Can we play serious competitive paintball in the woods? I was pondering this after someone asked elsewhere if there will ever be any serious competitive leagues played on woodsball fields.
Team sports need to be played in an environment where both competing teams have, as close as possible, the same advantages and disadvantages. The term, "even playing field" comes to mind. Can a natural setting like a forest area ever be truly equal for both teams? I think not, and if not, how serious can we take the competition? How much did the variance of the field, play part in deciding the victor?
A game like soccer is played on a fairly level field, both sides of the field identical and the only real variable on any given day could be the direction and strength of the wind (which can affect the game considerably) and the location of the sun. Could competitive soccer be played on naturally formed sand dunes? Sure, but we would definitely take it a lot less seriously, so why bother? Can we play some recreational soccer on naturally built sand dunes? Sure, it might even be a lot of fun, but don't ask me to spend a lot of money and time practicing and take it very seriously.
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