Wow, I’m shocked. It’s always heartbreaking when someone passes away prematurely and much more so when it’s someone you’ve known. Back when I played HDR, MisterEgoTrip would always invite me to game rooms. Even on one completely random day in 2011 when I suddenly decided to play HDR on the 360, he shot over an invite the instant I went to the online section. MisterEgoTrip was similarly accommodating with a lot of players and became a linchpin of online HDR.
I remember when MisterEgoTrip first started playing on PSN and how he eventually developed into a great online Honda player on both PSN and XBL. Of course, that didn’t happen overnight. As with all strong players, MisterEgoTrip constantly played HDR against the best to learn SF2’s flow. I was sure that he could perform well at an offline tournament but perhaps there were other factors involved that prevented him from attending.
That said, MisterEgoTrip wasn’t just a great HDR player. In stark contrast to his handle and his mean Honda, MisterEgoTrip was also a gentleman. He’s one of the few folks who always kept a positive attitude regardless of whether he was winning or losing. He particularly enjoyed bonding with people who shared his HDR interest by befriending decent players, creating chat rooms on PSN, forming the No Honor Crew, and chatting on XBL. Not once did I ever detect a hint of annoyance from his voice. I’m sure even at the end, he kept an optimistic outlook on life.
Looking to the future, I understand the need for privacy but if someone can provide further details regarding the nature of MisterEgoTrip’s situation, then please let me know. If a disease was involved, I’ll be happy to donate the winnings from my next tournament to an organization fighting that disease.
RIP MisterEgoTrip. I had a blast playing the great game of Street Fighter II with you and hope you’re enjoying eternal sunshine wherever you are.