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Paintball is a highly competitive group shooter sport where participants remove competitors from the match by striking or hitting them with color filled jelly capsules (“paintballs”) that can rupture at impact. Paintballs are typically fired with a small pneumatic gun referred to as a paintball marker. These are typically powered with pressurized air (nitrogen) or co2.
The Sport was primarily created in the Eighties intended for entertainment, yet today it is most often played in a more formal sports environment, with arranged competitions that can incorporate large competitions, pro teams, and players. The Paintball training is even applied in military services, police and safety, and security agencies to complement army or marine practicing techniques. Paintball guns are used to train in riot tactics and non-lethal apprehension of threatening suspects.
Matches may be set up on inside or outside areas of various ranges. A match field generally is dispersed with real or created landscape, that participants can utilize for strategic cover. Match categories and objectives differ and can involve elimination, king of the hill, capture the flag, guarding or assaulting a specified position or spot, or getting items of interest concealed in the game area. Based on the version of selected, matches may go on from a few minutes to many hours, or possibly various days and up to a week through “scenario play.”
The legality of paintball differs between different countries and nations around the world. In many counties wherever controlled playing is available, participants are obligated to use protecting face masks, have a barrel blocking security gear, and secure match protocols are rigorously enacted.