The death of long-time Overwatch streamer and high-ranked player Joomla25 was confirmed by his friends on social media on Tuesday, May 24.
Joomla had been an active member of the Overwatch community since the Blizzard game’s release in 2016. He was known for his incredible skills on Widowmaker, and the many videos he posted displaying his mechanical prowess over the years.
He was dreaded by some of the best players in the world in 2017, including xQc and Surefour, when he reached the top of the game’s ranked ladder.
Joomla was also known for his positive-minded and caring community on his Twitch channel, which garnered 57,000 followers. He had stopped providing updates about his situation a week before his death was announced.
While there has been no official statement, close friends of the streamer confirmed Joomla’s death on Discord and Twitter yesterday. “Joomla was one of the most loving and caring people I have ever met in my life,” Noonie said. “His legacy will carry no matter how much time passes.”
The Overwatch community has paid tribute to the streamer by sharing gameplay clips and inspiring words they exchanged with him.
“You were the one that jumpstarted my stream back in the day because you saw something in me and I always appreciated that,” Crosyph said.
“Joom was always behind everybody and ready to fight battles for them even if he was outnumbered, he cared for every single one of us and was the greatest friend I could have,” cgCrazed added.
“He was one of the first people I ever spoke to when I went over to NA and he was always willing to listen to me and my struggles,” Somnus said.
A known suffer from mental health issues, there’s speculation that Joomla died by suicide. But no official details regarding the cause of his death have been confirmed at this time.
If you or someone you know is exhibiting warning signs of suicide, seek help from a professional and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 in the U.S. or Samaritans in the U.K. at 116 123.