Saturday, February 4, 2012

League of Legends Gamer Dies at Internet Cafe; No One Notices

                                    photo credit: Xensin via photopin cc
A year ago this month, an employee of the Los Angeles County government died at her desk and no one noticed until the next day.

A similar fate sadly befell a League of Legends player at an Internet cafe in Taiwan on Tuesday night as per this report from Sky News:
A Taiwanese man who died while playing video games at an internet cafe was left for hours after fellow gamers failed to notice his death...[His] body had apparently been sitting there for up to nine hours without any of the 30 other people in the cafe noticing.
The 23-year-old gamer who had a history of heart problems may have died of cardiac arrest according to an initial police investigation. The NY Daily News indicates that he had paid in advance for 23 hours of web access.

League of Legends is said to have 32 million registered users around the world.

1 comment:

  1. I remember reading about this story, its a scary thought.