Popular Streamer Tragically Dies After 24 Hour Marathon

Popular Streamer Tragically Dies After 24 Hour Marathon
Brian Vigneault
Brian Vigneault
Brian Vigneault was a 35-year-old Virginia man who gamed under the alias "Poshybrid." This story will explore Brian's untimely death during a live stream. Unfortunately, besides just being a talented gamer, he was also a father of three.
The Marathon
The Marathon
It all started when the popular children's charity Make-A-Wish decided to raise money through a video-game marathon. Brian kindly took on a 24-hour-long World of Tanks pledge. He had no idea that his kindness would ultimately cost him his life.
World Of Tanks
World Of Tanks
Brian died playing World of Tanks. This game is a multiplayer online experience where gamers drive 20th century combat vehicles. The focus is on player vs. player gameplay with each player controlling an armored vehicle. The world is very easy to get sucked into because it requires hundreds of hours of playing to unlock some of the tanks. 
Twitch And Death
Twitch And Death
Twitch gets millions of viewers a day. Users can donate money to streamers and it usually all works out great. But on this day, Twitch was less of a gamer haven and more of a nightmare, because Brian's death was streamed to a live audience.
 
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