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.
Baldwin Park, CA – Spyder has announced exciting news for all 2012 Oklahoma D-Day participants, they are awarding over $6,500 in prizes at the event including 10 Spyder MRX markers, 10 Spyder MRX Elite markers plus Spyder Gear and Accessories. There’s no catch, to enter simply visit the Spyder booth to test shoot the revolutionary Spyder MRX marker featuring the brand new “DLS” Dual Loading System. This unique patent pending system enables you to interchange your loading system with a quick turn of the barrel; allowing the user to switch between a traditional upper load feed system and all new 10-round lower magazine feed system during play.
“We need a big truck to transport all the giveaway products we’re bringing to D-Day this year!” says John Solis, Event Coordinator for Kingman Group. “Stop by the Kingman booth to test shoot the MRX, then complete an entry for your chance to win! We will have all new Spyder products for sale, with techs on site to answer your questions.”
Oklahoma D-Day is the world’s largest scenario paintball event where paintball players can join the Allied Forces or German Forces to compete in several battles throughout the course of the week. The 2012 event starts on Monday, June 11th and runs through Sunday, June 17th. Spyder will be at the Kingman building for the entire event with all new products on display including the Spyder MRX, MRX Elite, Fenix, MR100 Pro, Xtra and Victor.
All giveaway participants must be on-site to claim prize. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of participants. Simply try the revolutionary Spyder MRX at the Kingman target shoot, then complete a entry form. For questions visit the Kingman booth at the 2012 Oklahoma D-Day event.
Spyder Paintball is excited to announce that they will be expanding their promotional partnership with Giant Sportz, operators of five of the best paintball fields on the West Coast including the World Famous SC Village and Hollywood Sports Park. Giant Sportz has already been working closely with Spyder Paintball throughout the last decade, most recently offering their incredible MRX marker as a rental gun upgrade at each location.
After teaming up together to co-market the benchmark “Field Makeover Program” contest, where one lucky field in the US will receive a complete overhaul including a new rental fleet and strategic marketing package, the two companies are now preparing to offer free VIP entry passes to select Giant Sportz facilities. That’s right, they’re giving away FREE paintball tickets!
Starting in the next few weeks, every order placed through Spyder Paintball or an official Spyder affiliated dealer/store, will include a free entry pass to a Giant Sportz paintball field, worth up to $28. So that’s not one but TWO ways you can receive your free ticket! Passes will be sent directly to Spyder affiliate paintball stores so that you can receive them immediately after making your in-store purchase, while California residents can get theirs mailed to them by ordering gear through the Spyder Paintball online store at www.Spyder.tv.
“We expect to distribute more than 10,000 free entry passes in the next couple of months,” said Dennis Bukowski, owner of Giant Sportz. “The team at Spyder Paintball has always put the customer first, which is why we are eager to partner with them on their new initiative.”
We had a blast supplying Spyder and KT paintball products for an exclusive Men’s Health teaser video and interview with Ellen Hollman, who plays the scantily-clad warrior Saxa in Starz’s popular series, Spartacus. Ellen was more excited to shoot her Spyder paintball gun then prep her hair and makeup for the video shoot, “When can I play with them?!” she asks… Check out the Teaser video and interview videos below, click here for the MensHealth.com exclusive. Special thanks to MensHealth.com for the opportunity to hang with their team and Ellen for the day, we thoroughly enjoyed it!
Spyder will be rocking the beach this Thursday, March 29 – Sunday, April 1st at the first major paintball event for 2012; the NPPL Surf City USA Open at the Huntington Beach pier. Spyder has been a platinum sponsor of the NPPL since it’s inception and will continue for 2012.
Stop by the Spyder Shooting Cage in Huntington Beach where you can test the all new Spyder MRX marker featuring the brand new “DLS” Dual Loading System. This unique patent pending system enables you to interchange your loading system with a quick turn of the barrel; allowing the user to switch between a traditional upper load feed system and all new 10-round lower magazine feed system during play.
Also look for the KT Arena where you can bring a friend to participate in a KT .43 Caliber shootout. Kingman will have staff on hand to show the latest products, and setup demos. “We are looking forward to a fun-filled week on the beach… surf, sun and paintball! Bring a friend down for a one-on-one match up in the KT Arena or try the new Spyder MRX at the shooting cage.” says John Solis, Event Coordinator for Kingman Group. Kingman will also have product for sale at discounted prices. Head down to the beach for extreme paintball action this weekend with Spyder and the NPPL.