Originally Posted by paintballer929
Also, is there a lot of cheating in terms of modes in the tourney scene?
Since the first question is answered, ill answer the second one for ya.
Cheating wasn't really an issue until ramping, and rebound came out. The first markers that had ramping and rebound boards were considered cheater markers, but then look at today, ramping and rebound are both legal in some tournament formats.
After a while the speedy 2 board came out. This was quite literally a "cheater" board. Everything was adjusted through a morse code that the board had. Wanted to change from ramping to full auto? Wanted to change from 20 bps to 25bps, just type in a morse code and there you go. After a while the refs started catching on to this. The penalty for having a "cheater" board was very great. Your team was disqualified, and the marker was pulled from that tournament. Not to mention a pretty hefty point deduction.
Now with the new technology such as the robot, and radar guns, cheating isn't really a factor anymore.