Remilia, First Woman To Compete in LCS Passed Away At 24

Category: League of Legends, Date: 30/Dec/2019

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Former professional League of Legends player and Twitch streamer Maria “Remilia” Creveling died peacefully in her sleep on December 27 at the age of 24.

A close friend of Remilia, esports journalist Richard Lewis delivered the heartbreaking news in a tweet.

“It is with great sadness that I inform you that my best friend Maria Creveling passed away peacefully in her sleep yesterday. Her absence will leave a void that can never be filled.” 

He continued, “she would not have wanted any lengthy statements or grand eulogies. Despite having fans all over the world she was never one who craved the spotlight. My only request is that anyone wanting to pay tribute reach out to ensure that it is done in a manner that respects her wishes.”

Remilia was the first woman to qualify and compete in the League of Legends Championship Series as a support player for team Renegades. 

Remilia chose to leave team Renegades after only a month, the reason behind her decision was due to the criticism and harassment she received related to her appearance especially on stage.

Riot Games later banned Renegades from the league in May 2015 due to poor working conditions and colluding with another professional team, Team Dragon Knights.

After leaving team Renegades, Remilia competed with Latin American team Kaos Latin Gamers, then played as a backup for LCS team FlyQuest and competed in the American amateur scene along team Sector 7. She also streamed on Twitch and competed in the Twitch Rivals Team Draft event in November.