Super Smash Bros. Melee Pro DaJuan "Shroomed" McDaniel has finalized a deal to join North American esports organization Immortals, the team announced Thursday. He joins the team after he announced that he had parted ways with Winterfox on Dec. 8.
"Shroomed isn't only a skilled competitor, but also a player that consistently reflects the Immortals commitment to holistic performance," Immortals CEO Noah Whinston told ESPN. "DaJuan's focus on mental and physical wellness as keys to competitive performance made him an easy choice as Immortals' [Melee] representative."
Shroomed, a Nor-Cal native, is known for his play on Sheik and Doctor Mario. The 26-year-old has been working on a deal with Immortals since leaving Winterfox to become the orgs second Smash Bros. player, the first being Smash 4 player Jason "ANTi" Bates.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the Immortals roster and to become part of an organization with such passion and dedication for esports," Shroomed said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to my journey with the Immortals team."
Throughout 2016, Shroomed finished top-10 in some of the year's biggest events. During the summer, he took 5th at Community Effort Orlando 2016 and Super Smash Con 2016, and 9th at the 2016 Evolution Championship Series (EVO) and Shine 2016.