This is a different type of post, more of a shout out to a former member of the Call of Duty esports community, Jared “JCap” Caplin. He was the heart of the community, just an amazing kid.

You could easily consider JCap a super fan. He did everything in his power to make it to as many events as he could with his dad, Alan. Seeing him brought a big smile to your face. He had many obstacles in his life, but through it all he persevered, pushed himself and triumphed time and time again.

He dedication to what he loved, no matter the circumstances he may have been in, is something you could idolize. Something to respect and show gratitude for. He was shining light to the community and brought it together. It was a devastating loss and one felt throughout the whole league.

There is something to learn from this, truly. If a kid, who had so many obstacles, could still wake up, smile, attend events and be as happy as can be, anyone can. Do what makes you happy, you’ll always have obstacles you’ll need to overcome, look at how JCap handled it. Don’t give up on what you want, live life to the fullest. Be thankful for what you have and treat others with kindness. Don’t let the negativity and toxicity in the world drag you down, shake it off and never give up.

Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be a helping hand. Be a shoulder to cry on. Be a brother, a sister, a father, a mother. Be a better person. Be THE BEST person. Be JCap, don’t let your obstacles tear you down.

Rest in peace, JCap, there will never be someone as awesome as you.

Thank you, to the Call of Duty League as well, for creating a heartwarming and amazing memoriam for JCap. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest easy, JCap, we’ll all always remember you.