Baldwin Park, CA – Spyder, one of today’s leading paintball manufacturers has just announced a strategic partnership with RateMyPaintball, the new worldwide crowdsourcing website that lets players upload and vote for their favorite teams.
“As soon as we understood the full potential of this site, we jumped on board. It’s important to give back to the paintball community, and Spyder has always believed that sponsorship and prizes were an excellent way to do that,” says Ian Tennant, Marketing Manager for Kingman.
RateMyPaintball lets teams upload their profile no matter where they live, what type of paintball they play, what league they’re in, and whether or not they’re already sponsored. The aim of the site is to build a global index of paintball teams to give them more visibility to potential sponsors. Five prizes by other manufacturers are currently on display and a dozen more will be available in the next three months.
“We’re currently awarding prizes by team popularity, sometimes in specific countries to develop the market there, but the next series of prizes will be awarded after closer inspection of the profiles by leading paintball manufacturers, including Spyder,” explains RateMyPaintball co-founder Stephane Salema.
Spyder has just unveiled their first prize of seven Fenix markers, featuring the Eko™ Valve which offers the most extreme air efficiency available in the paintball market. The patent pending green concept Eko™ Valve reduces your cost to play paintball delivering an impressive 1,600 shots average per 20oz. CO2 tank. Other standard features include a Break Beam Eye “Anti-Chop System” for increased reliability and performance, a rear facing “Color Access Mode Display” (CAMD), and 3-Way adjustable magnetic response “Saber” Trigger. These seven markers, available in a choice of two colors, will be awarded to the most popular non-sponsored speedball team worldwide with more than 500 votes (paintball goods must be cleared for shipment in the winning country). “Not only can this incredible prize—the largest so far—be awarded to any team in the world, but the social architecture of the website ensures that new products become quickly visible to the entire paintball community, and even to future players,” adds Salema.
“We’re already planning a second prize that will be announced this summer. It’s exciting to see that paintball is still as innovative as ever, and using the social Web to further grow the sport around the world,” concludes Tennant from Spyder.
Beginning in 1992, Kingman Group quickly established its reputation with the Hammer™ series pump action marker, and then completely changed the scope of the paintball sport with its now legendary Spyder® semi-automatic series. Since then, Kingman Group has been known for its reliable and affordable paintball markers and dedication to promoting and growing the sport.
The only one-stop-shop worldwide crowdsourcing website that helps paintball teams get noticed and get sponsored. Players can sort by country, brand, popularity, speedball, milsim, or use the searchbox to find a specific team. It’s guaranteed exposure, milsim and speedball friendly. It’s fun and will always be free.