Esports commentator and former SC2 pro Geoff ‘iNcontrol’ Robinson dies aged 33


Popular StarCraft commentator and former pro player Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson has died aged 33 following a sudden illness. 

Posts from iNcontroL’s social media accounts on Sunday, July 21 announced that he had unexpectedly passed on Saturday, July 20, after suffering from a sudden illness.

“With immense grief, we announce Geoff’s unexpected pasing due to sudden illness Saturday,” the statement reads. “We ask privacy as his family works to understand what happened and make arrangements.” 

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The statement also requests that anybody who wishes to show their support for iNcontrol or his family could do so by making a donation to Southern California Bulldog Rescue, an organization dedicated to providing shelter, homing assistance, and medical funds for bulldogs.

The former Starcraft 2 player was a highly popular figure in the competitive gaming community from both his playing days and further career in broadcasting. 

incontrol.ggiNcontroL transitioned into commentary after his career as a StarCraft player.

As a player he captained the Evil Geniuses StarCraft team, and once his career as a competitor was over he transitioned into becoming a popular commentator for the game as well as entertaining fans as a streamer on a variety of titles.

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Tributes have been pouring in from other prominent esports commentators and personalities. Nick ‘Tasteless’ Plott said iNcontrol “brought so much laughter to me and so many others, while Sean ‘day9’ Plott described him as a “one-of-a-kind person.”

Many from outside the StarCraft community have also registered their shock and grief at the news, with CS:GO commentator Anders Blume describing iNcontrol as “one of the friendliest most radiant people I’ve ever met.” Esports journalist Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields similarly described him as “one of the most entertaining people to ever be involved with esports.”

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Details of the sudden illness that took iNcontroL’s life remain publicly unknown at this time.

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