Local gamer Andrew 'd3tox' Deacon has unexpectedly passed away at the slender age of 23 and Telkom Gaming would like to extend its condolences to his family and friends.
Third from Left: Andrew 'd3tox' Deacon
Deacon, a former Telkom Gaming Champion who served as a true inspiration to the 2011 winning =BFB=Lard Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare team, passed away on Friday, 25 July after a year-long bout with cancer.
The multimedia designer chose to take his exit from competitive eSports after being diagnosed back in 2013 but not before helping bvd.Aurora to their first Blops 2 Winter Leg Premier Division title.
“In a world where good is few and far between, Andrew was a shining light and top notch individual that was liked by every single person who ever had the chance to meet him,” says close friend and former teammate Rynier 'Cranky' Schoeman.
“Deex was a good friend and a fantastic teammate. It’s sad to see someone that is only 23 pass away like this and my thoughts and condolences go out to his family.”
“Andrew, I am grateful to have called you my friend. Thank you for the laughs on TeamSpeak, the late night phone calls when your Stormers pummelled my Lions and thanks for always being yourself. Our journey together was way too short but I know wherever you are now, you are rocking it. I will miss you my friend,” Schoeman finished.
Far Right: Andrew 'd3tox' Deacon
Upon learning of Deacon’s passing, parent clan =BFB= sent out a supportive message to his family and friends.
Andrew’s passing is a terrible loss for his family, his team and the South African gaming community.
Andrew 'd3tox' Deacon, 7 May 1991 – 25 July 2014 (23)