The Pony Boy
Notable Teams: Avalanche, Infamous.
One of the most dominant players across multiple eras, Chris Lasoya was one of paintball's first true worldwide superstars. His rockstar attitude and high intensity on the field made him a star of the extreme sports world and his long list of World Championships and event wins made him one of the greatest players of all time. His ability to dominate in the woods during competitive paintball’s infancy and then define what the professional game could be during the emergence of airball and hyperball formats. His high intensity on the field was imbued in his passion and love for the game, and his big-move style of play paved the way for future superstars like Ollie Lang, Jon Richardson, and many other modern pros. Chris Lasoya is perhaps the best example in the game's history of cross-era dominance and his ability to lead teams to championships is undeniable. Along with other players on the pro team Avalanche, he was able to craft what the image of the sport could be and was a huge reason for the sports success in the early and mid-2000s.