What is paintball?

Paintball is a sport in which you have a device (called a marker) that propels paintballs through the air. It can be played many different ways and with many different sizes of groups. It has become a globally competative sport and has come to be very popular. There are two main types of paintball, those are woodsball and speedball. Speedball is what is generally the competative game type, it is what is play at the largest touraments and draws the largest crowds. Woodsball on the other hand is a lot more common but is generally less competative. There are also many more ways to play woodsball than speedball. However, nomatter which one you are playing teamwork is the most important part. You need to be able to properly communicate with your team in order to win a game of paintball.


  • Typically 5v5
  • Played on a smaller field
  • Played by more experianced players
  • Very competative


  • Any number of players at a time
  • Less competative
  • Played anywhere
  • Typically played in the woods