Below is a list of most asked questions about the National X-Ball League.

How long is an NXL Field?
How many players are on Pro NXL teams?
Who owns the NXL?
What firing mode does the NXL use?
How much do NXL referees make?
How much do Pro NXL players make?
When did the NXL start?
How many NXL events are there every year?
Which city has the NXL been to most?
How many formats does the NXL have?

How long is an NXL Field?

NXL standard field size is 150×120 feet with a grid of 10×10 feet.

NXL Field Size image

How many players are on Pro NXL teams?

The NXL allows each team to roster 10 players. It’s common for teams to have as many as 15 players, but they may only take 10 to each tournament.

Who owns the NXL?

The majority owners are Bart Yachimec and Randy Smith.

What firing mode does the NXL use?

For the 2022 season the NXL will stick with the same firing modes.

3-Man, 5-Man, 7-Man, 10-Man, Race2/X-Ball will use the NXL Firing Mode. The NXL Firing mode is a ramping mode and only works with electronic markers, if you pull the trigger 5 BPS (5 times a second), the maker will shoot 10.5 BPS.

Players in the Classic Division can use electronic or mechanical markers. Mechanical markers don’t have a rate of fire limit, but response triggers and systems like it are not allowed. Electronic markers in the division can use either semi-auto or NXL Mode, but they are limited to 5.5 BPS.

How much do NXL referees make?

New NXL referee start around $150+/- a day depending on the needs of the league.

Typically new hires start on the lower division fields and move up the divisions as they gain experience. Moving up sometimes comes with more pay but often will include paid accommodation or reimbursement on travel.

Pro referees are very experienced and certainly get paid more than $150 a day. Not much is know about how much Pro refs are paid, as there are only a handful.

How much do Pro NXL players make?

Pro paintball players make wildly varying salaries and only around 20% of the Pros get a paycheck. Salaries typically start near $10,000 with some of the superstar players earning over $100,000. Salaries are not paid by the league, but by the team owners or teams themselves through sponsorships. While some players do get a paycheck most do not.

The biggest salaries in paintball history were paid in 2022. A new professional team The Latin Saints are paying players Alex Goldman, Justin Rabackoff, Alex Rodriguez and Kyle Spicka. Alex Goldman is rumored to be paid $100,000, Justin Rabackoff $150,000, Alex Rodriguez $150,000 and Kyle Spicka at $100,000+.

UPDATE: June 16th, 2022

In early May of 2022 the Latin Saints broke up. The season started off great with a second place, but as the event went on the team started to have issues. Players were doing a lot of the organizational work, booking hotels, preparing food, and paying out of pocket for other things the team needed. Most players have received some payment but more salaries were either late and short.

Thankfully most the players found new teams, the Latin Saints name was sold and a new owner with all Latin American players is stepping in.

When did the NXL start?

The first NXL tournament was the Great Lakes Open held June 5-7, 2015 in Cleveland Ohio.

How many NXL events are there every year?

It varies from 4-5, excluding 2020 when there were only 2 tournaments. . In 2022 there are 5 in total, 3 being Major and 2 Majors.

NXL Great Lakes Open Cleveland 2015

Who in the charge of the NXL?

Tom Cole is the President of the NXL.

Which city has the NXL been to most?

Every year since 2015 the NXL has visited Kissimmee, Florida. Las Vegas and Chicago are also very popular stops.

How many formats does the NXL have?

Six, there are six in total. 3-Man, 5-Man, 7-Man, 10-Man (Normal and Classic) and X-Ball.

Author

Yo! My name is Brad Johnson, I'm the author/creator/owner/janitor of Paintball Ruined My Life. I've been working in the paintball industry for over 18 years. I have worked as a sales representative for WDP, as a marker technician for KEE Action Sports, as author for FaceFull and ProPaintball.com. Along the way I also wrote for FaceFull and ProPaintball.com.