Tributes pour in for Geoff ‘iNcontrol’ Robinson from the esports community

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The esport world is mourning following the sudden passing of popular Starcraft commentator Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson with tributes pouring in for the former professional player.

It was announced on Sunday July 21 that the 33-year-old has unexpectedly passed on Saturday, July 20 after suffering from a sudden illness.

The statement on his social media page read: “”With immense grief, we announce Geoff’s unexpected passing due to sudden illness Saturday. We ask privacy as his family works to understand what happened and make arrangements.”

As the former Starcraft 2 player was a highly popular figure in the world of esports, tributes have been pouring in from members of the community who were shocked to learn the news.

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Robinson’s ex-wife Anna Prosser stated that nothing she posted “would properly express my grief and shock” and praised Geoff for always being “a beacon of love, laughter and leadership.” She said the former Evil Geniuses star “exemplified what it was to be a good man” and the world was “profoundly blessed to have had him.” 

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Reactions from the esport community

Twitch’s Creative Director Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham said he was “honored” to have shared so many moments with the commentator, stating that Geoff’s brain was “amazing”. You can view more comments from personalities in esports below.

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Robinson’s family have confirmed that he passed away quickly and painlessly, suffering from a blood clot in his lungs.

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Last updated: 12:48PM PST, July 23, 2019.