In a shocking announcement, popular Twitch streamer Kyedae has bravely come forward to reveal that she has been diagnosed with cancer, sending shock waves throughout the gaming community and sparking an outpouring of support from fans and fellow content creators alike. For those unfamiliar with the name, Kyedae Alicia Shymko, commonly known as Kyedae, is a prominent content creator and Twitch streamer of Japanese-Canadian descent. She has gained a substantial following in the gaming community due to her exceptional skills in playing the popular first-person hero shooter game Valorant.
Kyedae is known not only for her gaming prowess, but also for her engaging personality, quick-witted commentary, and her ability to connect with her audience. As an affiliated member of the Esports organization 100 Thieves, Kyedae is widely recognized as one of the top players in the Valorant community. Interestingly, Kyedae is also engaged to TenZ, real name Tyson Ngo, a professional Valorant player, and their shared passion for gaming has made them a power couple in the gaming world.
Kyedae announced the news of her diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia through a Tweet on March 3. Acute Myeloid Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood cells, causing abnormal white blood cells to rapidly multiply and disrupt the production of normal blood cells, resulting in various symptoms. The Twitch star also mentioned that her treatment will commence soon, which usually involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplantation. It is unclear what stage her cancer is in, but she plans to continue streaming and hopefully, she will keep her fans updated throughout her treatment.
The gaming community has come together to show its support for Kyedae, with fellow streamers, pro players, fans, and organizations sending their love and wishes for a speedy recovery. This sense of camaraderie and support is a hallmark of the gaming community, and Kyedae's battle with cancer has highlighted it once again. Prominent names in gaming, including FaZe Clan, LOUD's Saadhaak, and Minecraft superstar Sapnap, have taken to social media to express their support for Kyedae. FaZe Clan tweeted, "Sending love to you and your family, and wishing for the speediest of recoveries."
Kyedae's decision to continue streaming while undergoing cancer treatment is a testament to her admirable determination and resilience. However, to strike a healthy balance between her treatment and her streaming, the Valorant star has expressed her intention to take time off from streaming as necessary. This is a wise decision that shows her commitment to both her health and her passion for streaming. It is vital for her to rest when needed and to seek support from her loved ones during this challenging time.