Korean eSports Player Dies At 25

Professional Warcraft III player Seung Hyun Park (aka "Go)Space") passed away this Monday. He was 25 years old.

As MyDaily previously reported (via tipster Sang), Park suffered from muscular dystrophy, but still went on to become a top-ranked pro Warcraft III player. Park was diagnosed when he was 11, and doctors didn't think he would live past the age of 20.

"There is nothing I can do," Park said in a 2008 interview (via TeamLiquid). "I cannot read alone and I cannot go out. At least I can move my fingers, so I can play games. But my health is getting worse as time passes, so I am uncertain until when I can do so..."

In that same interview, Park's mother said that while other parents worry about their children becoming addicted to games, she was worried about her son's fingers becoming paralysed and him being unable to play.

During the past few months, English language threads have been popping up (here and here), expressing concern over Park's heath.

"My dream is neither to become a pro-player nor be healthy," Park said in 2008, adding that he did not believe in miracles. "But I hope to be the best player in Warcraft III, which is the only thing I can do now to make my family proud."

Park didn't just make his family proud. He made all gamers everywhere proud. Rest in peace, Go)Space. Rest in peace.

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Comments

    At least he found joy in his final years.

    Rest in peace dude, glad your final years were happy ones. That's all we can hope for in the end and you achieved it mate :)

    Inspiration.

    Two things he reminds us - 1. There are more pressing issues to worry about than whether or not your kids are playing "too many" video games - 2. Appreciate what you DO have instead of complaining about what you don't and DO what makes YOU happy in life. Don't let others tell you what you should be doing. You don't want to go to your grave knowing you spent your life doing things that didn't make you happy. We only live once, don't take life so seriously and just enjoy the time you have <3

    It's tragic but Violet from KTF also died fairly recently from leukaemia.

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