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Teen PUBG Player Suffers Stroke From Excessive Gaming

Is PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds dangerous IRL, or is it addicted players’ behavior that’s life-threatening? India’s gaming world is abuzz with the news of a 19-year-old student in Hyderabad who recently suffered a stroke after hours of playing. He has since recovered, but doctors claim the teen’s excessive gaming caused thrombosis, or a brain blood clot, in part because he skipped meals in order to play.

Is there really a connection? Another PUBG-obsessed teen suffered a fatal heart attack in June after playing for six hours straight, and the World Health Organization recently declared gaming disorders a disease deserving further research.

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