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yomps has passed away.
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#211
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This one hits really hard, man. On top of how ridiculously good he was at this dumb game we all play, yomps was one of the VERY few people in this community that you would just never hear a bad word about. He played the game with such joy and panache, and when things didn't go his way he never took it out on anyone. In a fairly insular online community, where a reputation can precede you for years and first impressions are everything, yomps was always capable of seeing the good in people. I never got to meet him in person at LAN, but every time I interacted with him he was absolutely lovely, full of curiousity about others and without a prejudiced bone in his body. I still remember how he randomly made me a mod in his chat, without me even asking for it, because he was entertained by my essay-length tf2 theorycrafting rants. Rest in peace, friend.

I don't want to overgeneralize, but sometimes it really seems like the people who have the most love for everyone else in their life don't make time to love themselves. As someone who has struggled with depression for the better part of my life, I know just how selfish this disease can be, and how it can convince even the most universally beloved person that he or she is completely alone. All I can say to anyone else out there going through some stuff is that nothing could be further from the truth. Let this thread be a lesson that, even in a trivial hobby like ours, we can all make an enormous impact on one another's lives. In ten, twenty, fifty years, I know that everyone here will still remember yomps the player, and yomps the person.

This one hits really hard, man. On top of how ridiculously good he was at this dumb game we all play, yomps was one of the VERY few people in this community that you would just never hear a bad word about. He played the game with such joy and panache, and when things didn't go his way he never took it out on anyone. In a fairly insular online community, where a reputation can precede you for years and first impressions are everything, yomps was always capable of seeing the good in people. I never got to meet him in person at LAN, but every time I interacted with him he was absolutely lovely, full of curiousity about others and without a prejudiced bone in his body. I still remember how he randomly made me a mod in his chat, without me even asking for it, because he was entertained by my essay-length tf2 theorycrafting rants. Rest in peace, friend.

I don't want to overgeneralize, but sometimes it really seems like the people who have the most love for everyone else in their life don't make time to love themselves. As someone who has struggled with depression for the better part of my life, I know just how selfish this disease can be, and how it can convince even the most universally beloved person that he or she is completely alone. All I can say to anyone else out there going through some stuff is that nothing could be further from the truth. Let this thread be a lesson that, even in a trivial hobby like ours, we can all make an enormous impact on one another's lives. In ten, twenty, fifty years, I know that everyone here will still remember yomps the player, and yomps the person.
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#212
30 Frags +

this is not something i would've expected to wake up to. rest in peace yomps, one of the nicest and most talented players this game has ever seen, and someone i looked up to greatly. i hope you're in a better place now.

this is not something i would've expected to wake up to. rest in peace yomps, one of the nicest and most talented players this game has ever seen, and someone i looked up to greatly. i hope you're in a better place now.
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#213
7 Frags +

Always followed his streams everytime i could, he was so naturally skilled but his personality and positivity is what made me enjoy it so much. Rest in peace!

Always followed his streams everytime i could, he was so naturally skilled but his personality and positivity is what made me enjoy it so much. Rest in peace!
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#214
45 Frags +

fucking sucks that BTS got cancelled, would have loved the challenge of playing against you and froyo and just to be able to chat to you in person as you seemed like a really down to earth and funny guy
definitely one of the highest impact / x-factor players TF2 will see

dot_if there is a gofundme or something, anything please hit my line

I know it's still too soon, but is there any info on this? maybe a gofundme tournament in his honour could be a good idea, I'm sure every region would happily participate as he has influenced TF2 playstyles globally.
obviously no rush on this, people need time to process

fucking sucks that BTS got cancelled, would have loved the challenge of playing against you and froyo and just to be able to chat to you in person as you seemed like a really down to earth and funny guy
definitely one of the highest impact / x-factor players TF2 will see

[quote=dot_]if there is a gofundme or something, anything please hit my line[/quote]

I know it's still too soon, but is there any info on this? maybe a gofundme tournament in his honour could be a good idea, I'm sure every region would happily participate as he has influenced TF2 playstyles globally.
obviously no rush on this, people need time to process
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#215
29 Frags +

I hate to be morbid at this time but watch out for suicide clusters. Even if you don't believe a depressed friend is capable of self-harm, please check on them. You might just save a life.

I hate to be morbid at this time but watch out for suicide clusters. Even if you don't believe a depressed friend is capable of self-harm, please check on them. You might just save a life.
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#216
4 Frags +

While I never knew Yomps personally. His stream was always fun and helped me out from my bad days at work, I loved watching him play regardless of what class and team he was on. He seemed like a generally fun dude to be around. This shit hits hard and I do hope he is in a better place. R.I.P.

While I never knew Yomps personally. His stream was always fun and helped me out from my bad days at work, I loved watching him play regardless of what class and team he was on. He seemed like a generally fun dude to be around. This shit hits hard and I do hope he is in a better place. R.I.P.
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#217
3 Frags +

You always showed your fun and friendly personality on twitch, and we loved watching you play this silly game we all call home.

Rest in peace Yomps you inspired us all and you will be missed.

You always showed your fun and friendly personality on twitch, and we loved watching you play this silly game we all call home.

Rest in peace Yomps you inspired us all and you will be missed.
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#218
5 Frags +

rip yomps, sad to see someone go too soon

rip yomps, sad to see someone go too soon
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#219
5 Frags +

never knew you but enjoyed watching your streams. seemed like a great guy. hope he's in a better place now, condolences to his family and friends.

never knew you but enjoyed watching your streams. seemed like a great guy. hope he's in a better place now, condolences to his family and friends.
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#220
18 Frags +

I am lost for words.

I never got to meet him properly, but i will never forget his i63 performance he is a beast of the game.

my heart goes out to you zilly and all his friends and family.
he will be remembered.

I am lost for words.

I never got to meet him properly, but i will never forget his i63 performance he is a beast of the game.

my heart goes out to you zilly and all his friends and family.
he will be remembered.
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#221
6 Frags +

it's unbelievable, i can't find the words to say, Rest In Peace Yomps.

it's unbelievable, i can't find the words to say, Rest In Peace Yomps.
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#222
15 Frags +

i had so many memories watching you play and had the chances of playing against you. you were super nice and respectful to everyone. you were such a genuinely nice person and cared a lot about the people around you. i wish i got to know you more. youre in a better place now. R.I.P

i had so many memories watching you play and had the chances of playing against you. you were super nice and respectful to everyone. you were such a genuinely nice person and cared a lot about the people around you. i wish i got to know you more. youre in a better place now. R.I.P
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#223
5 Frags +

Rest easy. One of the most positive people on this site and in the community and one of my favorite players.

Rest easy. One of the most positive people on this site and in the community and one of my favorite players.
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#224
9 Frags +

Rip Yomps.
I hope his family knows what he meant to our community

Rip Yomps.
I hope his family knows what he meant to our community
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#225
7 Frags +

RIP

RIP
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#226
8 Frags +

thank you for bringing joy to everyone
rest well brother <3

thank you for bringing joy to everyone
rest well brother <3
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#227
4 Frags +

rest in peace yomps, thank you for all you've done <3

rest in peace yomps, thank you for all you've done <3
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#228
15 Frags +

Rest well, yomps. A legend that will always be remembered for the person and player you are.

Take care of yourselves, everyone.

Rest well, yomps. A legend that will always be remembered for the person and player you are.

Take care of yourselves, everyone.
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#229
41 Frags +

to think that 2 weeks ago we were playing a match against each other is so hard to process, rest in piece man it was always an honor to compete against people like you

to think that 2 weeks ago we were playing a match against each other is so hard to process, rest in piece man it was always an honor to compete against people like you
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#230
6 Frags +

Rest in peace.

Rest in peace.
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#231
9 Frags +

horrific news, rest in peace Yomps. my condolences to his family and friends

horrific news, rest in peace Yomps. my condolences to his family and friends
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#232
20 Frags +

i know i hadn't been about for the last few months/year but you were a super good friend and i'm going to miss you yomps.

i know i hadn't been about for the last few months/year but you were a super good friend and i'm going to miss you yomps.
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#233
2 Frags +

rest in peace.

rest in peace.
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#234
14 Frags +

i remember back at rgb4 i had the opportunity to meet and hang out with yomps, but i was worried that hanging out would be viewed as orbiting by a shitter open player, so i gave him his space instead

based on how kind and understanding the dude was, i really did miss out

rest in peace, brother

i remember back at rgb4 i had the opportunity to meet and hang out with yomps, but i was worried that hanging out would be viewed as orbiting by a shitter open player, so i gave him his space instead

based on how kind and understanding the dude was, i really did miss out

rest in peace, brother
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#235
13 Frags +

I won’t pretend to have known yomps as well as some of the other people posting here but I do feel lucky to have known him at all. I think we as a community were lucky to have him. RIP mate

I won’t pretend to have known yomps as well as some of the other people posting here but I do feel lucky to have known him at all. I think we as a community were lucky to have him. RIP mate
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#236
2 Frags +

rip

rip
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#237
2 Frags +

Goodbye Yomps... we will never forget you.

Goodbye Yomps... we will never forget you.
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#238
3 Frags +

rest in peace . very unexpected , very sad

rest in peace . very unexpected , very sad
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#239
25 Frags +

https://clips.twitch.tv/ObeseProtectiveMonitorSmoocherZ
Still one of my favourite plays. God fucking bless you. Fly high.

https://clips.twitch.tv/ObeseProtectiveMonitorSmoocherZ
Still one of my favourite plays. God fucking bless you. Fly high.
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#240
9 Frags +

FLY HIGH!

FLY HIGH!
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