Franklin “Blitzzfrank” Dillich
I lost a friend today.
We lost a friend today.
Franklin Dillich was a soul of great passion, he believed in games in a way few do anymore. He believed in their power to unite us, to create narratives between people of unrelated backgrounds, to bring players from around the world together. Not only to find shiny Pokemon or cheer on their favorite team, but to do things for their communities, for other players.
He believed that everyone, players and non-players alike, could engage around something, League or otherwise, and come to a mutual understanding not only about what good gaming can do, but it’s place in this increasingly interwoven culture of ours.
For all their toxicity and bluster, games like League, Starcraft, WoW, Magic, and so on transcend the barriers commonly thought to separate us. They are a language unto themselves that anyone can communicate with.
That he is gone, means the world is a darker place.
Rest in Peace, Frank. You will be sorely missed.