You probably already know about the horrific event that shook LoL's community to its core a few days ago. A professional player attempted to take his own life by jumping from the 12th floor after exposing schemes with match fixings. He survived, but a lot of things about the community, the professionals and the sport came to light.
The top two reddit commenters on the topic wrote articles for ReignOfGaming which we are very thankful for! Today we share with you /u/Narthsin's article on how to recognize if someone has suicidal tendencies and how you can help. Even the toxicity in LoL may be the final straw for someone, but there always are factors prior to a LoL game contributing to this fateful decision. Tomorrow or on Tuesday I'll post the second part - /u/Anditwashorrible's insight on people's endless generosity and willingness to help a fellow LoL player!
AHQ Promise and Suicide Awareness
I’m Narthsin, a social worker, father, aspiring writer and yes, an avid League of Legends fan and player. I train volunteers who help staff a crisis line that receives over 100,000 calls a year, and now have the privilege to be here as a guest writer thanks to the generous folks here at Reign of Gaming.
Recently I posted on Reddit to share some of my experience with the community in response to the highly publicized suicide attempt of Korean pro-gamer AHQ Promise. It seems people really appreciated that information, and it received a lot of attention and feedback. In response, RoG has asked me to address this topic a bit more in detail to help raise awareness regarding suicide in our e-Sports community, and how we can make a difference in the lives of those people who need our help.