Former Gears of War pro Chris ‘Xcells’ Hill was shot to death in an incident on Wednesday night, after an encounter with a homeowner.
The Gears of War community is mourning the death of one of their own after Ex Enigma6 Group player Xcells was reportedly shot and killed.
According to a report by WFXRTV, 26-year-old Hill approached a man at a home along Virgil Goode Highway in Virginia.
Police received a call about shots being fired at 9:28 PM. Authorities say that “an encounter occurred” that resulted in Hill being shot and killed.
News reporters also indicate that his body was visible on the front lawn of the house.
However, currently, no charges have been filed or are pending according to WDBJ7, which cites a sheriff’s office spokesperson.
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The Gears of War community is saddened by the loss.
“I know you were battling so many demons from your past and trying to be a better person. I’ll cherish the times we got to talk and watching you compete,” wrote one of his friends, xSUND0WN. “Regardless of any and everything, you didn’t deserve this Chris.”
Xcells first began competing in Gears of War back in 2014 as a member of LoX. Throughout the years he jumped to a number of teams including NRG where he placed first at MLG GameBattles 2K Series 2016.
His final competition was the 2019 Fall League Qualifier 5 with Lux Gaming which ended in a first round exit.
More information is scheduled to be released later on August 25.