List of professional paintball teams

This is a list of notable professional and semi-professional paintball teams that have played in a professional tournament. A professional paintball team is one that plays paintball with the financial, equipment or other kind of support of one or more sponsors, often in return for advertising rights. Several professional teams have different names in different leagues due to franchising and sponsorship issues.

Professional tournament teamsEdit

North American Professional TeamsEdit

  • AC Diesel
  • AC Dallas
  • Baltimore Revo
  • San Diego Dynasty
  • Edmonton Impact - Includes players Justin Cornell, the Yachimec brothers, and Dave Baines; the team won their first professional division PSP event in 2010[1] at the PSP Phoenix Open. As of 2011 sponsored by Planet Eclipse and DXS Paintball
  • NRG Elite- A new pro team after the recent 2020 merger with Green Bay Boom
  • Houston Heat - Players Include Bouchez, Slowiak, Monville, Dizon, and Woodley. It is a combination of former Chicago Aftershock, Moscow Red Legion, and Distortion players, Houston Heat (not to be confused with the original Houston Heat of the 1990s).[2] Won first place in only their second event as a unified team at the 2012 PSP Phoenix Open. Went on to win 3 total events out of 5 in 2012, placing 2nd in a 4th event. Won the PSP World Cup and Series title in their first year as a team.[3]
  • Latin Saints
  • Los Angeles Ironmen[4] - DYE Precision's factory team.
  • Los Angeles Infamous - Owned by Travis Lemanski. They are sponsored by Planet Eclipse, Push, HK Army, Valken and First Strike
  • ML Kings
  • Moscow Red Legion - the premiere team from Russia, they are sponsored by Dye Precision and Pro-Shar Paint. (Formerly Russian Legion)
  • New York Xtreme
  • Columbus LVL- A new pro team entering 2020 after a merger with PC Katana
  • San Antonio X-Factor
  • San Diego Dynasty[4] - Previously sponsored by Planet Eclipse, paintball team with the most professional wins. Now sponsored by HK Army as of November 2012. Sponsored by Field One (Bob Long) as of 2017. [5]
  • San Diego Aftermath
  • Sacramento DMG
  • Seattle Thunder
  • Seattle Uprising
  • Tampa Bay Damage - 2012 PSP world cup winner.[6]

Past North American Professional TeamsEdit

  • Adrenaline
  • All Americans
  • All Americans 2
  • Anaheim Sedition (2003-2006)
  • Art Chaos Moscow (Left in 2014 core members of team now on Houston Heat)
  • St. Louis Avalanche (Last seen playing Pro in the NPPL 2013 but not heard from since)
  • Bad Company
  • Team Edge ( competitive edge ) Team 1993-1994 (3rd)-1995(4th)-1996(3rd)-1997(np) am nationals Tom edge, Manny Sanchez, Brian Kerr, Alex Hernandez, Kevin Gray, Tony Sims, Edgar Sanz, Braileo Marojon ( team funded Hydro lines, Impact paintball, GAS inc, American Telecom ) disbanded 1997 players moved to Team Nemisis and Team Swarm
  • Baltimore Trauma
  • Boonie Boys, Ontario Canads
  • Chattanooga CEP (Left in 2014)
  • Chicago Farside
  • Chicago Legend
  • DC Arsenal
  • Detroit Crush
  • Dominion V3 - PSP 10 man (1999-2005), NPPL 10 Man (1999-2003), NPPL Super 7 (2004-2005) split into various teams after 2005
  • Master Blasters
  • Detroit Fusion - Later became Detroit Revolution
  • Detroit Revolution
  • Detroit Strange - Later many players formed Tampa Bay Damage
  • Entourage
  • Genesis
  • Houston VcK
  • Indianapolis Mutiny - Left the NPPL in 2012 to compete in division 1 PSP
  • Jacksonville Raiders
  • Jacksonville Warriors (Jax Warriors)
  • Las Vegas LTZ
  • Los Angeles Fatal Swoop
  • Miami Effect - Later became Infamous
  • Miami Rage
  • Miami Raiders
  • New England Hurricanes - Playing Semi-Pro as of 2020
  • New Jersey Jesters - Relegated Back to Division 1 for poor performance in 2013 PSP Challengers Division.
  • New York Xtreme
  • Oakland Blast
  • Omaha VICIOUS (Left in 2014)
  • Orange County Bushwackers
  • PC Katana
  • Portland Naughty Dogs
  • Philadelphia Americans - Defunct
  • Phoenix United
  • Red Tyde
  • Sacramento DMG
  • Sacramento XSV (Left in 2014)
  • San Diego/Escondido Aftermath
  • San Diego Legacy
  • San Francisco Explicit
  • Santa Barbara Slam - Played in the late 1980s early 1990s throughout California. David Hanson, Paul Santana, Scott Martin, and others. Now defunct.
  • Scottsdale Elevation - Left the NPPL to compete in Semi Pro PSP. Eventually moved to Division 2 PSP
  • Seattle Naughty Dogs - players later went on to form part of Seattle Thunder
  • Stockholm Joy Division
  • Swarm of Illinois
  • Team Havoc - Calgary AB
  • Texas Devils - Only in 2007 -
  • Tippmann Effect
  • Trenton Top gun Union
  • Triple Tap-Defunct (competed in both NPPL and Millennium European League)
  • Ultimate
  • Vancouver Fracture
  • Vancouver Vendetta
  • Team Crowley (PSP 2004-2005)
  • Team Xtreme (Atlanta)
  • Upton 187 cRew- upTon 187 cRew is out of Fox4 Paintball in upTon MASS, Coached by Dave painter, owner of Fox4 Paintball. 187 cRew will be starting its professional career in the 2012 PSP circuit and is sponsored by Empire Paintball and Planet Eclipse. Currently not together anymore after the 2016 season.

European Professional TeamsEdit

  • Amsterdam Heat
  • Ala Warsaw
  • BM United Deidenberg
  • Corvos Paintball Team Algarve
  • Offenburg Comin At Ya
  • Consilium Dei Züri
  • Copenhagen Ducks
  • Dogs D'Amour
  • Dornbirn Daltons
  • Drammen Solid
  • Elite-Paintball-Club
  • Frankfurt Syndicate
  • Glory Skulls Dorsten
  • Helsinki Cyclone
  • Hulk Kiev
  • Intemperate Luxembour
  • London Tigers
  • London Samurai
  • Lucky 15’s
  • Marseille Icon
  • MLKings Prague
  • Odense Ugly Ducklings
  • Outrage Valence
  • Paris Camp Carnage
  • Ramstein Instinct
  • Red Storm Moscow
  • Rønholt Blast
  • Russian Legion Moscow
  • SK Moscow
  • S.L. Benfica
  • Stockholm Ignition
  • Stockholm Joy Division
  • Toulouse Dagnir Dae
  • Toulouse TonTon's
  • UK Predators
  • Vienna United
  • Vision Marseille

Australian Pro TeamsEdit

  • Eskimo Brothers
  • Eskimo Nation
  • Expendables
  • Marauders
  • RAW
  • Team 404
  • The Mungers
  • STK
  • Sydney SWAT

Asian leaguesEdit

  • Infernal Thailand
  • Mission 2 Mars Thailand
  • Xtioneers Malaysia
  • Raskal Malaysia
  • Datis Iran
  • Demonz
  • Team KU Japan
  • Macdev Ronin
  • STK
  • Nemesis Legion Malaysia
  • IMPERIA
  • INFAMY AISAWAN
  • ShootinRage
  • LANUN
  • MacDev Outlaws
  • HeartBreaKers
  • We Are Legion
  • Aletheia SG
  • Nitamago Japan
  • EJPC
  • EJPC Jr
  • Rampage Aisawan

Former European professional teams now defunctEdit

  • Manchester Lions
  • Kellys Heroes
  • UK Porn Stars
  • Bad Company
  • Banzai Bandits
  • Nam Wreckin Crew (NWC)
  • Chilli Peppers Riga
  • Budapest Bullets
  • Budapest Pornstars
  • Antwerp Overdrive
  • Oslo Menace
  • Vision PPC Grenoble
  • London Nexus
  • Manchester Kellys
  • Manchester Shockwave
  • K2
  • Influence Montpellier
  • Moscow Caste
  • Moscow Phoenix
  • Orebro Powertrip
  • Voltage
  • The Rat Pack ( Wolverhampton U.K. )
  • Just Somanc

Former professional teams now defunctEdit

  • Adrenline (NPPL)
  • Bad Company (NPPL)
  • Baltimore Trauma (NXL) - This was the first team in history to win four NPPL events in a row, which they did during the 2004 season. They were a team based out of the East coast and mainly a grass-roots team. The team filled with young players bumped up in divisions as they picked up high-profile players such as Rob Staudinger and a couple of others. The Carolina-based team went on to compete in the NXL and won the world championship in 2005.
  • Boonie Rats, Dallas, TX State Champions 1990 per Paint Ball Magazine
  • Bushmasters, CA (Lively, NPPL)
  • Bushmasters, Fl (Lively, NPPL)
  • Bushwhackers (NPPL, PSP)
  • Constant Pursuit (Lively, NPPL) Last official roster contained 5 players from Canada's Boonie Boys.
  • Team Edge ( Competitive Edge ) NPPL Hollywood, Miami Florida 12 players ( 2 5 man teams) 2 alts 1993-1997
  • DC Arsenal (NPPL)
  • Detroit Fusion - (NPPL) Later most all players left to form Detroit Revolution
  • Detroit Revolution - (NPPL)
  • Detroit Strange (NPPL, NXL)
  • Enemy (NPPL)
  • Farside (NPPL)
  • Fatal Swoop (NPPL)
  • Florida Annihilators
  • Florida Terminators
  • Ground Zero (New York Xtreme) - Winners of the Pro Division in the first ever Skyball Paintball Tournament which was held in the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[7]
  • Houston Heat - Reincarnation in 2012 PSP Pro
  • Image (NPPL)
  • Jax Raiders (PSP)
  • Jax Warriors (NPPL, PSP)
  • Jersey Authority (NPPL)
  • Joy Division Paintball - First European team to win a NPPL cup
  • Las Vegas LTZ (Xball)
  • Lockout (Rochester, NY)
  • London Shock
  • Miami Rage
  • Naughty Dogs (NPPL)
  • Navarone (NPPL)
  • New England Express
  • Lara PaintBall (Venezuela 1995-1997 Integrado por: Abraham López, Jesús Briceño, Juan Carlos Mendez, Otoniel Strubber, Francisco Valentín)
  • New England Hurricanes - As of 2010, moved down at their own will with different roster to the PSP Division 1 RaceTo-5 level. Disbanded before 2012 season.
  • Newport Entourage [8]
  • Oakland Assassins
  • Oakland Blast - currently in hiatus as of the 2012 season.
  • Phoenix United (USPL/NPPL)
  • Philly All-Americans - As of 2010 now defunct [9]
  • Revolution (Former Detroit Fusion players after the Fusion / Extreme game fixing scandal at Pittsburgh NPPL)
  • Rat Pack ( Wolverhampton U.K.)
  • Scottsdale Elevation (USPL/NPPL)
  • Sudden Death
  • Texas Storm
  • Team Crowley (PSP 2004-2005)
  • Team Havoc - Calgary AB
  • Tour de Force
  • Triple Tap-Defunct (competed in both NPPL and Millennium European League)
  • Ultimate (Xball)
  • Wild Geese

See alsoEdit

LARA PAINTBALL Venezuela (1995-1997)

Angola Paintball Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PSP Phoenix Wrap Up". Pro Paintball. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Houston Heat, New PSP Pro Team – Players Include: Fedorov, Bouchez, Slowiak, Kniazev, Monville, Smith, Solnishkov". Social Paintball. 2012-01-25. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Houston Heat Wins the 2012 PSP World Cup and 2012 PSP Series Titles". Social Paintball. 2012-10-28. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Pro Paintball Practice Schedule for March 13th & 14th". Pro Paintball. March 12, 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Dynasty Signs with HK Army". Social Paintball. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Top 5 Plays of the 2011 PSP World Cup Finals". 2012-02-26.
  7. ^ "Ground Zero Gold takes Pro". WARPIG.com. March 21, 1998. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Newport Entourage, the new kids on the block". Pro Paintball. 16 December 2009.
  9. ^ "Naughty Dogs take Impact". Pro Paintball. April 30, 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2010.