A man died after playing games in an Internet café in Taiwan for three days without a break. Doctors say it was over-exhaustion from an intense gaming binge, local media reported in Taiwan.
The incident happened in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan, when a man identified as Hsieh was found slumped motionless in his chair, the Taipei Times reported. The death occurred last week, but reports emerged in local press only Friday.
Other customers, who were also on an extended gaming binge, thought he was just sleeping after three days of non-stop gaming. But then an employee at the café came to realize the man was not breathing. The 32-year-old was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Hsieh was a regular customer here and always played for consecutive days. When tired, he would sleep face-down on the table or doze off slumped in his chair. That is why we were not aware of his condition in the beginning,” the café attendant told reporters.