Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Teen Dies After Playing DotA for 22 Days Straight

A 17-year-old teenager meets tragic death after playing DotA (Defense of the Ancients) 22 days in a row in the town of Uchaly in southern Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan.
17-year-old teen only known as Rustam dies after playing DotA non-stop for 22 days
The young man who was only known as Rustam had a broken leg and was bored at home, decided to conquer it by playing the popular computer game Defense of the Ancients.

According to sources, the 17-year-old teen was playing the said game for almost continuously, and only taking a break when it’s time to take nap and eat.

Local investigators said that he spends more than 2,000 hours playing the game in the last year-and-a-half. So it means he played around six-and-a-half hours a day since last year.
Reaching out his maximum limit of exhaustion with over 22 days of non-stop sessions leaded him to his sudden death. What’s worst is he reportedly saw his character die on screen before he passed away at his room.

Doctors believe that Rustam may have died from second class syndrome, thrombosis from not moving around, as on a cramped long haul flight.
DotA Player Rustam dies playing the game for 22 days straight
Medical expert Azat Hafizov explained what could have happened:
People can suffer from such problems during long flights when they are forced to sit. The boy presumably died from a thrombosis. They are appearing in 50 percent of cases when people have fractures.
Meanwhile Psychologist Rustam Kalimullin said:
Problems with video games become bigger if parents do not take enough care of children.

It does not have to be that parents drink or take drugs, but simply do not pay enough attention to children. In those cases children escape from problems into virtual worlds.
For those who lived under the rock, Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a popular multi-player online battle arena model for the video game Warcraft III. It involves units known as heroes and fighters and has featured in worldwide tournaments.