The entire Dota 2 community mourns the passing away of commentator Yammers

The entire Dota 2 community mourns the passing away of commentator Yammers

30. May 2023 by miranda angeles

Yesterday the whole world learned the tragic news of the passing of one of China’s most beloved Dota 2 commentators. The great Chinese caster will leave a huge void in Dota 2 esports.

The entire Dota 2 community mourns the passing away of commentator Yammers

The Dota 2 community is shocked by the news of the passing of the beloved Chinese commentator Mi “Yammers” Hongwei. The young commentator took his own life after struggling for a long time with mental health issues.

Through a Weibo post, Yammers has decided to take his own life publicly. Yammers had scheduled a post for May 29 to report his passing.

The young commentator in his post reveals the reasons that led him to decide to attempt his life. Yammers published a short description of his life and then commented that for a long time, he had to struggle with depression; in addition, he assured that since his father died in 2019, his mental health problems have worsened.


One of the best Chinese Dota 2 commentators

The Chinese Dota 2 community will always remember the young commentator with special affection. Yammers was known for being one of the most active voices in the Dota 2 competitive scene, but that’s not all. He will also be remembered as one of the most passionate Chinese casters.

Yammers was present by putting his voice in the broadcasts of different tournaments. Among those tournaments, Yammers was a commentator for:

  • Dota 2 Asia Championships in 2018
  • WePlay AniMajor
  • ONE Esports Singapore Major in 2021
  • The International in 2021
  • PGL Arlington Major in 2022
  • Riyadh Masters in 2022

Following Yammers’ sad post, his fans have not stopped mourning this sad loss. Many followers of the commentator have shared their anguish on social media and called Yammers’ post a “tough read.”

On the other hand, many people have commented that it is very important that all people living in similar situations with mental health problems seek help; in this way, having a support network accompanies them in a treatment.

In turn, a player who says he was a friend of Yammers affirms that he never noticed any signs of depression in him. He also states that he was completely unaware of the mental health problems the commentator was going through.

At the same time, this player comments that Yammers was always very passionate about Dota 2 and always very optimistic and happy. So, the player comments that he never saw it as a way to escape from his reality.

This is undoubtedly very sad news for the Dota 2 scene. Yammers will be missed by all fans and the community in general.