Pro Gears of War and ‘Fortnite Streamer Killed in Shooting Aged 26
Christopher Hill, a former professional Gears of War player and Fortnite player, was killed in a shooting accident on 24 August 2022.
Fans and colleagues knew Hill best as X cells. He was killed and shot outside a Boones Hill private residence. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Hill was seen outside the house shortly after sunset. The homeowner then opened fire on Hill after the “encounter”.
Hill was unknown to the homeowner. The reason Hill and the homeowner became involved in the fatal altercation is not known at this time. WDBJ7 said that no charges had been filed but an ongoing investigation.
Hill retired in 2017 from the Gears of War professional scene but continued his Fortnite efforts through 2018 and 2019. Hill also streamed to Twitch fans outside of his esports efforts. Hill had more than 23,000 followers, and his last stream was just two days before his death.
Since then, tributes have poured in. Blaze, a former talent manager, wrote: “This one hurt Chris. He was a great man. It was an honour to know him and cast a glance over him. He was one of the greatest players to touch Gears. Rest in peace, bro.” A former Fortnite developer said, “My heart hurts. I am sorry that you had to battle so many demons in your past and try to be a better person. I will never forget the time we had to chat and your ability to compete. You didn’t deserve it, Chris, regardless of everything.