World of Warcraft and Hearthstone streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein died by suicide today, as confirmed by multiple sources. A Twitter user named Blue, reportedly an ex-partner of Berstein, announced his death in a series of tweets. The news was also confirmed by his roommate, as reported by esports insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau. Bernstein was 31 years old.

Bernstein was one of Twitch’s first big streamers. He first gained recognition in 2009 for competitive World of Warcraft PvP, where he claimed the highest ranked spot in PvP for six consecutive seasons. Later, Bernstein switched to competitive Hearthstone, where he played and casted professional matches. Over the years, he was also the subject of controversy. His Twitch account was temporarily suspended earlier this year after a series of livestreams violated unspecified rules in Twitch’s code of conduct. More famously, Bernstein was also permanently banned from World of Warcraft for sharing his account.

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