by: Afshar Mahdi (Ecuador)
What is paintball?
Paintball is a sport played by two or more teams of players. Each player is equipped with one marker (gun), compressed air tank, loader (where you put the paintballs), protective gear such as knee-pads, elbow-pads, jersey and pants. In paintball they are different types of games; Speedball is a fast game where the game zone is about 100 ft x 120 ft. In this game you can cover yourself with inflatable bunkers where each bunker has a different shape and a name like “Doritos”, “snake”, etc.
Another type of game is Woodsball.Woodsball, most of the time is played in big scenarios like in a forest, where you can cover yourself with nature like with trees, bushes, trenches, etc. Paintball has lots of benefits like full body workout, increasing of interpersonal skills and self-confidence, major stress relief. It also promotes teamwork where a lot of companies in the world are using paintball as a tool to fortify the relationship between co-workers.
Tournaments in Ecuador
In Ecuador they are many tournaments where Speedball and Woodsball are include. The most important Speedball tournament in Ecuador is the EPPL (Ecuadorian Professional Paintball League), where there are 5 vs 5 players. Another league is called 3 x 3, which is played with three players on both teams. In Woodsball they have the UWL (Ultimate Woodsball League), where bigger scenarios are played and there are 10 players on each team. Having a lot of tournaments in Ecuador is good because it maintains a high performance of game between the players on a national scale.
Why do I like Paintball?
I like to play paintball for a lot of reasons. The first one is that paintball is a fun sport that you can enjoy with your family and friends. Also, it helps me to release all my accumulated stress from the week. At the same time it helps me to be fit. In conclusion, I would recommend everyone to join and play paintball, in fact, there are extraordinary benefits shown above. It is a sport that you can enjoy with your friends and family.