M500, The Revolution

M500, The Revolution

The Millennium Revolutio


Revolution is evolution and all things must go through continuous evolution to survive, this is as true in our sport as in all things.
It has been clear to all at The Millennium and the entire wider industry that the sport of paintball needs to adapt to bring back a greater skill element and more enjoyable playing experience.

Our solution will be exhibited on the CPL field in Puget as a tournament between four of the World’s top teams. The rest of the event will remain on the traditional format until 2016.

Why change? What’s wrong with Tournament Paintball?

The game has evolved to a point where the need to fire vast amounts of paint is becoming the norm.
This is leading to a lower reward for skilful play, increasing team budgets at a time where recovery from the financial crisis is slow & an experience which is often becoming a negative to attract new players.

The Millennium has been listening to player comments and feedback as well as those of the industry & has wrestled with finding a simple & effective solution without taking anything away from what’s great about our sport

Many parts of the current format are very good with the Millennium’s original Race 2 concept being adopted world-wide.
One of the reasons that Race2 was a success is the ability to easily adapt the format to players with different skill levels & budgets by simply changing the number of points played.
We see no point or reason in changing this successful format, which has also made this an exciting sport to watch as a spectator, which has not been the case for many years.

Like other sports that involve continuous participation costs & equipment evolution, we must all remain relevant to the vast majority of grass roots players and the real world.

The Solution: M500

Using the current Race2 format but adding a limited number of paintballs per player per point.
This number can be changed over time or by the player level/budget to achieve the best results for all.
Our initial research leads us to believe that for The Millennium, this number works best at 500 balls/player/point.

How does it work?

Each player can access the field for each point with 1 loader (220 paint loaders) and 2 140 round paintballs pods.
Before starting each point at the start base, players can switch pods between teammates.
The game is then played using the normal Race2 format.

It’s as simple as that


Millennium Series 2015

New to Each Event:
•There will be at each Millennium event a field available where spectators will be able to give paintball a go. This field will also be used to run 3man competitions.
•Camping will be available at each event to help make playing top end tournament paintball much more affordable and help players with limited budgets.
•A huge amount of time and money will be spent in promoting our events to the outside Paintball world with the most professional web cast ever, an advertising agency and local promotions.

Rule Changes 2015:
•Paint: In order to make the game more interesting, appealing to mainstream audiences by making it easier to follow allowing spectators and TV audiences to watch games unfold in a much clearer way, only Lime green (Pantone 375c, 376c, 368c) and Bright orange (Pantone 1505c, 021c, 1585c) shell will be allowed.

New Divisions:
•Open Division 3 (OD3) – Affordable Paintball. Available to any team which has not played a Millennium event in the last 2 years. Race to 2 format, played on Saturday and Sunday. Price €750 plus VAT, to include 10 boxes of paint.
•3-Man. Several formats including 50cal will be played at each event, on the open field. No ID Card required.

Roster Changes 2015:
In 2015 Team Rosters will only be locked in the top 3, locked divisions. Please pay attention to the new seasonal roster limits:

CPL – 10 (no change)
SPL1 – 10 (instead of 12)
SPL2 – 12 (instead of 14)

Event Roster for ALL teams will now be 9 players.

Unlimited roster for ALL unlocked divisions – OD1, OD2, OD3, 3man. This now allows players to SWITCH teams throughout the season, allowing further opportunities for players to attend more events.

N.B – Players can only change teams within the unlocked divisions (OD1, OD2, OD3, 3man)

ID Prices:
ID Card prices remain the same as for 2015, but we will introduce a 1 Event card at €25 or €20 if you pre-register.

Prize Money:
CPL prize money will now be allocated at the end of each event, based on the results from that event as follows:

1st Place – €5000
2nd Place – €3000
3rd Place – €2000

Further Information:
Many people have contacted the Millennium over the last few days regarding some rules change on the other side of the Atlantic. We want to make clear that we will not be “semi auto only” as the Millennium believe this is an unenforceable rule and very open to abuse.

Regarding coaching, the rule stays the same as previous years. No communication is allowed by anyone (players, coaches, pit crew or any other person) from the designated pit-areas and fenced area near the netting from the spectator’s side, to the active field of play during any team points or matches. (Article 8.9.1).

However, we still encourage spectators to support their favourite team and we believe that the atmosphere from grandstands on the spectator’s side is very important for our sport.

Layouts will continue to be released 4 weeks prior to the event.

If the Millennium is today the best Paintball league in the world, it’s mainly because we have continuously tried to put on the best show possible, but also to be the fairest and most competitive series for teams. We believe that all rules should be applied to all divisions as we are all playing the same game.

Lets together make 2015 a true festival of Paintball, enjoyable for all, but with true and fair competition.