Man dies after 50-hour gaming marathon

Heart failure stemming from exhaustion claims life of South Korean gamer

A 28-year-old South Korean man who began a marathon online gaming session August 3 died just after 50 hours of nearly nonstop gaming, according to a Reuters report. Identified by authorities only by his surname of Lee, the man only left his online battle simulation games to go to the bathroom and to take short naps on a makeshift bed. Lee had apparently quit his job recently to play more games. The cause of death was presumed to be heart failure stemming from exhaustion. The event is sadly reminiscent of previous gaming marathon deaths in South Korea and Taiwan.

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ajmrowland1
ajmrowland1

Please check with your doctor before attempting anything for 50 hours straight. 

IJONOI
IJONOI

A new definition of hardcore gamers.

I salute you.

iBuSHiDo
iBuSHiDo

He must have been completely mentally and emotionally healthy, and thus the only problem here must have been the video games.

ElectronicPest
ElectronicPest

...."shudders" thats not funny simba dude its disturbing like you

Bansheesdie
Bansheesdie

wicked, except for the diying part thats quite an acheivment.

CRIMZNQUASAR
CRIMZNQUASAR

SO U QUIT UR JOB TO PLAY MORE GAMES.....MAYBE HE DIDNT TAKE ANY BREAKS CUZ HE HAD NO MORE MONEY TO BUY ANYTHING...THATS A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE

Simba_Dude
Simba_Dude

man this is funny XD I can understand people that can play 14 hours striaght because me and my friends do it like twice a year when we get a game we have been waiting for like 3 years. But someone playing a game to death is frickin funny XD

aggelet
aggelet

i agree they take their games to serioulsy i mean a vast amount of ppl play lots of hours but when u past the point of u play the game but the game plays u and ya RL its ridiculous

_solidsnake_2
_solidsnake_2

i mean thats ridiculous. those south koreans take their games too seriously.

diablobasher
diablobasher

I dont get it, ive played for longer :\ although i did break to eat, and for the bathroom. Still, what a way to go XD

Da_Nameless_One
Da_Nameless_One

I guess if there was any sort of olympics for this South Coreia woul take 1

Bruin4ev3r1520
Bruin4ev3r1520

holy crap. i would never be able to play that long

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

Gaming to the Extreme. WOW!!! (no pun intended)