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The '''Burvixese''' were a civilization of turtle-like aliens who once lived on a swampy world of [[Arcturus I]]. They were a benevolent and wise race who, instead of traveling between stars, talked with other races via [[HyperWave Broadcaster|HyperWave]] in the safety of their own homes.  
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[[Cruiser|_PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
  
They were in contact with many neighbouring civilizations, including the friendly [[Gg]], the enlightened [[Utwig]] and, unfortunately, the vile [[Druuge]].
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Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
  
The Gg had been following the attacks of a murderous race known as the [[Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah]] and, to their horror, noticed that the Kohr-Ah were closing in on them, apparently following the trail of their Hyperwave transmissions.  Before their end came, the Gg warned the Burvixese of the danger, and the Burvixese in turn warned their closest neighbours, the Druuge, whom the Kohr-Ah had already noticed.
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Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
  
But the Druuge did a truly evil deed to ensure the salvation of their own wretched civilization: immediately, they shut down all their hyperwave transmitters and sent their fastest ships to the moon of the Burvixese homeworld. There they planted a powerful [[Burvixese HyperWave Broadcaster|Hyperwave 'caster]]. The Kohr-Ah turned their interest from the Druuge to the homeworld of the Burvixese, who were eradicated in three days of orbital bombardment.  
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Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
  
The arrival of the [[Ur-Quan Kzer-Za]] into the same area of space prompted the immediate resumption of the [[Doctrinal War]], and the Druuge, having brought about this ghastly second-hand genocide, were forgotten by the Kohr-Ah in what followed.  
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Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
  
[[Category:Races]]
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Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
[[Category:Burvixese]]
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NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
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While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
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 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.]][[Cruiser|_PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.]][[Cruiser|_PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.]][[Cruiser|_PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.]][[Cruiser|_PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.]][[Cruiser|_PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported.
 +
 
 +
Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported.
 +
 
 +
Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
 +
 
 +
Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds.
 +
 
 +
NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
 +
 
 +
While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of.
 +
 
 +
At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week.
 +
 
 +
In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player.
 +
 
 +
Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.
 +
 
 +
Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.
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Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.]]

Revision as of 22:50, 25 July 2007

_PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen._PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen._PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen._PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen._PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen._PoPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.namorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sPonamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.Ponamorenko and Kirill took things outside, and after the two came to blows, Blyoskin, a student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a friend of Kirill's, tried to calm Ponamorenko down, Tatarinova said. Accounts differ as to what happened next. Some witnesses say Ponamorenko punched Blyoskin, who played Lineage II under the nickname "Sverkh," and that the student fell and hit his head on the asphalt, Rossia television reported. Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground. Ponamorenko was detained by police at the scene, she said. Blyoskin was subsequently hospitalized and died four days later as a result of his injuries, Tatarinova said. Blyoskin was buried at Moscow's Domodedovskoye cemetery Jan. 19, the student news portal Studencheskaya Pravda reported. Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said. Lineage II is an extremely popular game worldwide in the genre known as MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in which players interact with one another in virtual worlds. NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide. While there have been few widely known incidents of violence by Russian gamers connected, if only tangentially, to their online passion, they are not unheard of. At the 2003 World Cyber Games in South Korea, the Russian Counter-Strike team scrapped with the French team at the hotel where they were both staying, Profil reported this week. In one of the more bizarre crime stories related to online gaming, a Chinese gamer was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after stabbing to death a rival "Legend of Mir 3" player. Chinese media reported that the attacker, Qiu Chengwei, stabbed Zhu Caoyun in the chest several times because Zhu had sold their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.old their "dragon saber," a virtual weapon the two had shared, to a third player for $870. Before killing Zhu, Caoyun tried to file a theft report, but police told him the dragon saber was not actual property and therefore could not be stolen.