Mother And Son Might Be Dead After League Of Legends Argument

Mother and Son Might Be Dead after League of Legends Argument

According to reports out of China, a mother and her son are presumed drowned after a fight over online game League of Legends. Well-known Chinese sites like Sina and NetEase are reporting an argument erupted in Guangyuan, Sichuan, when a mother discovered that her 16-year-old son went to a net cafe instead of coming home after his school let him out for a holiday break.

As GamesInAsia notes, minors are not supposed to be in net cafes, which are ages 18 and up.

Chinese news reports sometimes seem to dramatise stories — especially ones with a strong moral bent. Sometimes stories appear to be complete fabrications.

According to Sina (via GamesInAsia), the mother yelled, "You go online and I can't control you, so I'll just go die!" NetEase (also via GamesInAsia) quotes her as saying, "You're playing online games; I didn't teach you well, I can't live with myself, so I'll just go jump in the river."

However, GamesInAsia notes that both Sina and NetEase could be paraphrasing, though the quotes are presented as if they are word for word.

The mother phoned her husband (pictured above) when she and the son ended up on the banks of the Jialing river. The mother apparently took a few steps in and was supposedly caught by an undercurrent and swept away. Unfortunately, her son wasn't able to save her.

When the father arrived, people watching told him that his wife had jumped in. He got angry at his son, kicking him and saying (via GamesInAsia), "You had to go online, you had to play games!" The son, it seems, then jumped into the rushing water.

According to Chinese reports, both the mother and the son have been missing since April 4, and their bodies haven't been recovered. If this sad story is true, it's believed the two drowned.

网吧拽出儿子 娘俩相继投江 [Sina] 儿子流连网吧沉迷英雄联盟 劝阻无效母子相继投江 [NetEase] Chinese mother, son presumed drowned after argument over League of Legends [GamesInAsia]


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    It is just a game....my parents let me play quake and cs every night when i was younger and i still did well in school. I now got a uni and master degree...The way I see games is that either you spend your free time in front of a pc or in the street using drugs

      Can't tell if you're a fuckhead or you're trolling. Well played.

    I guess suicide runs in the family *badumb-tiss*

      You made me login to upvote that. God, I have a shocking sense of humor..

    Wow great article dude. Always good to read "so if this is true". In a published forum. Great research there!

      Bashcraft could make a great career with the Daily Mail

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