Former Schalke 04 top laner Pavle ‘Yoppa’ Kostić passed away last Tuesday, November 23, from COVID complications.
23 year old Serbian League pro has been playing since 2016 and made his mark on a number of academy teams over the years, including MAD Lions, Giants Gaming and Vitality. Follow sportklub. In December 2020, Yoppa joined Schalke 04 Evolution, and officially announced her status as a free agent just last week.
Yoppa has become famous competing against some of the top teams in one of the strongest teams League regions, Spain, and perhaps have attracted the attention of overseas teams, such as Team Solomid. But the potential transfer ultimately didn’t happen due to visa-related issues.
The news brought the EU League community come together to pay tribute to Yoppa and the mark he left on his former teams and teammates. Players and organization members who have known Yoppa for the past few hours have shared, remembering Yoppa and sending their condolences to his friends and family.
The owner of Team Vitality, Fabien ‘Neo’ Devide also react to the shocking news: “My heart is broken,” he wrote. “My deepest condolences to his loved ones during this painful ordeal. We’ll miss you.”
Among the many compliments from players who have competed with Yoppa was a tweet from Selfmade, who shared time with Yoppa while they were both in the Spanish league.
No further details of the player’s passing have been released as his family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to his life and memory.
https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/former-schalke-04-top-laner-yoppa-dies-due-to-covid-19-complications Former Schalke 04 top laner, Yoppa dies from COVID-19 complications