Serbian League of Legends player Pavle “Yoppa” Kostić died at the age of 23 due to health problems related to Covid. Yoppa was one of the original UK pro League of Legends players. He competed with TCA Esports in the ESL Premiership and then moved on to bigger teams like MAD Lions, Team Vitality and Schalke Evolution.
Yoppa is the first Serbian player to reach number 1 in the Challenger ranking list
Yoppa is the first Serbian player to reach the top of the EUW Challenger standings and he is also one of the first Serbian players to join major international teams according to Russian news agency. He was nominated for MVP of the week for him.
The news of his death at such a young age came as a shock to his former teammates and the organizations he was a part of. MAD Lions head coach James MacCormack “Tragic news for all of us at MAD, and everyone who knows and plays with Yoppa. My heart goes out to his family and friends, I can’t even imagine their pain to lose him at such a young age.”
Team Vitality tweeted, “We have great memories of you and our time with you in Berlin. You will forever be etched in our memories.” The Schalke Evolution team and Yoppa’s teammates also expressed their support to his family and loved ones and offered their condolences.
Evil Geniuses UK head coach Peter Dun said, “A gifted player, great teammate, a pleasure to have the coach and good people around. If not for his visa troubles throughout his career, he would have played the LEC and been one of the best. My thoughts are with his family and friends on this sad day. Rest in peace.”
The global pandemic has affected the entire global population and it also affects a lot of people in the e-sports community. While players and event organizers are taking strict precautions, many people are still affected. It’s been almost two years since the outbreak of COVID-19 and it’s still important to take the proper precautions and keep yourself safe.
Yoppa will be remembered by family, friends, and the global League of Legends community.
https://afkgaming.com/esports/news/serbian-league-of-legends-pro-pavle-yoppa-kosti-passes-away-at-23 League of Legends Pro Pavle ‘Yoppa’ Kostić Passed at 23