League of Legends gamer Remilia has died suddenly aged 24, her best friend has confirmed.
Real name Maria Creveling, from the US, she was the first ever woman to compete professionally in the game.
She won a spot in the League of Legends Championship Series in 2015 as part of the esports team Renegades.
Tributes have flooded in online to the esports gamer, who many hailed as an “inspiration”.
Remilia – who was transgender – stepped back from the spotlight, saying pressure of competing on stage was impacting her mental health.
Her pal and fellow player Richard Lewis announced her death today on Twitter.
Remilia's loss has been felt by many in the League community.