Player Unknown’s Battleground, most known as PUBG, is one of the top battle royale games out there. The game is played by millions of players every month and is a direct competitor of Fortnite. The game offers such amazing gameplay that almost every other player gets addicted to it. However, it seems like this very addiction ended up taking the life of a 16-year-old boy.
Teenager Dies Because of PUBG
Recently, it was reported that Furqan Qureshi, a teenager who was settled in India’s Madya Pradesh, died because of PUBG. According to his parents, the latter died because of a cardiac arrest after he played PUBG for six hours straight. The incident took place at Neemuch, where he and his family arrived to attend a wedding.
What Basically Happened
According to Furqan’s family, the latter was a swimmer and hence had a healthy heart. The 16-year-old boy started playing PUBG at around 7 PM, shortly after lunch. After around six hours, he collapsed on his bed all the sudden. Furqan’s sister claimed that he was continuously shouting in the game before collapsing and he even complained about a headache. Shortly before collapsing, Furqan shouted at one of his teammates: “Ayan, you got me killed and made me lose the game. I won’t play with you again.” This basically indicates that the teenager got furious during his last game.
The doctor who attended on Furqan claimed that the cardiac arrest was possibly caused by a sudden deep shock. As the teenager was playing the game for six straight hours, it is possible that his heart rate got increased at some point. Furqan’s father even told the media that even though they asked him to stop playing the game for long hours, he continued playing it on his phone. After his death, Furqan’s brother has deleted the game from his phone as he is also addicted to the game.
PUBG’s Rough Months
PUBG had to go through some ups and downs during the past two months. The game was banned in some countries such as Iran and Nepal. According to their governments, they banned the game because the children were getting addicted to it to a great extent. Most of them were not focusing on their daily routine work and studies because of the game. Not only this, but some kids were even begging their parents for money so they could buy some skins from the in-game store.
After the game was banned, the developers claimed that they will try to introduce a system through which parents will be able to set the time limit for their children. The recent death of Furqan is going to raise some serious questions regarding the safety of the game. The teenager’s death also teaches us that we shouldn’t keep on playing a game for long hours. It’s always best to get some rest after an hour of playing.