Airsoft has such a wide range of players and it encompasses a large variety of different play styles. Not everyone who likes playing with airsoft guns is going to enjoy long milsim operations, being told what to do by a “commanding officer” or having to dress like a certain branch of the military. Believe it or not, there are some airsoft players out there who love to run around with a group of friends, take on challenging objectives and try to win games.
Our team is a perfect example of the latter. We love the challenges that playing against another competent, tactical, fun team offers. If we’re not playing hard, having to change tactics or getting out flanked occasionally then we aren’t having a good time. We enjoy the small team vs. team environment. You can really see what your team can handle and how well you play together as a team. When we play pick up games and local fields, we have a blast but it’s hard to really focus on tactical team play. The Association of Competitive Airsoft offers this on an amazing scale!
Organized match ups with other teams, awesome objective style games that stay true to the game of airsoft, and an honor ranking system so that respect and honor are maintained. Honestly, we don’t care if we win or lose. We know that there will be better teams out there (not many ) and we look forward to the chance to get wrecked by them, watch our footage, adapt and then come back next year to do some work. It’s all a game and the ACA knows that. They seem to be doing a great job at creating another avenue for airsoft players instead of just $400.00 MilSim operations.
They are also community oriented. They understand that airsoft is a community. No matter how, where or why you play we are all in the same “airsoft boat”. They support and encourage people to “Stand up and play” whether it’s a regular pick up game, an ACA season, or a MilSim event. They are growing the community and it’s time that all airsoft players understand that airsoft is getting bigger and bigger so just step aside and watch this amazing game/sport/hobby take off. Be proud that you play and stand up to support the entire community! That’s all.