League of Legends is an unbelievably good free-to-play game. It is currently, hands down, my favorite game. I would easily sacrifice another man to appease to Gods at Riot Games in order to keep this game alive and well. Apparently I won’t have to do that anymore for Chen Rong-Yu of Taipei, was found dead after about 10 hours of hardcore, no limits, balls to the wall League of Legends. That is the EXACT way I want to go out.
Now, I don’t mean to make light of his death. The only reason this even popped out to us is that the 23-year-old kid had been dead TEN HOURS. Apparently this kid purchased a 23-hour gaming pass, played for ten hours, died, remained dead for ten more hours and was then found dead only after the Cafe decided to get up and tell him that his 23-hour gaming pass had expired (and also his life). Math is hard. But, as I see it, that only equals twenty hours of monitored time for him. They say the cause of death was cardiac arrest which makes perfect sense because, if he is like me, he probably spent that mystery 3-hour gap violently raging in a room by himself while his blood pressure shot through the roof because solo queue is the worst thing in the entire world. STOP FOCUSING THE TAN-. No. This isn’t the time.
For anyone who sits there thinking , “Mehhh! He played video games for 10 hours. Clearly he was fat and unhealthy! Of course he died! MEHHHH!” screw off. I play this game religiously and I’m in very good health. Even so, if you were to check my Raptr account (that I recently stopped using because it was embarrassing) you would see it’s full of posts saying things like “Laffz just came up for air from a crazy session of League of Legends (PC).” because I just crushed 6-7 straight hours LoL. This game is addicting. Maybe even on par with the likes of “World Of Warcraft“. Some of you may say “BAWWW that’s horrible they let him sit there dead!” but the fact is, gamers don’t give a fuck. Cafes will let you buy game time and you can game, sleep, eat, drink, not shower and just do whatever the hell you damn well please until your time runs out. Some people probably walked by him thinking he was a LoL hero who pushes mid hard before he passes out from exhaustion. Others probably just didn’t give a fuck because they had minions to slay, raid bosses to fight, loot to be won or even farms to be watered and there’s no way in hell a gamer is going to stop to check on a stranger in that scenario.
The main thing I hope for here is that nobody reported him AFK. Another clear example of why reporting is for sissies (especially if it’s for language. Pussies). Be careful with doing that, guys. Sure, you’re down a man. Of course now the games is most likely unwinnable and you’re about to waste at least 20 minutes of your life doing nothing but soaking in the feeling of defeat. Obviously now you’re about to get reported yourself for language as you scream blindly at other players for absolutely nothing because you have no idea what else to do with yourself until the surrender vote. I get that. I do it all the time. But next time, just think. That AFK player may just be dead. And you’re going to report him? Well that’s just fucked up.