The word “sponsored” in the Airsoft world is used far too often and it no longer has any real meaning anymore for most players it seems. If the sponsored aspect means you get free products to just post a picture on Instagram then you are not aware of what you are supposed to do and the final goal is to help the community and not just yourself. How do I get sponsored? You will have to put others first and work hard without expecting something in return but knowing you are helping, it is a true passion.
The GSX team stands out for many reasons and the main one is how the team presents themselves on the field and off the field. Their goal is to help the players have a fun time from the brand new players to the experienced players. It is never about them and what gear they have but how much fun you can have on the field. Every weekend they do their part to help the Airsoft community grow by hosting the Bravo Games for the new and beginner Airsofters to show them the ropes and how to play and act on the field. These games encourage the new players to have fun and keep on coming back for more the following weekend and further build the Airsoft Community. This is a complete opposite that we see online where it is fun to over shoot the new players. Making a bad day for a new player or any player on purpose will make them reconsider playing the sport or getting into it.
Being a great role model is key when you are in front of the Airsoft Community and GSX does that. Recently they held a double weekend toy drive. Putting others before themselves is a great character trait and most would not have done that but they did just recently and in the past to help those in need.
Todd – LMG which is the dad of the family team called GSX is also the tech for his team and the local players. He will show gearbox builds and parts to teach the younger players and the many others that follow the team on their social medias. Instead of saying his airsoft rifle is the best he shows you how to make your airsoft rifle just as good.
The youngsters and kids that are getting into the sport need to have a welcoming experience. Many come from the video game culture and see their big brother playing airsoft and they want to join in. This is where GSX steps up to the plate and helps with loaner airsoft rifles to help get them started to have fun and not spend so much right away. This young player was having a great day for his first time and using the GAT that Todd tricked out.
The GSX team will always post pictures of the local players either on the field in the action or after the games to show how Airsoft can be fun and what you are missing out since you are not there. If you have any questions about their upcoming games or events or just questions in general you can find them on their FaceBook and Instagram or YouTube.
So what does it mean to be sponsored in Airsoft? It means you give back to the community to help it grow and not just your gun collection and help others just as GSX does. Follow the lead from GSX and do your part to make Airsoft great again.
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Written by Brian Holt