Chuang had rented a private room in the café and began his gaming spree on July 13. He played for two days straight without eating. On the morning of July 15, a café attendant came in to check on him and reported that he “stood up, took a few steps, and then collapsed.”
Soon after he arrived to the hospital he was reported dead. A thorough autopsy is being done to find the exact cause of his death, but authorities believe it was due to a blood clot from sitting down for so long.
After hearing the terrifying news, Blizzard went on to state, “We’re saddened to hear this news, and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. We don’t feel it would be appropriate for us to comment further without knowing all of the circumstances involved. While we recognise that it’s ultimately up to each individual or their parent or guardian to determine playing habits, we feel that moderation is clearly important, and that a person’s day-to-day life should take precedence over any form of entertainment.”
If you’re going to game for hours on end, please remember to take a break, people! No one should have to lose a son, brother, or best friend because of a game.
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