|Ronald "Oni" Edwards|
|Ronnie at the Streamy Awards|
|Born|| Ronald Edwards|
March 26, 1993
|Died||July 4, 2018 (aged 25)|
|Occupation|| Internet personality|
|Years active||2011/2012 - 2013 (as host of DNSQ)|
|Ronnie Oni Edwards|
Ronald Oni "Ronnie" Edwards was a content creator for The Game Theorists and The Film Theorists. Besides editing, he hosted his own show called Digressing and Sidequesting on his channel DigressingNSQ. On July 4, 2018, Edwards committed suicide in his room. This was confirmed by a video uploaded by The Game Theorists, entitled, "Losing The Battle."
Early life and career beginnings
While in high school, Ronnie gained an interest in game mechanics and programming, and would eventually start his own web series about the subject. On December 26, 2011, Ronnie launched the first episode, or "quest", of this show Digressing and Sidequesting, with music produced by musicians lara6683 and Shigatai, and the Intro Text Fire Template provided by the Sony Vegas pro editor, RavenProDesign. The episode was aired on his currently inactive personal channel, DigressingNSQ. Nine episodes were uploaded to his channel.
During late 2011, Ronnie came across Daniel Floyd and James Portnow, the voice and writer of the popular web show Extra Credits, and interviewed them via podcast. After interviews, Ronnie acquired a taste for filmmaking, and began a series of internet podcasts titled Random Internet Encounters, where he would interview Internet icons. Ronnie uploaded the podcasts of Daniel and James as the first two episodes on its own website as downloadables.
Ronnie found MatPat's new show Game Theory sometime after its seventh episode, and after getting into contact with him, Ronnie interviewed MatPat for Random Internet Encounters's fourth episode. Following the interview, MatPat offered a spot on The Game Theorists. Ronnie accepted and moved his show onto MatPat's channel. The first episode of his show uploaded to The Game Theorists was Hit Points and Health Bars on August 30, 2012. Due to the boost in popularity his show received, he continued to work on his show for eight more episodes before it was temporarily canceled.
E3 Controversy & Death
On Saturday, June 16th, 2018, Reddit user Valderami wrote a story about Edwards being rude to them while working at the Kingdom Hearts booth during E3 2018. Valderami stated Ronnie "twisted our words, and flat out insulted us and treated us like we were idiots." The accusations were later made popular in a video.
Less than an hour after the allegations were made, MatPat declared that Edwards would face consequences and that "no one who disrespects others or carries an air of entitlement gets to attend in association with us." Ronnie denied that there was any truth to these allegations.
On July 4, 2018, Ronnie was found to have passed away. The LAPD coroner report stated that his body had severe injuries and trauma when it was found. Matt and Stephanie learned of this two days later when they tried to visit him to discuss a project. Initially, Matt and the rest of the team opted to not publicize his death without permission from his family. However, they were unable to make contact, and Ronnie's coroner report began circulating online . In response, Matt uploaded a video confirming the death rumors and explaining the situation, which he further elaborated on in a Reddit post.
- Ronnie's favorite game in The Legend of Zelda series was the original.
- The first Game Theory that Ronnie edited was How Much Is Minecraft's Diamond Armor Worth?
- ↑ https://www.reddit.com/r/GameTheorists/comments/8rhxsh/i_was_working_one_of_the_booths_at_e3_this_year/
- ↑ https://youtu.be/hHIBbjUeE0Q
- ↑ https://www.reddit.com/r/GameTheorists/comments/8rhxsh/i_was_working_one_of_the_booths_at_e3_this_year/e0rhnt7/?context=3
- ↑ https://www.reddit.com/r/GameTheorists/comments/8vbu1s/ronnies_response/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fmec.lacounty.gov%2Fwps%2Fportal%2Fmec%2Fmain%2Fhome%2Fcaseinformation%2Fcasedetail%3FCaseNum%3D2018-05074&src=typd