Does distance from target affect paintball splat size?
No. Only if you are VERY far away, the paintball may not break at all.
The best player, so says SPLAT Magazine is Oliver (Ollie) Lang. Ollie has played professional paintball sense age 17. Originally Ollie played with L.A. Ironmen, Then with Dynasty when Dynasty was the powerhouse in the NPPL. Ollie then signed with the Ironmen again with a $50,000 signing bonus. He now plays for Dye paintball teams.
It depends where you're from, but if your American on the Fox Sports Network there is a show called "Xtreme Paintball: Beyond The Paint" which displays a few games of Tournament Paintball (A.K.A: Speedball) and I would guarantee that there are other programs. (I'm not American, I actually live in Australia, but they telecast the show on our sports channels here, and this is why my knowledge is limited.) There are also films about paintball…