NOMINEES FOR Creator of the Year
Brian Wolfe, VERBHAL Photography.
Less than two seasons ago, the paintball world barely knew the name Verbhal. Flash forward to the present and Brian "Verbhal" Wolfe has become arguably the most talented and innovative photographer in the entire paintball industry. His focus on capturing high-emotion photos and utilization of advanced camera technology has led to his unmatched quality and rise in popularity. Brian has pushed the limits of still photography in the sport with his unique style of creating short video clips containing thousands of individual photographs. His work on the pro NXL field and beyond has made him one of the most creative and quality driven photographers in the game today.
David Quittman, HK Army.
"Quittski" as he is affectionately known, has been the most viewed videographer and creator in the sport of paintball for nearly two decades. His endless drive to find unique and creative angles, highly popular tracking shots of players, and use of slow motion video makes him one of our favorite videographers of all-time. As the marketing director of HK Army, he is constantly pushing the envelope on product presentation and marketing of paintball products and he is in a league of his own when it comes to creativity in video form in the sport of paintball.
Ryne Broshears, Ry Guy Media.
Ryne has absolutely blown up in the 2021 season, and even that may be an understatement. Ryne's use of creative shot angles, and aggressive social media posting has made him one of the games most popular videographers of the year. His unique, tightly cropped shots often capture some of the most thrilling moves of the year on the pro field and are rapidly exposing a larger audience to the world of paintball. His videos have garnered millions of views on popular platforms like TikTok and Instagram and he continues to chase dream-like clips on the NXL field and beyond.
Tyler Harmon & Marcello Margott, Play The Game Podcast.
The year is 2020, most of the world is stuck inside with COVID restrictions, and many paintball players struggle to keep their connection to the game. Enter Tyler Harmon and Marcello Margott, who quickly grew their platform, Play the Game Podcast, by providing players and fans unique insights into the minds of pro players and industry giants. Since their debut they have produced well over 100 episodes with some of the most legendary players of all-time like Oliver Lang, Chris Lasoya, and Archie Montemayor. They continue to use their unique interview style to reveal new stories and information that have helped build the legacy of the sport and preserve the history of the game.
Chris Dilts, Chris Hass, Dan Mouradian, Dan Napoli, F8MOUS.
One of the most complete looks into the golden era of professional paintball, F8MOUS was released in 2021 to rave reviews on the in-depth view it gave on tournament play in the early 2000s. The result of nearly a decade of work in the paintball industry, and tens of thousand of archived photos, Chris Dilts, Chris Hass, Dan Mouradian, and Dan Napoli created the popular coffee table book to help preserve one of the richest parts of the games history. The highly intimate exploration into the game gave fans new insights, previously unpublished photos, and stories from the era and is one of the best single media creations in the games history.