Throughout the last three years the paintball industry has been pulling back sponsorship dollars at an alarming rate. At the same time paintball teams need more and more funds to be competitive. What do teams have to do to get the industry to sponsor them? What should the industry realistically expect from their sponsored teams?

Is it sponsorship or is it charity? Can the industry survive without it? What can we do differently to make it work for both teams and manufacturers?

Do we still as players still need or want sponsorship?