TeamSoloMid has finally announced the signing of 14-year old Leon "Khanada" Khim to their Fortnite roster, confirming one of competitive Fortnite's worst-kept secrets.
The player, who primarily plays in North America East, had been rumoured to be signing with TSM since February's DreamHack Anaheim, where he was pictured spending time at Disneyland with the rest of the TSM Fortnite roster.
Khanada with the rest of TSM's Fortnite roster during a trip to Disneyland. (Credit: TSM)
Khanada rose to prominence during the FNCS Season X, wherein Week 5 he placed 1st with Turner "Tfue" Tenney and Alex "Fiber" Bonetello.
He further solidified his reputation in the game with three 1st place finishes in the Solo Cash Cup in the latter part of 2019.
To date, he has earned a reported $80,000 from tournaments and has a strong social media presence with 84,000 Twitter and 192,000 Twitch followers.
Khanada joins a stacked North America roster featuring Anthony "ZexRow" Colandro, Malachi "Reverse2k" Greiner and Josh "Commandment" Roach among others.
TSM was one of the first esport organisations to get involved in Fortnite with the signing of Ali "Myth" Kabbani, Daequan "Daequan" Loco and Darryle "Hamlinz" Hamlin, at the time, widely regarded as the some of the best players in the game. But as the competitive scene matured these players were overtaken by more talented individuals with Daequan and Hamlinz officially becoming content creators rather than active players for the org.
The first time we will see Khanada representing his new org in a competitive capacity will be at the recently announced Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 Season 2.