May 16 2017 - 3:00 pm

Dota 2 commentator Sheever diagnosed with breast cancer

The panel host, commentator, and streamer will be undergoing treatment for the next six months.
CS:GO and Dota 2 Writer
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One of the most prolific on-screen personalities in Dota 2 has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden, who has spent the past five years commentating and hosting some of the largest Dota 2 events in the world, announced the news to her audience yesterday. The 32-year-old elaborated on her diagnosis during a live broadcast, saying that the cancer had not yet metastasized, and that she will be traveling to her native Netherlands on May 18 to begin her six-month treatment plan.

Sheever has become a staple of the competitive Dota 2 community over her five-year career, making her easily one of the most noticeable faces in the game's English-speaking community. Given the fact that the treatment will be ongoing for six months, Sheever will be cutting down on appearances at most, but not all, live-events.

Well-known figures in esports and gaming immediately showered the caster with support.

Sheever, for her part, was grateful for the response.


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