A Canadian high schooler playing Warcraft III gloated a little too much over a recent victory, and his opponents found that so unsporting they decided to do something even more unsporting: track him down at lunch and beat his arse.
That's according to Vancouver authorities, who said the high schooler was confronted at lunch by four or five other guys, forced to kiss their feet, and then was beaten with batons, sustaining broken fingers.
Seriously? Kiss their feet? That's like something out of My Bodyguard. I guess Canadians don't have cops in the lunchrooms like American kids do.
"I guess some people take these things exceptionally seriously," Vancouver police Const. Lindsey Houghton said, according to The Vancouver Sun. "It's something that is exceptionally rare, given the number of people who play video games. Most people can separate reality from online fiction."
No word if the assailants were charged with anything, but I'm guessing "breaking fingers with intent to jam up arse," might be on the rap sheet.
Video Game Battle Leads To Assault Of Hamber Secondary Student [Vancouver Sun via Hot Blooded Gaming]