After years in the making, Oliver Lang has officially unveiled the newest format in paintball, the Elite 1v1 Tour. The one versus one styled format uses a unique field setup and focuses on building great players and discovering untapped paintball talent around the globe. What started as merely an idea out of passion, Hormesis Paintball has pooled together a talented group of visionary creators to redefine what the sport can be on an international stage.
The Elite 1v1 Tour Builds on What Makes the Game Great.
Oliver Lang had a start in the sport of paintball similar to so many players around the world; playing paintball in the backyard, side by side with his best friends. Oliver would go on to become one of the greatest players in the sports history, inspiring an entire generation of players to strive for the highest level of the game.
However, not every player has the same opportunities that Oliver did in Southern California; high level competitive paintball currently exists in small pockets around the country, with the majority of top-level pros playing in just a few select areas. By creating a unified, one versus one format through the Elite 1v1 Tour, Oliver is focusing on what makes the sport great and expanding it in a meaningful way. Paintball players around the World can all share the same opportunity to play at the games highest level to climb the ranks.
The simple rules, fast-paced games, and proven community building will lead to creating a stronger, international paintball network and a platform for truly anyone to become the best in the world.
Clear Goals and a Focus on Growth in the Game.
Oliver didn't want to simply create just another league, he wanted to transcend what the sport can be on an international stage. For more than two years Lang fostered his vision and brought his concept to life by focusing on a few key goals that would transform paintball into its next golden era;
The Duel serves as the primary, competitive format of the Elite 1v1 Tour, and is a one versus one match played for ranking points or in competitive tournaments.
The Joust is an informal game played for fun and camaraderie and can serve as a warmup to a Elite 1v1 Tour Event. A joust can have as few as four participants and as many as forty representing two national teams comprised of Duelers from across the World.
The most unique aspect about the Elite 1v1 Tour is the formats distinct connection to the players and their personalities on and off the field. Rather than the industry standard way of viewing the sport, the Elite 1v1 Tour can redefine paintball media with in-depth story telling on and off the field, character building, and season-long arcs that create immersive and enthralling media experiences.
Instead of focusing solely on the on-field aspects of the sport, the media team being assembled for the Tour can provide an all encompassing and engaging story for each player that follows them on the field, during their training, and in their everyday lives.
The most critical element to any captivating form of media is the human element. Viewers and fans need to be made to care about the personalities, the struggles, and the achievements of the players on the field.
The inaugural Elite Tour debuting in the summer of 2023 will be the launch point for one of the most ambitious and riveting media productions in the sports history and will usher in a new way to view the sport and engage viewers around the globe.
The Full White Paper and Constitution
An important focus of the Elite 1v1 Tour is the inclusion of all players in the community and to ensure their voice is heard. The official White Paper of the organization is meant to outline the structure of the format, its rules, and how it is governed. Read the full White Paper below.