David "Allied" Hance was a professional Smite player for teams including Cognitive, Complexity, and Team EnvyUs before retiring in early 2016 and becoming a caster for Hi-Rez Studios. Shortly after that, however, he was diagnosed with cancer; he was declared free of the disease in February of this year and briefly returned to playing Smite. But the cancer soon returned, and he died in May at the far-too-young age of 25.
Allied was also a well-known and respected member and booster of the Smite community, and so to mark his passing and pay tribute to his life and contributions to the game, Hi-Rez has erected a monument to Allied in Smite's Conquest map.
Hi-Rez also made and posted a very nice tribute video, describing Allied as "a friend to the entire Smite community"—a genuinely sweet tribute to someone who obviously had a very positive impact on players and fans alike.
A look back at a friend to the entire SMITE community; David "Allied" Hance. pic.twitter.com/dsw7O57K5UJuly 13, 2017