Houston Heat, powered by G.I. Sportz Paintball, is heading across the Atlantic Ocean to play in the Champions Paintball League of The Millennium European Paintball Series for the 2013 season.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to play at an international level in the Millennium Series,” said Houston Heat’s owner, Randy “Sarge” Smith. “We have great respect for the talent and level of competition involved in the league and are looking forward to the unique challenges it offers.”
A year ago, Houston Heat announced its entry into the professional division of the Paintball Sports Promotions (PSP) league in the United States. In its inaugural season, the team took home three tournament victories, one second place finish and ended the year as the overall series champions. Entering the Millennium Series to play with some of the best paintballers around the world seemed a natural progression and one that the team’s owner hopes will be invaluable in taking the players’ skills to the next level.
Many of the team’s players are no strangers to the European league. Six of its 10 rostered players in PSP and its coach, Jason Trosen, have played overseas and greatly benefited from the experience.
Houston Heat’s European roster has not yet been finalized. “There’s a lot of great talent out there,” said Smith. “We’re considering a number of options, both at home and abroad, to ensure all our players are a good fit with the Houston Heat family.”
This announcement comes on the heels of the news that the team has re-signed its key sponsors, G.I. Sportz Paintball and DLX Technologies. “We’re thankful for our sponsors, G.I. and DLX, for supporting us with world-class paint, gear and markers,” said Smith. “With their help, the guys get to do something they love – play paintball – and we’re proud to help showcase their brands on a world stage.”