Fighting game competitor Nelson "Remix" Reyes dead at 28

Empire Arcadia owner confirms passing of longtime member of New York fighting game community.

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Reyes (far right) with Empire Arcadia

Nelson "Remix" Reyes, a longtime member of the New York fighting game community who played with eSports team Empire Arcadia, has passed away, team owner and founder Isaiah "Triforce" Johnson confirmed with GameSpot sister site OnGamers. He was 28.

No cause of death was officially confirmed. A statement from Johnson provided to OnGamers is posted below.

He lived his life to the fullest. I'm happy to have known him. All he wanted was to play video games and enjoy the company of his friends and family. He did just that this weekend. Hanging out with Cole Tocci, Samantha Hancock, Kevin Landon, James Fink, Christopher Gonzalez, Erin Diaz, Michael Dicks and more playing games and watching the Lord of the Rings Marathon. All Hail Emp Remix. Empire Arcadia will make sure that you are not forgotten and follow out your last request. Make EMP successful and keep the family alive.

He most notably competed in fighting games like Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Super Street Fighter IV.

Reyes' final tweet reads: "Turning off my humanity switch…"

A memorial fund for Reyes has been established to assist his family in covering funeral costs. For more on this story, you can read the detailed report at OnGamers.

Discussion

259 comments
Jacanuk
Jacanuk

Hmm, only 28 sad 

But i have no clue who he is or why its important for gamespot to bring it as news. There are unfortunately hundreds of young people that age who dies every day around the world.

Zombrex
Zombrex

Finish him...nevermind!

nayce54
nayce54

Which one in the picture is Nelson Reyes?????

aci808
aci808

Is it disrespectful to say E-sports isn't a sport? Competitive gaming isn't even remotely interesting to watch. The gamers are all so friggin annoying and irritating, it makes it impossible to want any of them to win.

DJPLACE
DJPLACE

i don't know who this person is but my golly i never seen people be such dicks towards someone famous who died on the net. still R.I.P. you will be missed.

CFritzRun
CFritzRun

There are some serious pieces of shit on this forum.

sol_invictus55
sol_invictus55

Never thought I would regret reading comments so much, some of you guys need to go to church.

draven609
draven609

Seems like most people reading this have turned off their humanity switch too. Ridiculous. 

ksdlass
ksdlass

Chances this being the next Feedbackula Topic: High

Henninger
Henninger

Wow all this hate towards someone who has passed away. Just goes to show how low the human race has become. If you guys really & truly don't care then why post a comment? Or why even click on the page to begin with? Probably everyone on this page didn't know him but I'm not gonna say "oh who cares, he didn't do anything for society, blah blah blah". Thats fucked up. Show some respect. Just because you don't give a fuck doesn't mean that others don't. May you rest in peace Remix.

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

What's with all the disrespectful comments? If you don't care, then just move along. You don't need to iterate that you feel nothing for the passing of someone you didn't know. The guys friends or family could be reading these articles.

I know this is the big bad internet, but come on. Show a little tact.

wEEman33
wEEman33

Just another dead gamer.

fredwv
fredwv

let me guess... choked on a Dorito?

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

Sounds like suicide to me turning off my humanity switch sounds like a cryptic way of saying that he was killing himself. I don't really feel sad about weak people offing themselves but feel bad that nobody paid attention to stop it. Friends probably thought he was being funny and laughed it off.

ck10304
ck10304

@aci808 Funny that's my view of traditional sports. Soccer is a fashion show, football is people running into each other, tennis is the definition of repetitive. 

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@DJPLACE I have only seen a few disrespectful posts nothing unusual about that it happens. 

ODDBALL21
ODDBALL21

@CFritzRunit's ok because at least a few assholes die everyday. It's only a matter of time before the assholes commenting will and guess what??? Nobody will even give 2 shits about these nobodys!

andmcq
andmcq

@sol_invictus55 Church hasn't, and never will, solve anything. But, some of these guys could use some commonsense that's for sure. Remix sounds like he was a great guy.

Daian
Daian

@sol_invictus55 no they don't, a lot of religious people are assholes, religious =/ good person.

Kiaininja
Kiaininja

@sol_invictus55Actually it's the many extremist churches views on preaching of a vengeful God instead of the golden rule of respect for one another that creates this inhumane point of view that anyone that isn't with their cult are burning in hell.

iamreborrrn
iamreborrrn

@draven609 I want to turn off my humanity switch after reading all the comments but I'm not married yet

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

@Henninger Agreed. I never heard of him and I'm not into e-sports all that much, but I do know that us gamers lost one of our own.

Xatsuna
Xatsuna

@HenningerTime to wake up from Virtual world. Welcome back to reality.

jellyman68
jellyman68

@sammoth What an odious person you are. 


Yeah, people die every day. You also visit web pages about things you don't care about every day. Like everyone else, you just click off the page and find something that actually interests you. This time you decide to leave a comment on an article about a person who has just died, and we all know you only did so in the hopes that you'd hurt someone's feelings or upset someone that knew him. What the hell is wrong with you?

iamreborrrn
iamreborrrn

@sammoth you don't have to care but you shoudn't be disrespectful and show a sympathy if you want

Kreol1q1q
Kreol1q1q

@sammoth Most people are nobody to everyone else but their family and friends. You too, probably.

Mohjong
Mohjong

@fredwv Maybe an undetected medical condition due to the lifestyle being a competitive gamer.  We can only blame our medical system if he turned out doesn't have proper insurance.

jellyman68
jellyman68

@BamaGoatt What makes you think suicide is for weak people? I bet you wouldn't have the balls to kill yourself if you found like unbearable. 

thatsmypanda
thatsmypanda

@BamaGoatt  It's a quote from the T.V. series The Vampire Diaries that he enjoyed and had nothing to do with his death.  Just an odd coincidence. 

MrFacepunch
MrFacepunch

@Xatsuna @sol_invictus55 Actually Muslims and Christians both worship the God of Abraham, so calling the Christian God false and then saying Allah akhbar (praise to God) doesn't make any sense. Idiot.

Rambolike
Rambolike

Xatsuna, you realize you come off as a mean-spirited, egotistical, and scared little boy, right?

Henninger
Henninger

@Xatsuna @Henninger What the hell does that even mean? I'm not even gonna say what I was going to say. You enjoy your meaningless existance.

Henninger
Henninger

@jellyman68 @sammoth He/she needs a friend. I think that's this person's problem. Like I said if you don't care, then y comment or click on the page? Makes no sense. The title of the article should've been enough to say don't care. Instead you clicked on the article to say what you said but yet you don't care. Again makes no sense.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@jellyman68 @BamaGoatt well people that kill themselves don't have the balls not to kill themselves see how dumb that is. Suicide is a moment of weakness helplessness that feeling that things will never get better. Thankfully I have never had this thought cross my mind but can understand why others have. Has nothing to do with balls it's just some people are to weak to want to live. 

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

@Anxiety21 Sadly, that may possibly be one of the few things they have going for them in the end.

Henninger
Henninger

@Xatsuna @Henninger Nothing to be mad about. People die everyday. But you could still show respect. Your a waste of space. A shame your mother didn't swallow you.

Xatsuna
Xatsuna

@Henninger@XatsunaMad cause you cant handle how the real world works. Go back and hide in virtuality world little human and play games for 12 hours a day.