Counter-Strike Player Gets Knifed in the Head

Gamers online faced with a potential cheater in the midst are an irate bunch. Those who are found of cheating are sometimes banned from the server, but always flamed by others playing the same game. Unfortunately, things took a very nasty turn in a Chinese internet café which resulted in a boy getting a knife stabbed through his skull.

It happened in China’s northern province of Jilin, inside a net café that does not require the regulated identification cards for those to play. In a group playing Counter-Strike over the LAN, one 17-year-old boy was fingered for using a "wall hack" cheat that obviously angered the other players.

A fight broke outside the internet café, where the 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the head with a 30cm blade that made it through the width of the skull.

Astonishingly, the boy remained conscious of what was happening as he was being rushed off to the hospital. After 10 hours of surgery, doctors were able to remove the blade but are still concerned over bacteria and rust particles that may have found their way into the brain.

Doctors say that the 17-year-old boy was lucky that the knife did not damage the intracranial blood vessels, though they are still unsure as what the long-term prognosis is.

Pictures from Kotaku and story from Sohu (translated).

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  • greenskye
    btw how good is a warning about graphic imagery that's on the same page as said graphic images that are in full view? Not that I minded, but others might.

    On topic, I don't think I'll be playing games in any internet cafes soon. Not that their are many in the US anyway.
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  • rockstone1
    WARNING: Graphic images contained in this article. This is not for the faint of heart! on the same page?!
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  • tamick88
    New version of punk buster already huh? lol
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  • yannifb
    seriously?
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  • sandypants
    zomfg
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  • greenskye
    btw how good is a warning about graphic imagery that's on the same page as said graphic images that are in full view? Not that I minded, but others might.

    On topic, I don't think I'll be playing games in any internet cafes soon. Not that their are many in the US anyway.
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