A Chinese gamer in Lu’an, Anhui province was rushed to a local hospital on Wednesday when he collapsed inside an Internet cafe and started spitting out blood after playing online for 9 hours straight.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the incoherent man sprawled out on the floor and coughing up blood.
He had been playing a game with his friends and did not want to stop despite his condition.
“Quick help me back up, we’re about to win!” he told the officers when the ambulance arrived, according to Shanghaiist.
But instead the man was sent to the hospital where he was treated and released in good condition.
Spitting out blood is never a good sign, but this is child’s play compared to a 19-year-old gamer in Hangzhou who was found unconscious behind a bush near some train tracks with infected and bleeding feet following a 6-day gaming binge.
One gamer back in 2013 wasn’t so lucky.
Twenty-one-year-old Xiao Jun from Guangxi, who was sleep-deprived, had a congenital heart condition and deep vein thrombosis, died at an Internet cafe after a 40-hour multiplayer online gaming session, TechnoBuffalo reported.
Earlier in February, China’s government proposed a law that would ban children under 18 from playing video games between midnight and 8 a.m.