Saturday, June 25

League of Legends: Player Yoppa Dies Due to COVID-19 Complications

Pavle Kostić, better known as Yoppa among players, passed away this week due to complications caused by a COVID-19 infection. He was 23 years old and presented himself as one of the great promises of the competitive landscape of League of Legends. Sports Balkan League was in charge of sharing the news yesterday on social networks, while the medium SportClub the sad event has also been echoed.

Yoppa, professional player of League of Legends, dies from complications of COVID-19

“Today we say goodbye to Yoppa”, began by writing the account Esports Balkan League. “Pavle ‘Yoppa’ Kostić passed away unexpectedly yesterday due to complications caused by a COVID infection. Rest in peace brother.” A Serbian national, Yoppa began to dedicate himself professionally to League of Legends in March 2016. He has been part of teams like MAD Lions, Schalke 04 Evolution and Vitality.Bee. Played like top laner for the Schalke 04 Evolution.

Yoppa was the first Serbian player to reach Challenger level on the Eastern European server. With Vitality.Bee finished sixth in the LFL in 2020; shortly after, he moved to Schalke 04 Evolution to play in both the EU Masters and the Prime League Pro Division. Schalke 04 Evolution finished third in the 2020 Spring Playoffs, and reached the main event of the EU Masters Spring 2021. Their last participation in the competitive world of LoL was in the summer of 2021, during the Prime League Pro Division, where the team it stayed in the phase of all against all.

Yoppa passed away due to complications from COVID-19

James “Mac” MacCormack, the head coach of the MAD Lions LEC team, took to the controls of his Twitter account to express his condolences to Yoppa’s family and friends: “My heart goes out to his family and friends, I can’t even begin to imagine her pain from losing him at such a young age. Rest in peace. Stay safe and take care of each other. “

The players themselves have also wanted to leave their messages. Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek, the jungler of LEC’s Team Vitality, wanted to share the memories of when they met in the Spanish league: “Honestly, I don’t know what to say. We spent so much time having fun together on LVP days that I wish I could go back in time. Rest in peace Pavle. “

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