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Old 03-01-2013, 11:20 PM #1
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do pros get paid now?

ive been away from the game for around 7 years now, are these guys getting paid yet?
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:27 PM #2
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ive been away from the game for around 7 years now, are these guys getting paid yet?
Some what.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:28 PM #3
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I'd bet 95% do not get a paycheck. They may play free paintball, but I don't think many get paid just to play.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:10 AM #4
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Veryand I mean very few do It's normally like a couple thousand and a few free guns that they can turn around and sell. There are a few though who do get paid descent money to play but It's not a ton and there's not a lot of them
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The way I understand it the ones that get paid generally get paid from their sponsors not the teams, like getting a job as a "PR Rep" or something.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:42 PM #6
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I was told much of the profit that the pros make is off of clinics and stuff like that, however somebody told me once that teams such as Russian legion and Houston Heat get paid a ton but im unsure. mainly high profile teams owned by rich people get paid i think
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if they do getting "salaries" from a company they genrally have to work for them as a marketing rep saying how much they love the gear blah blah blah
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:36 PM #8
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IIRC, Greenspan is one of the few who gets paid to play paintball, but he's also traveling quite a bit doing clinics and such.
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You may want to consider that many of the pros are also employed by a paintball company in sales or some other branch. This allows them to play on sponsored teams and have time to dedicate to playing. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that this was how Ollie Lang earned his salary by moving to Ironmen - he was a Dye employee.
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Most of the pro teams playing in the nppl season will not have salaries. PSP teams; Ironmen, Heat, Damage, and Impact pay their players (most of them). Though Im pretty sure most of their contracts vary. A big reason there was so many off seasons moves was because teams were offering payed contracts.
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You may want to consider that many of the pros are also employed by a paintball company in sales or some other branch. This allows them to play on sponsored teams and have time to dedicate to playing. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that this was how Ollie Lang earned his salary by moving to Ironmen - he was a Dye employee.
I don't think he ever worked for Dye, but I could also be wrong. I know he co-owns a deli haha.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:41 AM #12
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I don't think he ever worked for Dye, but I could also be wrong. I know he co-owns a deli haha.
I think he worked for Dye in some sort of way.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:49 PM #13
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There are more players than you think that get paid... Not a TON but idk, prolly the top 10-15% of the pro division gets paid. And the ones that do get paid get 1/2 way decent salaries. Also many players do work for their sponsors, and may also make money running tournaments and clinics.

To name a few players I am 90% get paid..

Justin Rabakoff
Greg Sweirs
All the russians on heat
Most players on russian legion
Dave bains
Chad george
A good chunk of the players on Damage
Alex goldman

I am sure there are more, but those are just ones off the top of my head that I am sure get paid to play.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:05 PM #14
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the answer is still the same as 7 years ago: not really.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:29 PM #15
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I don't think he ever worked for Dye, but I could also be wrong. I know he co-owns a deli haha.
he signed a contract with dye for 100k a yr for a position inside the company.
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the answer is still the same as 7 years ago: not really.
Ya just depends on the person
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Truth is... most pro players are full-time students, or have full-time jobs, and save every Vacation/Sick Day for tournaments/practice.
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There are more players than you think that get paid... Not a TON but idk, prolly the top 10-15% of the pro division gets paid. And the ones that do get paid get 1/2 way decent salaries. Also many players do work for their sponsors, and may also make money running tournaments and clinics.

To name a few players I am 90% get paid..

Justin Rabakoff
Greg Sweirs
All the russians on heat
Most players on russian legion
Dave bains
Chad george
A good chunk of the players on Damage
Alex goldman

I am sure there are more, but those are just ones off the top of my head that I am sure get paid to play.
Not just the russians on heat, and all of RL get paid, it is there government job.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:02 PM #19
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I'd say between team pay and endorsements they get paid
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:20 PM #20
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Depends on the team. I would say the 1%ers get paid cash. Most get guns. When players are paid in guns it's an easy way for the sponsors to double or triple their dollar. If a gun cost 400 to make and a player can sell it for 800 then the company can increase the value of the players contract while not actually having to pay that number.
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