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LOCKOUT is a historic 10-man paintball franchise that began in 1990 in Rochester, NY. After 7 years of playing their way through the amateur and semi-pro divisions, LOCKOUT earned its first professional bid in 1998 with the top league in the world, the NPPL (National Professional Paintball League). LOCKOUT went on to shock the paintball world by winning its first two professional tournaments during their inaugural pro season in 1998, in which they dominated the league with their unique, fast paced playing style. LOCKOUT would continue to compete and win tournaments up until 2003, when the team was disbanded and ceased operations. In 2013 the franchise was reborn by some of the former original pro players of LOCKOUT. Once again LOCKOUT had to cut its teeth in the amateur paintball scene to grow in standing within the 10-man scene. LOCKOUT remained active on the national paintball scene, playing many tournaments and leagues around the country. During the inaugural season for the WCPL (World Classic Paintball League) in 2022, LOCKOUT finished the season in third place overall, securing it’s second professional bid. In 2023, LOCKOUT returns to the professional paintball world bringing with it its signature fast paced, in your face playing style that has become the trademark of this organization. As now one of the top ranked teams in the WCPL, we look forward to a very successful year in 2023 and beyond. Currently, the LOCKOUT franchise is owned by former pro LOCKOUT player Rob Cole and is co-captained by current players Matty Piotrowski and Curk McMichael. LOCKOUT plays out of GRC Paintball in Angelica, NY.
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