Starting as Data Support Systems (DSS) in 2006 PSP Division 3, the original members of the team consisted of: Bryan Bortol, Christopher Hooker, Mac Moriarty, Paul Naylon, Parker Rosenthal, Zak Sherman, and Josh Voss. (Andy Horvath later joined the team before the 2006 Chicago Open.) Coached by Greg Pauley and backed by Karen and Carl Bortol, DSS had a great showing their first year in tournament paintball and went on to win the PSP SoCal Open and the Division 3 X-Ball Series Champions Title for the 2006 season.
In 2007, it was decided that DSS would now play as VICIOUS after they made the move to D2 X-Ball. Because of this division move Greg Pauley was now able to both coach and play on the team. Stefan Delgado also joined the team before the PSP River City Open. VICIOUS proved to be successful in their second season by winning to 2007 PSP Chicago Open and once again found themselves Series Champions.
The VICIOUS EGO7s were debuted during the 2007 season and the team sported their gloss red VICIOUS EGO7s on the field. (In 2008 VICIOUS brought back the old school splash for their team guns. They willl continue ther splash pattern on their 09 VICIOUS Ego9s and geos!) In 2007 VICIOUS also started their red jersey tradition that is still in effect today. The players can only wear their red jerseys if they make it to the finals of a tournament. (VICIOUS has worn their red jerseys in every tournament since the jersey debut.) The red jerseys are very sacred to the team and will never be given to anyone outside the VICIOUS organization.
In 2008, VICIOUS moved up to Division 1 in the PSP. Rivalries proved to be prominent early on in the season.VICIOUS did well in their third season but their glory did not come until the PSP World Cup. VICIOUS fought their way to the finals and came out victorious as the 2008 D1 World Cup Champions. Although VICIOUS did not do a Three-peat for the Series Champions title, winning D1 World Cup was a defining moment for the team’s paintball career.
Shortly after World Cup, VICIOUS went on to take 2nd in Semi Pro at the 2008 NPPL Commander’s Cup. This was an accomplishment as well because VICIOUS usually does not play 7 man. The only practice they had for the event was playing hyperball and woodsball!
The VICIOUS Organization looks forward to their move to Semi Pro for the 2009 season.
The team continues to be grateful for all of their success and fan support.
VICIOUS…it’s not a name. It’s a lifestyle
- Pbnation Username: VICIOUSB
- Pbnation Username: H00ker
- Pbnation username: **GP**
- Pbnation username: im#1onkdogslist
Retired teamate: Josh Voss
Honorary Teamate: Mykel Kovar
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