EASTERN PAINTBALL LEAGUE
As a professional tournament promoter, the Eastern Paintball League stands alone in our goal to provide the best tournament playing experience the first time and every time for all of our competitors. We know you train hard, you play hard and when it comes to competing, you fight just as hard to prove that you are the best. Our mission is to provide you with the best: the best venues, the best paintballs and of course, the best competition that our area has to offer. If you are a return player, we look forward to seeing you again soon, but if you are a new player, give us a try, find out what the true experience of tournament paintball is all about, we guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
THREE CONFERENCES. ONE LEAGUE.
In the beginning, it was just one conference held at one location in North Carolina. By 2008, the EPL was growing and consisted of teams that came from as far north as New York and as far south as South Carolina. In our attempt to provide the best tournament paintball experience, the Eastern Paintball League (EPL) was then divided into three conferences: the South Conference, North Conference and the Mid-Atlantic Conference. We wanted to bring the tournament to you, thus providing the best paintball experience possible which we all know that one aspect of that experience is travel. After merging with the Global Paintball League (GPL), in 2016, the EPL Mid-Atlantic Conference is now called the FIVESTAR Series (5Star).
Each conference is comprised of paintball teams from a common geographical region. These self organized teams compete against each other at the regional level as well as the national level. Each conference is comprised of Division 5 and Division 4 teams , with the best teams focused towards competing at the national level. The EPL is known for providing some of the best competition at the national level, from Division 5 all the way up to pro. Of course, we don’t offer a pro division at the regional level, but several semi pro and pro teams all began their paintball career with the EPL.
During the season, four individual paintball tournament are held within each conference. Having a total of three conferences, the EPL produces a total of 12 conference events during the season. Paintball teams are not restricted to one conference, however due to the geographic distance between each venue, most teams tend to play in conference which is closest to where they live.
Series standings are maintained throughout the year within each conference. At the end of the fourth event for each conference, a conference champion is calculated based on the totals point earned within that specific conference. Once crowned champion, the three conference champions are seeded in the top 3 positions going into the East Coast Cup in their endeavor to win FREE entry in the NXL World Cup held in Florida in November.
EAST COAST CUP
The ECC is the cream of the crop. The one time when teams from each conference come together at one location to determine who is the best of the best. No other league covers a larger geographical area nor does any other league have the amount of players that participate as does the EPL. To win any tournament within the EPL series is a true accomplishment, but to win the East Coast Cup is victory that demands the respect of players and teams not just at the regional level but at the national level as well.
No prior participation in any conference events is required to play in the East Coast Cup. Do not be surprised to see teams from other leagues attend, knowing that the competition is the best of the best and to see where they line up with the best of what the EPL has to offer.
EPL SERIES CHAMPIONS
Other than the regular prize package that is offered at each of the 12 EPL events, we also offer prizes for overall conference and series winners. A winner will be crowned for each conference at the end of the fourth event for that particular conference. Overall points are totaled and the winner is given FREE admission to the East Coast Cup held in September. The ECC is the 13th event of our series and is a stand alone championship event. No more previous team points are calculated, there is no more North, South or Mid-Atlantic (5star series) conference points, everyone is competing as if the slate were wiped clean. Of course, everyone is competing for the standard prize package that was given at all the previous events but also for that FREE World Cup Entry (for Division 4 teams only) in Florida and for that title, Eastern Paintball League Series Champion. Division 5 teams will be competing for the season entries for the 2020 EPL series and title of the EPL series champions.
LISTED BELOW YOU WILL FIND HELPFUL TOPICS WHICH IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST YOU AND YOUR TEAM WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE EASTERN PAINTBALL LEAGUE
EVENT DATES & VENUES | FORMATS & DIVISIONS | REGISTRATION | PLAYER ID CARDS | POLICIES & PROCEDURES | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FORMATS & DIVISIONS
The EPL offers a variety of tournament formats. The basic format is5MAN, meaning there are 5 players from each team on the field for a total of 10 players during a 5MAN game. The EPL features a “Split deck” tournament structure for all 5MAN RaceTo-2 formats. Division 5 matches are held on Saturdays & Division 4 matches take place on Sundays.
The divisions, with the Eastern Paintball League, are designed to level the playing field by separating more experienced players from those who might just be learning to play tournament paintball. Division 5 is the lowest division offered and is intended for those players who have never played in a competitive paintball league or may have very limited tournament experience. Division 3 is the highest division that is offered at EPL Tournaments.
THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
The EPL registration process is simple and easy if you take the time to complete this task early. There are several procedures you will need to complete to be on your way to competing in the EPL Tournament Series. If this is your first time, do not get frustrated, we are here to help you. Simply follow the simple steps, on how to obtain a EPL Player ID and how to register your team.
EPL PLAYER ID CARDS
The EPL requires that each player have a valid annual EPL player ID card. In order to eliminate substitutions of illegal rostered players, having an EPL ID is imperative. Therefore, every player is required to show their EPL ID before entering the field of play. Each player will need APPA ID number. If you do not have an APPA ID number, we have provided some simple steps to follow at the link below. Once each player has an APPA ID number they are able to purchase their official EPL Player ID card through the APPA Website.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
In order to maintain a consistant paintball tournament series, the EPL has very rigid policies and procedures.
Get more information about:
- Player ID numbers
- Team ID numbers
- Registration Deadlines
- Inclement weather
- Prize packages
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Over the past 14 seasons, we have been asked many questions about the league. We have listed and answered some the most common questions on a information page of this website. Obviously we cannot predict every question, so please feel free to contact us if you do not find any answer on this website.