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Rainbow Six Siege Pro Player Next1 Passed Away Due To COVID-19



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Arif Keskin, known as “Next1”, was a German/Turkish Rainbow Six Siege player who saddened the whole community with his death at the age of 24 after getting the COVID-19 about a month ago.

Next1 was a talented player that played on tier 2-3 event in such teams as Defusekid, and he shortly after joined LowLandLions. With the new team, Next1 managed to win Benelux League Season 5 group stage as well as the tournament.

After having such results, Next1 joined Chaos Esports Club in September 2020. In a short period, they played at Nordic Championship – 2020: Finals and won the trophy against Granit Gaming. But, they struggle to perform at European League 2020 – Stage 2 as they finished 8th.

In January 2021, Chaos Esports Club parted ways with Next1, and the young player continued to show off his talent on Twitch by making live streams. However, Next1 got caught coronavirus in mid-April.

According to his statement, Next1 had trouble with breathing and didn’t have the strength on his body, which are the symptoms of COVID-19. After two days, he shared his last tweets and thanked everybody for their good wishes.

Unfortunately, Next1 couldn’t win the fight against coronavirus and passed away. After a short period, the whole community sent their condolences to his family and friends, and they prayed for his soul.

“We’re very saddened to hear our former player Next1 has tragically passed away,” Chaos Esports announced. “He was a great personality and we were honored to have him play under the Chaos banner. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

“I am lost at words, some while ago I heard Next1 is in hospital due to COVID and now we lost our dear friend this morning.” Next1’s former teammate Sha77e said. “All my prayers and thoughts go to his family and friends. He was always friendly and it was a pleasure to get to know him. Rest in peace friend.”

Former G2 Esports coach Sua also deeply saddened about the loss of such a great personality. “This morning a dear friend lost his fight to Covid. I am lost for words and can’t describe how I feel,” he said. “There was so much we wanted to get done, so much we had planned. And now you’re gone. I am lost for words. Please take care after yourselves. Rest in Peace Arif.”

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