The heartbreaking news was revealed on Twitter by both her friend Richard Lewis as well as her boyfriend. The Twitch streamer, who was also known as Remilia, hailed from Las Vegas and was the only woman to compete in the LoL Championship Series (LCS). She made history by becoming the first woman to qualify for the top esports pro league with Renegades in late 2015.
Revealing the tragic news, Lewis wrote on Twitter: “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.”
While her boyfriend, who tweets on the @WhatleyLeague account, posted: “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.”
In the aftermath of the tragic news breaking tributes poured through on Twitter for Remilia.
Esports expert Rod Breslau tweeted: “Remilia, the first woman to compete as a professional gamer in the LCS, has passed away at 24.
“Remilia was a role model and an inspiration for so many people around the world in esports. the gaming community has lost too many good young souls this year”.
While ex-LCS Color commentator Aidan Moon posted: “I only ever had great interactions with Remilia. This is absolutely heart breaking.
“I hope she rests in peace, and finds peace in her rest.”
And the official Twitch Esports account wrote: “We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Maria “Remilia” Creveling.
“Maria was the first woman to compete in the LCS and we were honored to have her compete in our Twitch Rivals tournaments.
“Our condolences to all of her loved ones.”
Remilia, who was the first ever transgender LCS player, competed with Renegades in the LCS for a month.
She left citing pressure and harassment that was released to her appearance.
Renegades were later banned with Riot Games alleging poor working conditions and collusion with Team Dragon Knights, according to a post by ESPN.
Remilia went on to compete with Kaos Latin Gamers and most recently competed with Sector 7.
In November she also took part in the Twitch Rivals Team Draft.