Daniel is a strong Captain Falcon main with several other secondaries from Michigan who started playing in 2014. He is part of the Xanadu/MDVA SSB64 scene, one of the strongest and fastest growing. He is one of the crew members of BDSM, a crew made up of Bark Sanchez (B), DarkHorse (D), Shears (S), and him (Mears). Daniel is currently ranked 58th on the 2017 64 League Rankings.
Outside of his local tournaments, he has traveled to Super Smash Con, GENESIS 3, and Pound 2016. He made it to the final brackets in the former and latter while making 2nd round pools at GENESIS 3. There, he lost to Kort, one of the top players from Brazil, in Winner's, and nothing, the top Falcon from Florida, in Loser's.