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StarCraft player and caster Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson dies at 33

Fans and friends react to the devastating news on Twitter

A photo of Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson at the 2018 WCS Finals at BlizzCon Opening Week Blizzard Entertainment

Streamer, esports commentator, and former pro StarCraft player Geoff Robinson, also known by his handle “iNcontroL,” died this weekend. He was 33. Robinson’s Twitter account announced his passing, saying that Robinson died of a sudden illness on Saturday, just one day after his last Apex Legends stream on Twitch.

Robinson had his hands in many early esports, and hosted a variety of events at different conventions.

While Robinson hosted streams playing Dungeons and Dragons as well as a variety of strategy games, he was widely known for his presence in the StarCraft community. Robinson originally competed in StarCraft: Brood War, and became one of the first players to test StarCraft 2 before its beta. He once played professionally for esports organization Evil Geniuses.

Outside of being a competitor, Robinson hosted various StarCraft events as a commentator, Robinson co-hosted a podcast with fellow StarCraft caster Dan “Artosis” Stemkoski called The Pylon Show.

Robinson’s friends and fans have taken to Twitter to remember the esports giant. Most posts seem to reiterate that Robinson was funny and friendly in all situations.

Robinson’s loved ones suggest fans donate to SoCal Bulldog Rescue in his memory. His Twitch account is playing re-runs of his old streams for fans to say goodbye.

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