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Surprising Realities Of South Korea's Gaming Crazy Culture

No country on the planet takes gaming as seriously as South Korea, where video game addiction has become so bad the government was forced to institute gaming laws to save the lives of their young gamers.

Gamers in South Korea are dropping out of school to game 18 hours a day, injuring themselves by playing so often they require surgery and some have even gamed themselves to death.

So it's understandable for the South Korean government to step in and institute shutdown laws (no teen gaming between midnight and 6 a.m.) and such, but the laws aren't working because they all want to go pro.

Professional gamers often live in sponsored grid-houses, where rent, food and maid services are covered by their financial backers, and for many making a living playing video games seems like a dream come true.

But the reality is they're putting their health and physical well-being at risk to be part of a corrupt system that doesn't care whether pro players end up permanently damaged by the process.

Read 5 Surprising Realities Of South Korea's Intense Gaming Culture here


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