Pro gamer Terrance 'PushaTee' Moore passes away, fundraising campaign begins

Pro gamer Terrance "PushaTee" Moore suddenly and tragically passed away late last night in the middle of a weekly fighting game tournament. The fellowship of the fighting game community has already kicked off a fundraising campaign to raise funeral expenses.

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Update: The fundraising campaign has shattered the original $2,900 goal with 15 days left to go.

Fighting game fans were shaken up last night during the weekly Runback stream when Terrance "PushaTee" Moore (pictured on the left) suddenly and tragically passed away.

Moore had just finished his Killer Instinct match on-stream at the Super Arcade venue and walked away from the camera to make way for the next match. Just as the next match was set to begin, Moore suddenly collapsed and cries were heard calling for an ambulance. The stream was abruptly shut down. Moore was taken to a local hospital, where he passed away, following failed attempts to resuscitate him.

Super Arcade owner Mike Watson posted a statement on Reddit's r/kappa subreddit, stating his eyewitness account of what happened. He notes that repeated CPR attempts failed.

The fighting game community has quickly rallied to the aid of their fallen brother. The r/kappa subreddit has started a YouCaring campaign (via Shoryuken) to raise funds for Moore's funeral expenses. In a few short hours, the campaign is on the verge of reaching its $2,900 goal. The campaign is set to run for the next 15 days for anyone interested in donating. Watson has also announced that all proceeds for the usual Friday casuals play will all go to Moore's family.

Shacknews sends its sincerest condolences to Moore and his family. And as someone that watched these events unfold live on-stream, I can add nothing more than this was a truly tragic situation.

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    October 17, 2014 10:43 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Pro gamer Terrance "PushaTee" Moore passes away, fundraising campaign begins

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      October 17, 2014 11:34 AM

      I can't help but be a little creeped out, as I was getting ready to go to my weekly as I read about this.

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      October 17, 2014 11:45 AM

      wow :(

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      October 17, 2014 11:51 AM

      sad :|

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      October 17, 2014 11:52 AM

      It's really cool of them to help fund-raise for his funeral. Best wishes to family and friends.

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        October 17, 2014 10:54 PM

        I just got back from the weekly I mentioned above. I was rather proud to hear the venue owner announce that all of tonight's venue fees were getting donated to the Pushatee fund.

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      October 17, 2014 12:17 PM

      This make anyone else worry about the amount of time we spend sitting down playing games and doing work at desks? It sounds very much like a pulmonary embolism to me - hits close to home, my family has a genetic clotting disorder (Factor V Leiden mutation) and both my brother and I have had issues with leg clots in the past from it. It's always in the back of my mind with the amount of time I spend in a chair...

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