National Team Criteria 2020

National Teams must meet the following criteria to compete in the official UPBF Paintball World Championships events as organized and sanctioned by the UPBF worldwide.

Team Criteria

  1. The National Team must be sanctioned by the highest paintball authority in their respective country (Federation/Association/National League) as recognized by the UPBF.
  2. Only one team from a country per category is allowed to enter as per the above recognized body for the country.
  3. If a country does not have a national paintball organization/league/business that is registered with the UPBF, the UPBF can, after approval from the executive committee, approve a country to compete as long as all other criteria are met relating to the team and players.

Player Criteria

  1. Players on the team must meet the criteria for the category they compete in as listed in this document.
  2. Players must be a citizen from the country they represent or hold permanent residency.
  3. Player proof of citizenship can include – ID from country, Passport from country, Permanent Residence Visa, Proof of Residence (if required).
  4. Proof of citizenship must be the same as the country they represent.
  5. The UPBF reserves the right to refuse a player from competing during the event if point 3 above is not met.
  6. It is preferred that a country have a formal selection process to select players on the national representative team.
  • Information about all players and staff must be provided prior to the event for verification

Mens Category

Participants: Men National Teams only, consisting of players from that nationality.
Age limit: No limits.
Teams limit: No limit. If registered more than 16, the qualification system will be applied.
Format: Race to 4, M500.
Roster: 12 players, 5 crew members (max roster size 17).
Qualification system: Will be available later.

CategoryAffiliated Member Non-Affiliated Member
Men’s€ 500€ 1250

Veterans Category

Participants: Players aged 40 and older. 
Age limit: 1980 and earlier.
Teams limit: 16 teams. If registered more than 16, the qualification system will be applied.
Format: Race to 4. M500
Roster: 12 players, 5 crew members (max roster size 17).
Qualification system: Will be available later

CategoryAffiliated Member Non-Affiliated Member
Veterans’s€ 400€ 1250

Womens Category

Participants: Women National Teams only, consisting of players from that nationality
Age limit: No limits.
Teams limit: 8 teams. If registered more then 8, the qualification system will be applied.
Format: Race to 4. M500 (5-player) / Race to 2. M500 (3-player)
Roster: 12 players, 5 crew members (max 5-player roster size 17) / 6 players, 4 crew members (max 3-player roster size 8)
Qualification system: Will be available later.

CategoryAffiliated MemberNon-Affiliated Member
Women’s 5-man€ 300€ 600
Women’s 3-man€ 150€ 300

U19 Category

Participants: National Teams only, consisting of players from that nationality
Age limit: Born during or after 2001.
Teams limit: 8 teams. If registered more than 8, the qualification system will be applied.
Format: Race to 4, M500.
Roster: 12 players, 5 crew members (max roster size 17).
Qualification system: Will be available later

CategoryAffiliated MemberNon-Affiliated Member
U19€ 300 
€ 600

U16 Category

Participants: National Teams only, consisting of players from that nationality
Age limit: 2004 and later.
Teams limit: 8 teams. If registered more than 8, the qualification system will be applied.
Format: Race to 2, .68cal 5.5bps or mechanical, loader only.
Roster: 6 players, 4 crew members (max roster size 8).
Qualification system: Will be available later

CategoryAffiliated MemberNon-Affiliated Member
U16 3-manFree€ 300

National Jerseys

  • All the players of each National team should wear jerseys, designed in National colours.
  • Jerseys of each National teams player should be the same design.