When the first Predator paintball event took place in Mexico City in January, more than 200 people attended.
That’s more than double the number of paintball players who attended the event a year earlier, in March.
This is due in part to the fact that the city has more paintball venues per capita than any other city in Mexico, said the city’s public relations department, which works to attract the sport to the country.
Paintball tournaments can be held indoors or outdoors, with spectators shooting a ball at each other while holding a small gun or the target.
The tournaments are held indoors, but players can play outdoors.
In January, the tournament drew more than 30,000 people, the majority of them Mexican-Americans, according to city hall.
It also attracted attention from national media, including TV channels like Univision and Fox.
The event, which is now being held indoors again, drew a lot of interest from people from around the world, said Eduardo Gonzalez, an organizer with the national paintball league.
“They came and said, ‘I’ve been looking for a sport to play, and I’ve been waiting for this event in Mexico to happen,'” Gonzalez said.
Paintballs were a big hit in Mexico in the 1970s, but the sport has seen a steady decline in popularity in recent years.
A 2015 study by the University of Southern California found that paintball had dropped from around 3,000 events in 2007 to around 1,500 in 2016.
The decline has come mostly from younger people who have abandoned the sport, said Matt McInnis, a professor of marketing and public affairs at the University at Buffalo.
“It is a niche sport that doesn’t really appeal to a lot more people, and that’s been the main issue with paintball,” he said.
Some paintball tournaments are already moving indoors.
Paintfactory Games in Mexico is building a facility that will house and host the 2018 edition of the tournament.
It’s set to open next year.
In 2018, Mexico’s Ministry of Sport and Sports launched a website to help people register for the event.
If you’re interested in becoming a competitor, you’ll need to pay $200 to get in, which can be done online.
The tournament is expected to be held in 2019, but a lot has changed since then.
Mexico’s government has started to tighten rules on the sport and it has been subject to a federal investigation.
“There’s a lot that needs to change, but we are moving forward,” McInnes said.