Those US paintball tournaments seem to be marketed/branded more as an extreme sport rather than military-based, compared to airsoft. The players look like they’re dressed for a motocross race.
I’d probably give airsoft ago if the opportunity arose (i.e. forced into it) but I do like watching the cheating videos on occasion:
Yeah the outfits are exactly like motocross gear.
When I was at one of the aforementioned Diamond Wars events, I was trying to put together a small team to go on a mission within the wider context of the battle.
I mustered 5 or 6 suitably warry looking lads to go and capture a flag or something and then a young arena paintballer decked out in bright orange kit with sponsor’s logos all over it decided to join us.
We had to politely tell him to **** off because the mission involved quite a bit of sneaking around and trying not to be seen.