Former Team EnVyUs Overwatch pro player and Team Liquid Overwatch coach, Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka have passed away at the young age of 30.
In Loving Memory, Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka pic.twitter.com/EIVfKUAQ5J— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) November 9, 2017
Team Liquid tweeted about the passing of INTERNETHULK, including a short message by the team owners, Steve Arhancet and Victor Goossens to the late Overwatch legend. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share with you today the passing of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka. We are in touch with his family, and are supporting them in every way we can while we all try to grasp the loss," Steve and Victor wrote. "We have loved and will cherish our time with you Dennis."
The reason for his passing is currently unknown, even for Steve and Victor. "Even though we are still waiting for all the details, we wanted to share this information with you as we are all part of the community that Dennis loved so dearly." His friends and former teams sent their condolences as well.
We've lost a brother today. No matter where you are @INTERNETHULK, we will always remember your smile and passion for esports. Thank you for bringing us so much cheer. Rest easy friend. pic.twitter.com/OZgZ9hJzrI— Team Envy (@TeamEnVyUs) November 9, 2017
Our thoughts go out to the family of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, who acted as a coach for #RogueOW during APEX Season 3. He was an inspiration and a mentor to many in the Overwatch community, and he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Dennis. We'll never forget you. pic.twitter.com/NFsMpJ6NCB— Rogue (@GoingRogueGG) November 9, 2017
For those who are not familiar with Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, he is a seasoned esports athlete who has participated in multiple world-renowned titles like League of Legends, Starcraft 2, and of course, Overwatch. He was the founder of Team IDDQD, which is one of the strongest teams in the early stages of Overwatch esports. The team was signed by Team EnVyUs and continued to be a dominant force in competitive Overwatch, where they have earned multiple titles along the way like Overwatch Apex Season 1 champion, MLG Vegas 2016 champion, and more.
INTERNETHULK soon turned to coaching after his contract expired with Team EnVyUs. He first joined Laser Kittenz's and Rogue's Overwatch team, and then switched to Team Liquid later on. After Team Liquid announced the disbandment of their Overwatch team, he was appointed as the head coach for Liquid's League of Legends head coach.
Rest in peace, INTERNETHULK. You will be deeply missed and hope that you can still play your favorite video games in the better place you're at right now.