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Beginner: This is the division you would start in when you first try out tournament paintball. The rules are a little bended so you can get away with more because you arent too familiar with the game. Also the gun speed is usually brought down so it doesnt hurt as much. This is only played locally
Rookie: After a year or so of beginner, this is where you go. The competetion isnt too serious but can get that way occasionaly. All the real rules are brought into play, and the competetion is harder then the previous division. You should only spend a year here. This is only played locally
Novice: This is where the competetion starts to get tough. The teams in this division are filled with players that dedicate the whole season just to paintball. They are usually playing indoor during the winter too. So since they play more, the competetion is better. This is played locally
D3: This is where you start to travel. Division three is either a regional or national event. This is where the players dedicate a great deal of their life to paintball. This is where alot of the sponsors come in and the price to play gets a little cheaper.
D2: There isnt much difference between D2 and D3. Obviously D2 has more knowledge of the game. The teams work better at the D2 level, but usually the individual players can compete with eachother. This is also played on a national and regional scale.
D1:This is all national events. Most of these players can hold their own against the pros. They may not have the experience of the pros, but the skill is well on its way. The sponsors are very big at this level, and most things they will get for free or at a huge discount.
Semi-pro: This is almost the same as pros. These teams are usually like farm teams in hockey. But some are teams created, but are not at the pro level yet.
Pro:This is the top level of play. Their knowledge and skill is the best it can be. Almost all of them dedicate their life to the game they have loved for so long.
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