Maryland-Virginia-based esports broadcaster VGBootcamp has signed Super Smash Bros. Melee player Rishi "Rishi" Malhotra, formerly known as "SmashG0D", VGBootcamp co-founder and president Calvin "GimR" Lofton told ESPN Tuesday. With the signing, the team will release fellow Smasher Daniel "ChuDat" Rodriguez, who is set to sign elsewhere in the coming days. Lofton told ESPN that his organization is signing the 62nd ranked Melee player as a result of "vast improvement" and confidence he can rise to higher placements at competitions in the coming months.

Jacob Wolf, ESPN Staff Writer