Concept

The purpose of Formula 5 is to address all of these issues with modern tournament paintball…

  • Game playing time must be longer…
    In F5, Each team is guaranteed at least 10 minutes per game, and at least 4 games per day.
  • Costs of playing have to come down…
    Costs for playing is a maximum of £175 per 5 man team and £245 per 7 man team (any extra players used to increase the squad cost £35 per player), bring your own paint, and each team can rotate among their squad of players.
  • New people have to be attracted to the sport. If you are; not a good enough player, overweight, too old, too young, not fit enough you are not always wanted at many events…
    F5 abandons the concept of rushing to shoot everyone on the field and covering lanes. The game lasts for a minimum time and there are penalties for having to go through the start gate. So if you run out of paint or gas, or go through the start gate, the other team gets points. Shooting all your paint as fast as you can is no longer in your interest. Furthermore, the breakout is no longer a game winner, it may give you an early advantage but it can be easily clawed back.
  • Formula 5 paintball will be more TV friendly…
    Normal tournament formats have no focal point, and in the end become boring to watch..........  With Formula 5 it's not about watching a guy behind a bunker, or a guy diving into a snake; it's about territory, movement and strategy.  You can see what teams are trying to achieve just like in soccer.
  • Gun rules have become over the top and too regulated…
    Gun rules will be less restrictive, safer and easier on judges. The rules are simple! Semi auto or ramp under 280fps. Ramping will be allowed up to 12bps, as using all your paint will not always be to your advantage!
  • Paintball currently has no stats, nothing to judge player performance…
    There will be game statistics for all teams, showing eliminations, playing times and overall points. This information will be posted on this website, in the rankings section.
  • Locked divisions are a big problem in paintball…
    In the first year of Formula5 all divisions will be randomly selected, this year’s results will determine the following year's seeding. In the next year there will be seeded divisions in which players will play their own division, as well as some teams from other divisions