Eli is a young adult man that was traveling with his girlfriend River to Chernarus on the 5th. Eli was a nurse practitioner for a small family clinic in the US. On the side, he ran a martial arts school that his father had passed down to him when he passed 10 years before. Eli was to attend a Martial arts tournament held in Berezino on the 12th of July, while his girlfriend was on a business trip in Novaya Petrovka. They had plans to meet back up in Elektrozavodsk afterward. Eli had seen little news about the of what was happening in the north while he was preparing for the tournament that was fastly coming up. He had no way of contacting River because he had broken his phone while sparring with a fellow competitor for the tournament. It was on the 11th that Eli's world began to change. He was walking back to the studio he was staying at when he passed by a crowd causing a lot of commotion. Upon inquiry, he learned what was going on in the North and began to panic. He asked someone from the crowd if he could borrow a phone to call River. Eli called several times to River and the place she was working at, but they all went to voicemail. Fearing for the worst Eli decided to go find River himself.