By Nadia Noir
An Arizona gamer girl (and her gamer roommate) got robbed at gunpoint while playing the game Dota 2. The 28-year-old was online and using her webcam when armed robbers came into her Tempe home and told her to get down on the floor. Meanwhile, the game kept repeating creepy things in a monotone voice like “Your bottom tower is under siege…This is genocide.”
Sajedene (real name Nikki Elise) uses a webcam so that viewers around the world can watch her play. Through a streaming site called Twitch, fans of Sajedene were able to see her get robbed live and luckily some of her fans knew enough about where she lived to call the appropriate law enforcement. Although, we did hear one of her teammates say: “I’ll call the police as soon as the game is over.”
“At that point, gamers from around the world were watching the home invasion occur while trying to contact the corresponding law enforcement agency,’ said Tempe Lt. Michael Pooley via Daily Mail.
Watch a shortened version of what happened below:
One suspect was apprehended but the other is still at large and may be armed and dangerous.
@TempePoliceFire officers breaking down the scene and will be clearing out. 1 suspect in custody one still outstanding. Call 911 w/ info
— Michael Pooley (@SgtMikePooley) June 9, 2014
In a statement via her Facebook, Sajedene thanked her fans for their “love and support.”
It means the world that we (and both cats) are okay. It was a very scary situation to be in – especially knowing we were not the originally intended target, and how much worse it could have been if it were not for our friends from around the world who acted quickly to get the police involved. A big thank you especially to Ace, Neil, Spawn, CyborgMatt, and anyone else I may have regretfully missed who acted quickly – especially since our own neighbors DID NOT call anyone. We owe you our love and gratitude and life.”
Sajedene apparently had a lot of guns, which the perpetrator snagged so he should be easily traced. The gamer girl continued:
“Sometimes, the risk of having such a public, out there life creates various speculations and theories and opinions, too much and sometimes too painful to address individually, but on the bright side, I don’t know where I would be if I wasn’t doing what I was doing to have you come to our aid when the people who lived much closer were not able to do the same. I can not thank you all enough.”
Watch the whole thing go down here. It’s pretty surreal. Maybe if Sajedene had her orb things would have gone much differently.