Paintball is a competitive team shooting sport in which players eliminate opponents from play by coloring them with spherical dye-filled gelatin capsules (“paintballs”) that break upon impact. Paintballs are usually shot using a low-energy air weapon called a paintball marker.
Because of the speed of impact (300 km per second maximum, 328 for international competitions) the capsule breaks as soon as it enters contact with the objective, releasing its content on the opponent’s suit. After being colored by a “paintball”, the player is eliminated from the game and to join again he needs to wait a certain time or for the next match to start.
This game is regularly played at a competitive level, in tournaments and championships all over the world.