- Former League of Legends LCS player, Maria “Remilia” Creveling, has passed away last Friday. Richard Lewis, a close friend of hers posted the news on his Twitter account.
Maria “Remilia” Creveling
Remilia was a League of Legends esports player in the LCS. The last team she played for in the LCS was the Renegades back in 2016. Maria “Remilia” Creveling stepped down from the team after citing self-esteem and anxiety issues. Due to the stressful environments in esports competitions, many players experience these types of issues as players are expected to play at a very high level and when they fail to do so they get criticized. Maria was also a transgender woman, and stated that harassment also played a role.
After the 2016 LCS season, Maria Creveling announced that she would play with a Latin American team by the name of Kaos Latin Gamers. Unfortunately, Remilia had to leave due to a partially paralyzed vocal cord. Since then, Maria started to stream League of Legends on her Twitch account where she had a very big following.
Maria Passes Away on Dec 27th, 2019
The sad news made way on Twitter by one of her close friends and roommate, Richard Lewis, who is also an esports journalist. Richard wrote:
“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.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.”
The news sent shock ways across the esports universe, with many users sharing the experience they had with Maria.
I am shattered by this news. I only spoke to her once, but it was a very long conversation, and her story moved me to tears. Maria went through so, so much. May she find peace in the next realm. #RIPRemilia https://t.co/8i2qAQgedW
— Morgan’s mostly-unplugged holiday (@Rhoulette) December 28, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember watching her play in the studio and was hoping to see her return in the future
— Ovilee May (@OvileeMay) December 28, 2019
She was my inspiration when I started league and wanted to become pro…she’s always been one of the best to me. I hope she can rest in peace.
— 💮 karina (@unpurr) December 29, 2019
In 2015, Maria became the first woman to qualify and compete in the League of Legends Championship Series playing for the Renegades. Our hearts go out to Maria’s family and friends.