Rainbow 6 caster Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley died in a automobile crash on October 11 (Monday). The information was confirmed by his mom through her social media, and a press release from his household was launched just lately. He was 24 years previous.
The assertion was additionally shared by Stockley’s former casting companion Parker “Interro” Mackay on Wednesday, who stated Stockley “handed away unexpectedly”.
“On Monday, October 11 Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley handed away unexpectedly. He had a lot deliberate for the longer term, and he was wanting ahead to working with so lots of you,” learn Stockley’s household’s assertion, made by his mom and stepfather.
An announcement from the household of Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley (March 9, 1997 – October 11, 2021) pic.twitter.com/wcxeK38wQn
— Parker Mackay (@INTERRO) October 13, 2021
His household stated Stockley labored onerous to raise up the Rainbow 6 Siege group, and in flip “so lots of you” lifted him up as nicely.
“We’re grateful for the love and assist that we’ve got skilled from so lots of you. Maintain it going, pay it ahead, and preserve lifting one another up,” the assertion learn.
The official Rainbow 6 Siege esports Twitter deal with additionally despatched their condolences, saying Stockley was one of many shiny lights of the Siege group and he shall be missed.
“Out of respect for Michael and his pals and colleagues, we’ve got chosen to postpone in the present day’s North American League playday and broadcast,” the tweet learn.
Stockley started his profession as a professional participant in March 2016 with Staff Orbit. Shortly after, he transitioned to casting, lending his voice and expertise to numerous Rainbow 6 Siege tournaments.
He was nominated and received the Colour Caster Of The 12 months award on the Esports Awards 2020 for his efforts and was nominated once more this yr in the identical class.
Many are sending their condolences on social media and remembering KiXSTAr for his kindness and love for the group. The household asks as an alternative of flowers to please ship a donation to your native meals financial institution.
“He invited me to the caster desk at SI 2020. He greeted me, requested me about my ambitions, and inspired me to provide casting the very best shot I might. 18 months later, he was giving me wardrobe recommendation and serving to me by way of my first stay occasion. I’ll always remember this man. Ever,” stated Rainbow 6 caster and analyst Jacob “CaliberJacob” Anderson.
Rainbow 6 Siege and Valorant host Loviel “Velly” Cardwell stated the information of Stockley’s demise hit him extraordinarily onerous.
“After we lived in Poland, I used to be new to R6 and confronted a ton of criticism. We sat down throughout lunch sooner or later and he spoke to me about my future within the scene and he believed in me. He stopped me from quitting,” he stated.