John “TotalBiscuit” Bain is to be inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame, to celebrate his contributions to gaming and the Esports community.
John Bain, Better known by his alias TotalBiscuit, sadly passed back in May aged just 33, after a long battle with Cancer. Bain was never a competitive player himself, however, he was a major part of the Esports scene, managing, sponsoring, commentating and producing many events across the globe.
Bain also founded the Esports team Axiom, alongside his wife, Genna. The team disbanded in 2015 following the return of Bain’s cancer. ESL has provided the following statement regarding Bain’s induction into the Esports Hall of Fame, which will take place at ESL One Hamburg 2018, later this month:
“His influence on the esports scene can not be understated as his passion and support helped drive various competitive titles towards the heights they reached today. He left behind a body of work unmatched by any other while still managing to give a voice to indie scenes and breakout players.
“His contributions to the industry are immeasurable and as such we are honored to induct him into the Esports Hall of Fame as the first non-player. His legacy will live on.”
The induction of John “TotalBiscuit” Bain into the Esports Hall of Fame is a more than fitting tribute to one of gaming’s biggest personalities who introduced more than a few of us to the wonderful world of Esports, alongside his championing of Indie games.