A community mourns the passing of Alaan “Bamboe” Faraj by sharing their memories of and photos with the streamer and former pro-player.

The Dota Community was rocked on Friday by the news that legendary former pro-player and streamer Alaan “SexyBamboe” Faraj had passed away unexpectedly. The news was initially revealed on stream, with his brother confirming the news a short time later. He was 29.

An old-school Defense of the Ancients player, Bamboe was part of one of the first mousesports rosters for Dota 2. During his long pro career, Bamboe was part of rosters for Evil Geniuses, Geek Fam, and HellRaisers.

Highlights of Bamboe’s career include his memorable stint in the KDL, the now defunct Korean Dota League, with team Zephyr, and an appearance at TI2 with mousesports. His pro career was characterized by his willingness to travel to any scene, any region, and make the best of his opportunities there.

But Bamboe is probably best remembered for his time as a streamer. While earlier in 2021, Bamboe had stated his intent to take a break from Dota 2 and streaming, his return was highly anticpated.

In particular, his streams with fellow former Dota 2 pro Wehsing “SingSing” Yuen are fondly remembered. Bamboe, SingSing, and Janne “Gorgc” Stefanovski were widely considered the holy trinity of Dota 2 streamers. Which makes the latter’s tribute to bamboe even more poignant.

A Community Mourns Bamboe

In line with Bamboe’s brother’s request for pictures with or of the streamer, the Dota 2 Community was quick to share some of their snaps.

However, even more shared their feelings and remembrances. The weekend has seen Twitter and beyond fill up with condolences, memories and well wishes. Our thoughts go out to Alaan Faraj’s family in this trying time.

Bamboe’s passing has left a hole in the hearts of the Dota 2 community. An irreplaceable pillar of the Dota 2 community, and one of the games most prolific players and streamers, gone far too soon. 

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Michael is a UK-based content creator who caught the esports bug in 2010, but took eight years to figure out he should write about it. Throwing away a promising career in marketing and PR, he now specialises in MOBAs, covering League of Legends, Dota 2, and esports in general since 2019. When not glued to tournaments taking place on the other side of the globe, he spends time nurturing an unhealthy addiction to MMOs and gacha games.