Tongfu's media manager Feng "细超无名" Chen died on Saturday after expressing symptoms of myocarditis at the National Electronic Sports Open. Chen died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. He was 18 years old.
According to Haitao, a Chinese caster at the event, Chen had exhibited symptoms of myocarditis, such as a fever, in the days leading up to his death. Instead of resting, Haitao said that Chen had stayed up all night and had gone to play basketball near the NESO venue, not anticipating the nature or severity of his illness.
Chen had previously played Dota 2 with Tongfu's youth team, Tongfu.WanZhou. When the team disbanded, Chen wanted to stay with the organization, so he became their social media manager.
Several community figures, including Haitao, have expressed concern in the wake of the incident, as staying up all night to practice is consistent with the lifestyle of many pro gamers in China. Chen's untimely death is both a cause for grief and reflection within the community.