TERMS AND CONDITIONS NXL Australia

EVENT LOCATIONS / HOST VENUES
Only venues listed on this site are host venues of NXL Australia and selected as official NXL Australia sites.  Each official location will host the NXL Australia series with the following criteria:
  • Each location represents an official NXL Australia location and is host of a State series which contributes to a National competition.
  • Each location (unless new) will conduct a minimum of 3 tournaments plus a finals event on an annual basis.
  • The annual series will be a Mercy format with capped 10.5 BPS.
  • Each location will operate according to WPBO rules. Slight variations may occur not only with WPBO rules but also between host locations. These variations are necessity driven and incorporated if required and are generally to accommodate local law or site requirements.
  • Teams may compete in more than one series eg. A team may register and compete in both NSW and Victoria, however these are two separate series.
  • Any team can enter the NXL Australian Championships (Finals) however the prize pool varies according to the winning teams qualification ie. the number of NXL Australia events attended.
See Prizes Page for further details.
 
INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
Any International team can compete in the NXL Australia Series under the proviso that the competing team is made up of genuine and regular players for that team. Competing International teams are eligible to qualify and compete for the major prize. An International team must comply with the NXL Australia rules listed on this site and at the location.
 
Imports, substitutions, ring-ins, etc
A team may join an NXL Australia Series at any time, however it is the intention to keep a fair but competitive competition. To achieve this, each
team must follow these guidelines:
  • A team may register to compete in more that one NXL Series.
  • Teams must register via the PB Leagues event portal to compete in an NXL Series event.
  • For the Grand Final (NXL Australia International Championship) A player (international or local) must have competed within a team for a minimum of two NXL Australia Series events to be regarded as a regular or (team member) on that team. A player may compete on several teams as long as this rule is satisfied. This rule is for the purposes of finals to eliminate team stacking.
  • Throughout the season a team is permitted to have “guest players”. (with the guest player being only one division higher than the teams ranking). As a general rule two guest players of a higher ranking would increase the overall ranking of that team and it would step up a ranking.
NXL Australia acknowledges that the major prize is very substantial / desirable and will be hard fought for by all teams. It is our intention to give every team flexibility to grow in skill by sourcing guest players and have the ability to fill team positions if required whilst also providing a fair and competitive series for all that compete.
 

EVENT FEES:
Paint:
The NXL Australia Series are NON – BYO Paint events.
Quality paint will be provided at all NXL Australia Series events at market price.
Paint prices within Australia will be uniform across each State.

Any team bringing byo paint to an NXL event will forfeit any prize, standing and opportunity to play.

Entry Fees:
Australian events will employ a uniform entry fee across the country. 

Team Registration
Teams will need to organise themselves for the season. Consideration should be made if reserve players are required and rules for qualifying for finals.

  • To compete for the (major prize – finals) team members within Australia must have competed in a minimum of two NXL series events.
  • All teams competing in NXL Australia Series must register via the PB Leagues portal via the event registration on this site.

If any NXL Australia rule conflicts with WPBO or State Series information, the NXL Australia rule applies or NXL Australia reserves the right to apply a decision.
If you have any questions just contact NXL Australia or the State Series holder by email only.
Click here to download WPBO Series game rules.
Field Layouts
Field layouts for each respective location will be posted by the host venue prior to each event. These will be made available by viewing the round listed on the events page. Check out the NXL Australia facebook page for information as well. The field layout for the finals and the National Championship will also be made available prior to the event.  

Locations and Links
Maps for host venues are available on the events page by clicking on directions for the round of your choice.
General Rules of Participating in NXL Australia
  • All players and teams must compete with integrity and sportsmanship, respecting other players, referees, organisers, venue staff and game rules.
  • All players must only use paintballs as supplied by NXL Australia. BYO paint is not permitted in any quantity at any NXL Australia Series event and for any reason or use. A team, individual or host venue using or having an alternative paintball at an NXL Australia Series event will forfeit any teams eligibility to compete in the series finals regardless of their current ranking and/or may not take part in future events.
  • All players must play and comply with the NXL Australia Series Paintball Tournament Rules and also the rules of the host venue. Intentional cheating or rule abuse is not permitted. Any team found to have cheated to gain an advantage or influence the outcome of a game may have their points deducted for part or the whole of the series. In the event this occurs in the finals – NXL Australia reserves the right to apply a win reversal. Therefore removing the win from a team that has cheated.
  • Hot Shots Paintball Skirmish Pty Ltd, GI Sports LLC , NXL USA, NXL Australia and any host of the NXL Australia events, including their staff, associates, employees, directors, owners and others associated with each entity will be held indemnified by each player attending or competing in any event from any financial loss, injury, cost, loss of life, or claim that has arisen from attending an event hosted by a field operator and/or receiving or redeeming a prize from any NXL Australia Series event.
  • In accepting and receiving any prize, the recipient accepts full responsibility for that prize and holds no other person or entity liable for any claim whatsoever.
  • To be eligible to redeem a prize each player and team must comply with all game rules of NXL Australia, the host venue and any requirements listed on this web site.
  • Any team may forfeit any prize won (without compensation) if any member of the winning team acts in a way which undermines, causes to reduce the integrity or reputation or attempts to bring into disrepute NXL Australia or any of its host locations. A person who has physically, verbally or communicated via social media or by other means; comments, abuse, bullying or conducted themselves inappropriately against NXL Australia, any Sponsor, worker, event staff, player or host venue, may be refused to play or will not have access to any prizes. Such a determination will be made at the sole discretion of NXL Australia.
  • If any abnormalities, disputes or confusion arises with any eligibility of prizes, redemption of prizes, loss of prizes, forfeiture of prizes or any other issue relating to NXL Australia or game rules, conditions or outcomes, Hot Shots Paintball Skirmish reserves the right to impose a decision which will be enforceable and accepted by all parties.
  • International teams competing in NXL Australia are bound to the rules, terms and conditions listed in this web site. NXL Australia reserves the right to amend or add terms and conditions throughout the season without notice and it is each players responsibility to have knowledge of the rules.

PRIZES

The total prize pool represents one of the largest in the Paintball Industry and the prize for the Championships represents one of the largest prizes for a single paintball round – world-wide. 
Every competing team in the NXL Australia Series has the opportunity to win the Ultimate  – Being NXL Australian International Champions and competing at NXL USA – World Cup Florida.
GI Sportz, Hot Shots Pro Shop and all of the NXL Australia Series partners, supporters and sponsors have pooled their resources to support – You the player.

MAJOR PRIZES

DIVISION 1 (Open)
The overall winner will be crowned “NXL Australian International Champions” and have the opportunity to compete at NXL World Cup – Florida
The prize pool is to the value of $15,000.00 AUD and is a combination of:
AIRFARE (economy) for 5 players.
ACCOMMODATION for 5 players for 4 days.
TEAM ENTRY into NXL – WORLD CUP FLORIDA
EVENT PAINT – Up to 45 Boxes of GI Sportz Paint.

or CASH PRIZE: $5000.00

ELIGIBILITY:

  • If (winning) team competes in no less than four rounds of NXL Australia Series – Full Prize
  • If (winning) team competes in no less than two NXL Australia Series events – Eligible for $4000.00 cash prize only.
  • If (winning) team competes in less than two NXL Australia Series events – Eligible for $2000.00 cash prize only.
  • International based teams remain eligible for full prize.
  • The above participation requirements are rounds excluding finals.
Terms and Conditions
  • The major prize consisting of a total prize pool to the value of $15000.00 AUD which includes; airfare, accommodation, paintballs and entry into NXL World Cup Florida is described hereafter as “TRAVEL”.
  • The total prize package is to a maximum of $15000.00 AUD. Any shortfall is to be funded by the winning team. Any excess is not provided or transferable.
  • At its choice, Hot Shots reserves the right to book the accommodation and flight component of the prize. However any security deposit required for accommodation etc. must be funded by the winning team.
  • If the winning team is unable to redeem the prize and travel – they may exchange it for a cash prize of $5000 AUD in total hereafter referred to as “Cash”. A proportion of Cash and Travel is not permitted. Accommodation and Airfare must be booked by the following June 30 otherwise the prize will default to the cash prize.
  • Notification of the choice of prize redemption (Cash or Travel) must be made within 14 days after the date of the NXL Australia National Championship event. 
  • To redeem the prize, each team member travelling and competing must be recognised by NXL Australia as a member of that team and satisfy the terms of eligibility as above.. Team players may not be substituted with non-team members.
  • To redeem the travel prize all players must be eligible to travel overseas, satisfying all international travel requirements and entry into the USA prior to booking.
  • Any costs associated with alterations, cancellations, amendments, transfers, additional costs, fees or charges relating to redeeming the prize are to be at the expense of the player.
  • Allocation of the total prize value of $15000 AUD will be distributed in the following sequence:
  • Allocation of funds for the supply of 45 boxes of GI Sportz paint. Note: Any unused paint at the event cannot be on-sold in any way. If the winning team fails to proceed through the tournament and therefore only uses a portion of its allocation – the balance of the unused paint will be forfeited. Any requirements beyond the allocation of 45 boxes will need to be funded by the team. The valuation is based on 45 boxes of GI – 5 Star paint at the tournament listed price regardless if the team is provided that quantity or paint type.
    2) Allocation of funds for NXL USA Entry Fees valued at NXL USA entry rates.
    3) Allocation of funds for 4 days of Accommodation in Florida USA. Accommodation requirements and time will be discussed with the prize winner. (basic accommodation only – covers room rate only. (Food, beverages, fees, charges, etc. are not covered).
    4) Allocation of funds for Airfare for 5 people, flying economy class – Basic fare charge only. (Any additional fees, travel, transfer; costs are not included)
    To redeem the prize, any shortfall (if any) must be funded by the prize winner.
  • In the event an International team wins the major prize, the above rules apply.

DIVISION 2
The overall winner will be crowned “DIV 2 NXL Australian International Champions” and have the opportunity to compete in a Paintball Series event hosted in Asia (at the choosing of NXL Australia) 
The prize pool is to the value of $7,000.00 AUD and is a combination of:
AIRFARE (economy) for 5 players.
ACCOMMODATION for 5 players for 4 days.
TEAM ENTRY into event
EVENT PAINT – Up to 15 boxes
(If each member of the winning team uses Ninja Air Systems exclusively for the whole series, the paint allowance will be doubled to 30 boxes)

or CASH PRIZE: $2500.00

ELIGIBILITY:

  • If (winning) team competes in no less than four rounds of NXL Australia Series – Full Prize
  • If (winning) team competes in no less than two NXL Australia Series events – Eligible for $1500.00 cash prize only.
  • If (winning) team competes in less than two NXL Australia Series events – Eligible for $1000.00 cash prize only.
  • International based teams remain eligible for full prize.
  • The above participation requirements are rounds excluding finals.
Terms and Conditions
  • The major prize consisting of a total prize pool to the value of $7000.00 AUD which includes; airfare, accommodation, paintballs and entry into a Malaysian tournament event of NXL Australia’s choosing, is described hereafter as “TRAVEL”.
  • The total prize package is to a maximum of $7000.00 AUD. Any shortfall is to be funded by the winning team. Any excess is not provided or transferable.
  • At its choice, Hot Shots reserves the right to book the accommodation and flight component of the prize. However any security deposit required for accommodation etc. must be funded by the winning team.
  • If the winning team is unable to redeem the prize and travel – they may exchange it for a cash prize of $2500 AUD in total hereafter referred to as “Cash”. A proportion of Cash and Travel is not permitted. Accommodation and Airfare must be booked by the following June 30 otherwise the prize will default to the cash prize.
  • Notification of the choice of prize redemption (Cash or Travel) must be made within 14 days after the date of the NXL Australia National Championship event. 
  • To redeem the prize, each team member travelling and competing must be recognised by NXL Australia as a member of that team and satisfy the terms of eligibility as above.. Team players may not be substituted with non-team members.
  • To redeem the travel prize all players must be eligible to travel overseas, satisfying all international travel requirements and entry into Malaysia prior to booking.
  • Any costs associated with alterations, cancellations, amendments, transfers, additional costs, fees or charges relating to redeeming the prize are to be at the expense of the player.
  • Allocation of the total prize value of $7000 AUD will be distributed in the following sequence:
  • Allocation of funds for the supply of 45 boxes of GI Sportz paint. Note: Any unused paint at the event cannot be on-sold in any way. If the winning team fails to proceed through the tournament and therefore only uses a portion of its allocation – the balance of the unused paint will be forfeited. Any requirements beyond the allocation of 30 boxes will need to be funded by the team. The valuation is based on 30 boxes of GI – 5 Star paint at the tournament listed price regardless if the team is provided that quantity or paint type.
    2) Allocation of funds for Entry Fees.
    3) Allocation of funds for 4 days of Accommodation. Accommodation requirements and time will be discussed with the prize winner. (basic accommodation only – covers room rate only. (Food, beverages, fees, charges, etc. are not covered).
    4) Allocation of funds for Airfare for 5 people, flying economy class – Basic fare charge only. (Any additional fees, travel, transfer; costs are not included)
    To redeem the prize, any shortfall (if any) must be funded by the prize winner.
  • In the event an International team wins the major prize, the above rules apply.

DIVISION 3 and 4
The overall winner of Division 3 and Division 4 will win the following:
5 Boxes of GI Sportz Paintballs
If each member of the winning team uses Ninja Air Systems exclusively for the whole series, the paint prize will be doubled to 10 boxes. Paint will be provided for use at the first NXL Australia venue the winning team competes at.

Series (Round) Prizes

Each NXL Australia event will also have additional prizes consisting of trophies, medals and the following:

1st Place:  FREE entry into the next round  (not including finals) Round 4 prize will carry over to next season.

2nd Place:50% of entry into next round (not including finals) Round 4 prize will carry over to next season.

Note: NXL Sydney will offer only one 1st and 2nd Series Prize per Round due to events being a combination of divisions.

 

Any team may inquire as to any special circumstances. NXL Australia will assess any inquiry on its merits and make a determination. NXL Australia also reserves the right allow or refuse any team from competing.