Former professional Dota 2 player, streamer, and commentator Alaan “SexyBamboe” Faraj has died, according to statements from multiple close friends, former teammates, and community members.
Faraj had been an active member of the Dota community dating back to competing professionally in the original game before transitioning to Dota 2 in 2011. He played for more than 18 different teams between 2011 and 2021, with notable runs as part of mousesports, Evil Geniuses, Team Zephyr, and Team Bald. He last played for Team Bald Reborn during the first season of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit.
In more recent years, competing professionally took a back seat to content creation, as Faraj became one of the most popular streamers in the Dota community, best known for his chemistry and commentary with former teammates and fellow streamers Janne “Gorgc” Stefanovski Wehsing “SingSing” Yuen. He streamed on a consistent schedule from January 2018 until this March when he slowly stepped away from content creation.
There was no official statement given, but posts from close friends and former teammates have confirmed his passing and asked fans to avoid speculation. He was 29 years old.
His brother is asking the Dota community to send him any pictures they have of or with Faraj from events and competitions over the years as everyone mourns the loss of such a joyful and passionate figure within the space.