THE PLAYER KNOWN AS ‘FLASHLIGHT’ CONFESSED TO HAVE KILLED INGRID ‘SOL’ OLIVEIRA
The Brazilian esports scene is in mourning. The ESPN Brasil site reported that the professional Call of Duty: Mobile player, Ingrid ‘Sol‘ Oliveira Bueno da Silva, was killed by Guilherme ‘Flashlight‘ Alves Costa.
Sol, just 19 years old, was starting her career in this industry with the Fantastic Brazil Impact E-Sports team. However, she was found dead last Monday at Flashlight’s house, located in the Pirituba neighborhood north of Sao Paulo.
According to local reports, Sol and Flashlight met via the internet, coinciding with their profession as Call of Duty players. The person responsible for the murder admitted that she planned her crime in advance, although the motives that led him to do so were not specified.
A FEMINICIDE VICTIM IN CALL OF DUTY ESPORTS
A video that circulated on social media showed Flashlight being arrested. At that moment, the player confessed “his mental faculties were fine” and that “he wanted to do this (assassinate Sol).” In fact, before that she uploaded a video of her crime on Instagram for Gamerselite, a Call of Duty group of which she was part of it.
Subsequently, the Gamerselite group deleted the video and issued a statement in which they demarcated from the actions of Flashlight, who made comments inciting terrorism and hatred of women.
Professor Lola Aronovich shared on Twitter that she also received an email from Sol’s murderer. In it, Flashlight included violent videos and assured that she planned to commit more crimes against women.
‘The murderer (whom he had never heard of) sent me an email with the title‘ a commendable act ’, promising new attacks and with several links to videos that I will not open or share. I feel sorry for Sol, a victim of femicide. Let these misogynists stop threatening and killing us! ‘
Of course, messages of support for women in esports began to emerge. The Jaguares Esports team joined in condolences for the death of Sol and hope that there will be more forceful actions to avoid this type of tragedy.
— Jaguares Esports (@JaguaresGG) February 23, 2021