Professional paintball champ Ronnie Dizon is taking the spotlight

LAS VEGAS — In the world of paintball shooting, Ronnie Dizon is leaving a mark. His team bagged the 2018 World Cup and World Series.

26-year-old Ronnie Dizon of Chicago, Illinois is taking the spotlight in the paintball world.

The paintball game, in which players shoot dye-filled gelatin capsules at opponents, was initially developed in 1981 for recreation.

Today, this sport has grown with its own professional teams and players — and Dizon is making a name for himself as a pro-paintballer, not only in the U.S., but around the world.

Dizon’s team, the Houston Heat, won both the paintball world cup and the World Series.

He adds that being a pro-paintball player comes with some risks, and has the scars to show for it.

The legality of paintball varies among countries and regions. Players are required to wear protective masks, use barrel blocks, and safety equipment. Game safety rules are strictly enforced.

Dizon’s team will be playing this weekend at the national x-ball league at Craig Ranch Regional Park.

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