Trigger warning: murder, female violence
A Call of Duty: Mobile esports player named Ingrid “Sol” Oliveira Bueno da Silva was killed by a gamer named Guilherme Alves “Flashlight” Costa in São Paulo, Brazil, according to esports consultant Rod “Slasher” Breslau.
Like Breslau reported on Twitter, the two players met through the Internet. An investigation into the attack found that the murder was previously meditated “weeks before”, with Flashlight allegedly recording it and sharing it with friends. Flashlight messages indicated he was planning additional attacks, but he has since been arrested and confessed, according to EPSN.
According to a Brazilian teacher, Flashlight sent them an email titled “A Commendable Act.” In the alleged email, Flashlight promised that more attacks would occur. The email contained links to various videos and images of the attack are reportedly circulating online.
Sol was a victim of femicide. A 2018 Guardian report noted that four Brazilian women were murdered every day in 2019. Women make up just over half (50.85%) of Brazil’s population. According to the IPEA Atlas of Violence 2020, approximately 4,519 women were murdered in Brazil in 2018.
Sol was 19 years old and a member of the FBI esports organization, which competed in Call of Duty: Mobile. A spokesperson shared a statement with VPEsports about Sol as a person.
“He was an extraordinary person, whom we will remember every day that the sun rises, every day that sunlight touches our body, every time we look at the sun, we will remember her.”