There never been any doubt, in my mind at least, that gamers are much more competitive in Asia then they are in the states, generally speaking. Korea, for instance, is home to televised Starcraft matches and the first ever rehab center for video game addiction. Well, if there was any doubt before, an incident in the Jilin province of China pretty much seals the deal: After accusing a competitor of cheating during a public match at an internet cafe, a teen picked up a knife and stabbed another 17-year old boy in the head. From the X-Ray above, we can see that the knife through the boy’s skull and brain, almost coming through on the other side.
As horrifying as the incident is, it set the stage for an absolute miracle. Despite the knife going all the way through the victims head, surgeons managed to remove the knife AND keep the boy alive. According to the surgeon, the boy was incredibly lucky, as the blade missed all major arteries and the section of his brain that effects motor function, making his chances of being able to walk very good.
What did we learn? Don’t play at an internet cafe if you’re going to cheat.