First Woman to Compete in LCS, Maria “Remilia” Creveling Dies at Age 24
It has been reported that Maria Creveling, known in esports as Remilia has passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 24.
Maria Creveling, the first woman to compete in the League of Legends Championship Series passed away in her sleep last week at the age of 24. The news comes from a tweet from her close friend Richard Lewis, as well as another tweet from the official LCS Twitter account.
Maria Creveling, also known online as “Remilia”, in 2015 competed in the League of Legends Challenger Series as a member of the esports team Renegades. The win meant that the team would go on to the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) which found her making history as she became the first woman player to compete in the league.
in the end though the competition doesn’t mean much to me. i don’t care to be the best in the world. i love playing with a team and accomplishing stuff and being recognized for it. when i set out initially, i wanted to be the first girl in LCS. that was what motivated me. that dream i had i accomplished and yet it is being challenged in such a heartless way. i really honestly truly hate so many people. if you want my honesty, everyone that tries to take away from what i accomplished, well i will always spite them. i’m always extremely salty when dealing with fans on mediums like twitter and reddit, i met some really cool fans in person at the studio for sure.
i just want it to be known that i accomplished my goal for real, and i accomplished it for me, my teammates, and girls in esports. that’s it. no one else. don’t fucking put me on some lgbt agenda or some bullshit and bring that up. that’s not me, i don’t believe in that. i don’t want messages acknowledging that part of my life, sorry.
In 2016, after competing in LCS 2016 and Renegades losing to Team Liquid, she announced that she was taking a break from professional play and leaving Renegades citing that stress and harassment were factors for leaving. Remilia joined esports team Kaos Latin Gamers in 2017 but had to leave after paralyzing her vocal cords which required surgery.
Richard Lewis tweeted the news, stating that she had passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 27.
It is with great sadness that I inform you that my best friend Maria Creveling passed away peacefully in her sleep yesterday. Her absence will leave a void that can never be filled.
— Richard Lewis (@RLewisReports) December 28, 2019
Her boyfriend has also tweeted about her death.
My girlfriend Maria died last night, she wouldn’t want any lengthy public statement, so all I’ll say is the 4 months I knew her were the best of both our lives and although she deserved so much more, it was a privilege to know her for the short time I did. RIP Maria, I love you.
— No Arm Whatley (@WhatleyLeague) December 28, 2019
As well as the official LCS Twitter account.
We mourn the loss of former LCS pro player Maria “Remilia” Creveling and extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and fans. pic.twitter.com/a6JPHPWbFw
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) December 29, 2019
According to Kotaku, last month Remilia competed in the Twitch Rivals with Team Draft as well as continuing to run regular streams.
Our hearts go out to her friends and family.