Maria “Remilia” Creveling, a professional League of Legends player and the first
female League Champion Series contestant has died at age 24.
An announcement was made by friend and Esports
reporter Richard Lewis yesterday, tweeting she “passed away peacefully.”
According to Daily Esports,
Remilia played support for North American team Curse Academy in 2013, before
joining in Challenger Series matches across other teams.
This also included playing with 2015 LCS
Summer Playoffs champions Renegades, where she also became the very first woman
(and transgender person) to compete.
She abruptly left
Renegades in 2016 after reportedly facing online harassment and pressure around
her transgender reassignment process.
Remilia later joined the Latin American
team Kaos Latin Gamers and played competitively through two tournaments.
KLG also expressed their condolences in a
tweet, stating Creveling is a part of their family.
Creveling’s boyfriend briefly said “it
was a privilege to know her” across four months.
Throughout her career, Remilia supported her team with Thresh and Morgana as mains.
She continued to play online in the
recent Twitch Rivals Team Draft and regularly streamed her
Her last Challenger game was broadcasted
on Dec. 23, 2019.