News came from Brazil of a murder committed over a Call of Duty: Mobile game. Ingrid Oliveira Bueno da Silva, 19, was a professional gamer who dated 18-year-old Guilherme Alves Costa, who later killed her.
One day the couple decided to play Call of Duty: Mobile in multiplayer, while they played for different teams. During the scandal, Guilherme Alves Costa stabbed Ingrid Oliveira Bueno da Silva with a knife several times, after which he confessed to the crime in a video that he recorded on his smartphone and shared it in WhatsApp group chats, including in his clan’s chat. He also shared photos of the victim before leaving the crime scene.
Later, an 18-year-old boy surrendered to law enforcement after representatives of his clan notified the authorities. The killer insists that his mental health is “completely fine” and that he “wanted to do it.”
However, the mental state of the accused has yet to be determined. This behavior cannot be understood or justified. Some time ago it became known that 20-year-old French player Julien Barreaux pursued his rival for seven months and killed him due to the murder of a virtual character in the game Counter-Strike. In 2018, two professional gamers were killed by a rival after losing an esports tournament in Florida. After what he had done, he shot himself.