The Texas Pokkén Tournament community recently lost one of its brightest stars, Daniel “ONBS” Jimenez, to suicide. ONBS was a young and skilled Braixen/Scizor player, who notably placed 13th in the incredibly-stacked last chance qualifier at Pokkén Worlds 2017. He out-played and out-paced 117 other players at the LCQ, including many international talents from Japan and Europe.
As someone that has personally met and played against ONBS, I can attest to the incredible intelligence and skill he possessed. Our scene, and every scene and community that could have had him, is weaker now from his absence.
To celebrate the life and memory of ONBS, the TX scene will be holding a free-to-enter charity tournament and stream at the Alamo Battlegrounds — home of the TX Pokkén community’s monthly. All proceeds and donations from tthe event will go towards Garland Pawsibilities, a non-profit animal shelter, where ONBS volunteered as a dog walker. If you would like to donate, please do so here through this link: http://www.garlandpawsibilities.org/Garland_Paws_Donations.html
We wish strength to the Jimenez family through these trying times. The Pokkén community loves you, and we will help each other through this.
The National Suicide Prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255. If someone you know or love is thinking about suicide, please talk to them.