|Country of Birth||Honduras|
|Birthday||November 14, 1996 (age 22)|
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Daniel “Viral” Madrid got an incredibly early start to his esports career. When he was just 8 years old, he won his first LAN event for Halo 2, and was introduced to CS:GO a few years later. After competing locally in that scene, he transitioned into Overwatch and peaked at Top 20. Now, after dedicating a year and a half to that esports scene, he’s ready to take the Realm by storm.
Viral says that Paladins has basically everything he wants in a competitive scene -- and he’s more than ready to tackle the PPL as part of the Renegades roster. Only time will tell whether his past esports experience will serve him as well in Paladins as it has in other games, but he certainly has the skill and the history to make a name for himself.
When this fledgling pro hits the champion select screen, his go-to pick is Mal’Damba -- though this has little to do with the current meta or even with Viral’s preferred playstyle. More than anything, Viral loves Mal’Damba purely because the snakes bring him joy. “I love to throw snakes,” he says.
|Viral Tournament Results|
|2018-11-10||9 - 12||PWC 2019 Qualifiers||RNG||Hiro, MoonChopper, Viral, Cliku, thebonscott|
|2018-10-12||3||2018 NA PPL Fall Split||RNG||Hiro, Lokii, Viral, Cliku, MoonChopper|
|2018-05-13||7 - 8||Paladins Masters 2018||RNG||Cliku, Hiro, Viral, Lokii, Poison1999|