Tournament Player FAQs

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO I NEED FOR A TEAM?

Pals is currently a 5-man tournament, which means we only allow 5 people into the field per match, but your team is allowed a maximum of 7 players in your roster. The only exception is Division 1, where teams are allowed a maximum of 9 players, in concession to the rigors of the P7 Race-to-4 format.

HOW DO I REGISTER MY TEAM?

Please refer to our Registration Page for additional information on how to register your team.

what division should MY TEAM play in?

DIVISION 1 – Open to all Division 1 teams around the world. No Pro or Semi-Pro players are allowed in this division as the PALS is currently an Amateur Championship Series.

DIVISION 2 – Open to all Division 2 teams around the world. Teams in this division are allowed to have a maximum of two (2) Division 1 players in their roster.

DIVISION 3 – Open to all Division 3 teams around the world. Teams in this division are allowed to have a maximum of one (1) Division 1 or two (2) Division 2 players in their roster.

DIVISION 4 – Open to all new teams around the world.Teams are allowed only one division 3 player in their roster. Please note that this division is for mechanical markers ONLY.

HOW DO YOU VERIFY DIVISION STATUS?

The databases of PALS, PSP, and Millennium will be used as a point of reference. Players who have not played in these leagues may use their local league IDs to verify their division. PALS Partners and Promoting Partners in relevant countries will be consulted for input regarding a player’s status. If a tournament player’s status cannot be determined, he/she will be deemed a division 1 player. Competing teams found to have slipped through the net and infringed the division terms and conditions will have their position taken away, and given to the next best team. All decisions regarding division status are at the organizer’s discretion, and are final. No further negotiations will be entertained.

WHAT IF I’M A RETIRED PRO?

Retired Pros and Semi Pros who have not played paintball in any capacity at all for at least three (3) years are allowed to enter as a Division 1 player. This is meant to cater for retired veterans in the paintball community. If you wish to apply for this clause, please email us the full details for consideration. The organizer reserves the right to final say, and all decisions are final.

WHAT ARE THE GAME FORMATS?

DIVISION 1 – P7 Race-to-4 format
DIVISION 2 – P7 Race-to-2 format
DIVISION 3 – P5 Race-to-1 format
DIVISION 4 – P5 Race-to-1 format

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FORMATS?

P7 format is more rigorous, and is similar to the X-ball or M7 format where teams race against the clock to a number of matchpoint wins (e.g. For Division 1, the first team to reach 4 matchpoints wins the game). P5 format is similar to the more traditional 5-man or M5 format. For more information, please download and read through our rulebooks.

HOW LONG DOES A GAME USUALLY LAST?

DIVISION 1 – Max 10 minutes of game time
DIVISION 2 – Max 7 minutes of game time
DIVISION 3 – Max 5 minutes of game time
DIVISION 4 – Max 5 minutes of game time

HOW MANY PIT CREW CAN MY TEAM HAVE?

Each team is allowed a maximum of two (2) pit crew to assist them before and after games. You may apply for your pit crew tags when you register your team.

IS COACHING ALLOWED?

Coaching is only allowed for Division 1 and 2 (p7 format) from the pre-designated coaching area. Division 1 & 2 teams are allowed one coach per team. Only coaches with the official “Coach” ID tag will be allowed into the coaching area. You may apply for the Coach tag when you register your team. Coaching is strictly forbidden for Division 3 and 4 (P5 format), and any Division 3 or 4 teams caught using a coach will be severely penalized.

AM I ALLOWED TO USE MY OWN E-MARKERS?

Yes.

HOW SHOULD I SET MY MARKER?

For Divisions 1, 2, and 3, your markers should be set in PSP/Millennium mode, at 13 bps. Ramping is allowed. For Division 4, this of course does not apply.

I’ve just started playing paintball and I have no marker. Can I still play?

Of course! We encourage new players to join Division 4, which is our rookie division. Division 4 teams are provided with paintball masks and mechanical markers, courtesy of Azodin Paintball.

Teams in this division can also opt to use their own masks and mechanical markers, or supplement the markers with their own accessories (tanks, e-loaders, barrels, etc). PALS is currently the only tournament organizer in Malaysia that allows accessorising of markers.

For the MPOC, Division 4 teams are allowed to collect their markers up to two (2) weeks before each leg, so that they may train with them. Teams registered for the entire season may also opt to rent the markers for the season. Please contact us for additional details if you plan to do so.

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