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A message from Jason's brother on skype:

 


Hi chandler, it is zigzags brother here the one that ws playing on the nick OGKUSH , i wasnt sure who i should message but unfortunately Jason/Jonathan has passed away he was involved in a car accident where some absolute arsehole in a stolen car has caused him to lose his life... RA2 and YR were a huge huge part of his life could you tell the community and the people who he knew online? im not overly sure on what forum he was active on or whathe did after xwis but my email address is
 

if there was any tribute or anything or anything wrote could you email me, thanks very much, callum

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really sad, cant say anything about him personally but in terms of this game; he seemed really devoted and thus will be a big miss to this community.

RIP Jason.

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Just seen this on Facebook. I played yuri with him since 2005 and  he was one of the people I grew up playing this game with. He taught me a lot when I first started playing, and I have  a lot of fun memories  and stories with him on this game and just talking in general. Was a really good guy sad to see him go, RIP brother 

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My condolence to his family

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this is really a Sad news to hear.
Ziggy was always helpful to every1 in his own way i enjoyed playing with him he was a good Guy it's a big loss to the community may u R.I.P Bro

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Just saw post from his family on facebook :( 

he was a really good guy and very helpful .

was a great player and i very enjoyed knowing such player and person.

R.I.P

:'( 

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oh fucking wow man, i'm so lost for words......a truly great friend from ra2. i'm fucking sad for real man

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a great loss to the game and to ranked games. ive played with him since 2007 on xwis. RIP man, enjoyed our wind ups.

fucking harsh way to go out.

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Feel sorry for his family.

Thanks to him & T99 I can eat Yuri players for breakfast. :)

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Wasn't too sure what to say when I found out but yeah...

 

The things I remember about Jason mostly is probably the banter.  The amount of times he mocked me for being English and similarly me mocking him for being Scottish - good times!  If you think about it... like many of the people here I've played a scary amount of games with him, certainly in the hundreds and god knows how much playing time that works out as.  He was always very competitive and we'd often ruin each other's chances of getting a decent rank on the ladder.

Not to mention all the time he was an XWIS admin and a CNCnet staff member for a very long time, keeping this game going one way or another (maybe someone who has been around a bit longer in the admin scene can answer that one ( @Grant? )).

Someone mentioned doing something to remember him on Discord.  A tournament was suggested, but those haven't worked out so well recently... so maybe just pick a Scottish themed qm name for next month (open to ideas).

 

 

Regardless, condolences for his family.

 

 

 

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Oh my God. This is just awful for the community.

Zig was a huge part of the community and was completely instrumental in helping us through CNCNet Ladder's renovation. He was the leader in the map movement here for the ladder and continually updated the map list for the QM feature every month. He had a great knowledge of the games history and ladder systems. He truly made it a better place to play. 

He always put his money where his mouth was as an old XWIS admin and a leader in the CNCNet QM community he was always helping behind the scenes... far more than he ever needed to.

As for me, we've been playing since Zig was new to the game in some 2005 or even earlier. I think his nickname was ellgav3 or something, but don't quote me on that one. The point is, this internet friend has been around me for over 13+ years.

This announcement really shook me last night. Zig was incredibly passionate about the games and was willing to make friends with everyone. Such a huge loss for our community. 

 

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RIP Jason, really nice guy and a pillar in the community. I will keep my nick in our 2v2 xwis clan!

 

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1 hour ago, XXxPrePxX said:

Zig was a huge part of the community and was completely instrumental in helping us through CNCNet Ladder's renovation.

 

Just exactly how do you renovate an alpha release ladder?

 

1 hour ago, XXxPrePxX said:

 He was the leader in the map movement here for the ladder and continually updated the map list for the QM feature every month. He had a great knowledge of the games history and ladder systems. He truly made it a better place to play. 

He always put his money where his mouth was as an old XWIS admin and a leader in the CNCNet QM community he was always helping behind the scenes... far more than he ever needed to.

As for me, we've been playing since Zig was new to the game in some 2005 or even earlier. I think his nickname was ellgav3 or something, but don't quote me on that one. The point is, this internet friend has been around me for over 13+ years.

This announcement really shook me last night. Zig was incredibly passionate about the games and was willing to make friends with everyone. Such a huge loss for our community. 

 

 

Well said m8.
I didn't know him since then, but I did play back then.

I still remember trolling him with my splits as "SpLiTMsTR" back in the day, we had good few chats back then.
This shit makes me feel old. :S

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Great fucking guy. I've probably known him for 15 years, really sad to hear this.

I agree we should try to do some tribute. 

 

RIP you fucking legend.

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I just played some games with him a few days back. This guy was so cool, and I was always psyched to be in the same gameroom with him. This news reminds me of when Xwis player Brett  passed away a few years back. I don't even know these guys in person, but I still feel sad just the same.

This sux

RiP Jason/ZigZag

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Fill all top 10 with ZiG nicknames...
2 days left...

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I woke up to the news this morning and it really did strike a chord with me, a real lump in the throat whilst travelling to work.  Jason was a really genuine and nice guy (and not just because he went easy on me in our games against each other), but because he had everyone's best interest at heart, both as a friend and as a player.  The very fact that he contributed to both the XWIS and CnCNet communities at the same time, despite the conflict of interest between the two sites, showed how much he truly cared about you all and the game that he loved to play and keep alive and going strong.

We've all grown up one way or another together throughout the years, playing countless matches along with throwing complete expletives at one another, and when I look back, that I joined XWIS in 2006, and we're now in 2018, time has really flown by. Playing and working with Jason or anyone throughout that time for so long, they are apart of you today, and I think that's what makes today especially as hard, as we are losing one of our own that we've known for so long. He is still with us, he lives with us in our memory, our heated games (mainly defeats for me) and the contributions he has left us behind to continue building upon.

Not many will know, but behind the scenes he gave us a good kick up the arse from time to time, keeping us inline with what was fair. I admired that about him, just being brutally honest and to the point, and always thinking of the players best interests. Being a very passionate individual who always thought about the game and the community, we've lost a massive community leader. A friend taken from us far too soon in this world.

I think speak for the CnCNet and XWIS team and communities combined, that our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends, we are all thinking of you at this very hard time.

Rest in peace Jason.

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We all been together in a group skype for years now..Zigzag,Buffalo, Mindwar,Chandler and Sero Like Chandler said...the almost daily banter going back n forth in a competitive but friendly manner..im pushed to tears sitting here still in dis-belief after only just finding out myself.My breathe feels like its been knocked out of me like i been punched in the chest..

Jonny Smith was his real name although many knew him as "jason" 

remember how short life can be folks...at the end of the day Ziggy died a human being, a son, a brother and many other titles...my heart goes out to his family and friends..RIP friend!

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If you would all help, I was thinking we could create a tribute page. It could then include any funny posts, quotes, screenshots, memorable videos or matches, pictures anything to remember him by. Additionally any messages you would like to leave on there too we can add in.  Let me know what you think.

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3 minutes ago, Grant said:

If you would all help, I was thinking we could create a tribute page. It could then include any funny posts, quotes, screenshots, memorable videos or matches, pictures anything to remember him by. Additionally any messages you would like to leave on there too we can add in.  Let me know what you think.

Thanks Grant ive got a couple tournament streams he commentated with me on

 

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