Over 1,500 Northwest paintball players are expected to attend SuperGame for the Scenario play; but even more attendees are planning on heading out to SniperzDen Paintball park in May to do something else. Shop.
Several years ago, event producer Dan Bonebrake started inviting paintball companies to set up shop alongside the paintball field for a unique opportunity to talk to customers about their products and services. The small row of pitched canopies has grown into a nationally recognized paintball trade show that has become as famous as the SuperGame itself. 2012 saw big industry companies like Tippmann and Planet Eclipse join the SuperGame Vendor Village, and the list of 2013 sponsors continues to grow with support from companies and paintball personalities who are recognized world-wide as industry leaders.
Among the sponsors listed are several companies that SuperGame attendee's have come to rely on being at the field. Companies like Component Concepts Inc., Gearheadz Paintball, Extreme Velocity, Hellfish TV, BNS Paintball, Impact Action Sports and Super Stanchy Customs are all staples on the local paintball scene. But the Vendor Village is pulling brands from far beyond the Northwest companies players expect. From further down the coastline, PaintballGateway.com is heading up from their base of operations in California. FogDoc, and paintball celebrities Sonny Lopez and Kat Secor are also expected to attend from the Sunshine State.
One of the most recognized teams in the United States, Blues Crew, have confirmed that they are joining the ranks of media personalities and players to hit the field, along with dozens of other photographers, paintball writers and vloggers from around the nation.
The SuperGame is receiving attention from the international scene as well. Planet Eclipse, a company based in the United Kingdom, will be pitching their tent in Vendor's Village. Not to be outdone, G.I. Sportz based out of Canada has signed on as the official paint supplier for the event.
There is no doubt that for paintball players, manufacturers, small business owners and media; come the first weekend of May, SuperGame is the place to be. It has evolved from a small group of players running through the woods to an event that caters to athletes and hobbyists of all experience levels. Now home to clinics, classes, shopping, community outreach and a variety of game formats, it is like walking through the pages of the best paintball magazine... only better. Rather than just turning the pages in a glossy magazine, you can meet the people who make the sport move, shake their hand, and discover what it is to eat, live and breathe paintball all in one place.
SuperGame 45 Information:
When: May 3rd-5th, 2013
Where: SniperzDen Paintball Park
Cost: $40-$80 for field passes, plus the cost of paint
To learn more, or to register for the SuperGame, visit www.SuperGame.tv