World of Tanks Player Died During Twitch Livestream
Streaming the play of online games has exploded in popularity over the last few years, with many streamers having marathon bouts of playing their favorite games, whether they're an mmofps or online rpg. While the biggest challenge for most livestreamers is staying awake, there can be serious health consequences for such marathon sessions. News that a World of Tanks player died during a livestream on Twitch has shaken many of his friends and followers. The deceased is Brian Vigneault, who was known online as Poshybrid and a popular World of Tanks streamer.
The fact that a World of Tanks player died during his livestream is stunning enough, but what makes the situation sadder is that Poshybrid was only 35 and a father of three. He had been playing a 24-hour marathon session to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He stepped away after 22 hours to have a smoke and never returned. The next morning, a friend saw that he was on Discord and messaged him. A reply came, not from Poshybrid, but from a police detective who said that the police department was investigating his death.
From reports, it appears that Poshybrid spent as much as 20 hours at a time streaming games on multiple days within the same week. Medical experts have long warned that prolonged sitting while playing mmo games can have serious consequences, such as blood clots. Not to mention the amount of energy drinks that many gamers drink during such sessions. The news that a World of Tanks player died during a livestream comes at a time where many streamers are under considerable pressure to stream as much as humanly possible in order to keep their audience.
It's very sad that Poshybrid died at such a young age, leaving a family behind. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Poshybrid.