The teenager reportedly didn’t eat for two days, and was found by an employee on Sunday morning slumped over a table. After being woken, “he stood, took a few steps and then collapsed“. The teenager was transported to the hospital, he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
The deceased had been playing the latest installment of the role-playing game developed by US-based Activision Blizzard Inc.
This is the second death in Taiwan from playing a video game this year.
In February, a man in New Taipei was found dead, slumped in a chair facing a computer with his arms still reaching out for the keyboard after playing for 23 hours. The cause of death was reported as cardiac arrest.