Daniel "Loony" Loza is an American Call of Duty player for Rise Nation.
Daniel started out gaming back in Call of Duty: 3, and Halo 1. He has always been a big fan of First-Person-Shooter games, and found himself being very good at it as well. But it was not until late Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, or early Call of Duty: Black Ops (1), that he started getting more interest in the more competitive side of gaming.
During Black Ops 2, Loony was on a bunch of teams. The first being TEC.1Effort. He placed 29th at MLG Dallas with them. After Dallas, Loony joined Livin' The Dream and placed 13th place at MLG Anaheim. Loony then went on to join Team FeaR at UMG Dallas, placing 7th overall.
Whenever Ghosts came out, Loony joined Rise. He placed 7th overall at Call of Duty Championships, an impressive feat. He then went on to place 13/16th at UMG Dallas.
Loony left Rise Nation at the start of the Advanced Warfare season to join Team Kaliber, joining up with long time TK members Sharp, Goonjar and Theory. The team was moderately successful, achieving at least top 8 finishes, including a 3rd place finish at MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs.
However after only 6 events, Loony left TK to join Team EnVyUs, where he would remain until the end of Advanced Warfare. The team, through various roster changes, enjoyed solid placings with Loony in the squad, including 1st place at the DreamHack Invitational 2015.
Loony returned to Rise for the release of Black Ops 3. He joined Slacked, Classic and previous teammate Octane. The team started out very strongly, winning their first major event - Totino's Invitational - beating out 7 other top teams. The team achieved top 4 or better in all but 4 events throughout Black Ops 3, however failed to win another LAN event all year, and finished with a 5-6th placing at the 2016 CoD Championship.
Loony remained with Rise for Infinite Warfare, as the captain of the team, and recruited Aqua, Faccento and FeLonY. The team won the first major event of the year, 2017 CWL Las Vegas Open, but, after a string of disappointing results in the online MLG Gamebattles 2K series tournaments, the team placed in an unexpectedly poor 9-12th at the next event, 2017 CWL Atlanta Open.