The esports world was met with tragic news as KRÜ Esports, owned by Kun Agüero, announced the untimely passing of Santiago “Daveeys” Ruiz through their official social media channels.
“It is with deep sorrow that we have to inform you that, after suffering a medical episode on Sunday, @Daveeys21 has passed away. There’s no sugarcoating it, it took us all by surprise. Daveeys, or Santi, was a remarkable player and a top-tier teammate,” the team shared on their Twitter handle @KRUesports on September 4, 2023.
The announcement was disseminated via the team’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, providing details about the incident. According to the tweet, the Colombian player experienced a medical emergency on Sunday, leading to his tragic passing at the age of 23. The heartbreaking coincidence is that this incident happened on September 3rd, the very day of his birthday.
While the exact circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear, early speculations based on the information provided hint at a potential cardiac issue. Additionally, the family’s obituary, shared by the team, disclosed details about the memorial service.
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Responses to KRÜ Esports’ tweet poured in from various teams, community figures, and fellow players expressing their condolences. Notable mentions among them include Team Liquid, Giants Gaming, Ibai Llanos, and Lembo, to name a few.
Daveeys began his esports journey in the competitive scene of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He later joined the Mexican team E-Xolos LAZER in 2022, only to transition to Agüero’s squad later that same year. During his time, he competed in the VCT 2023: Americas League, the Last Chance Qualifier, and the Champions 2023.
We extend our deepest condolences to his team, family, and friends during this challenging time.