Former Chaos Esports Pro Next1 Dies After COVID-19 Battle

By Shikhar Gupta 

Next1 had shared on Twitter on April 13 that he had contracted COVID-19. He had then continued to tweet until April 15, where he had stated that the hospital staff were “watching [his] health status really good (sic)”.

However, he had not tweeted since, with Rogue player Maurice “AceeZ” Erkelenz stating that Next1 had been placed in an artificial coma.

Next1 had debuted in the German national tournament Six Lounge Series 6 with Greedy Gaming in July 2018. After joining a few other lower-tier rosters, he then joined Chaos Esports as a stand-in towards the end of Season 10 of the Pro League.

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