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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.
  
Eli Dupree, Elvish Pillager on the [http://uqm.stack.nl/forum/ UQM forums], created an extensive mod of [[The Ur-Quan Masters]] that changes all [[Super Melee]] [[ships]] and even some of its rules. The most recent version of the mod can be found [http://eli.cedarswampstudios.org/1.3.5-src.tar.gz here].  
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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.
  
==Gameplay==
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Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
As per version 1.3.5.
 
  
===Rule changes===
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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.
*14 planets at once instead of just one (half of the arena is covered with them, the other half is empty). They are destructible, having 42 hit points.
 
*10 asteroids that sometimes home randomly in one of the players, annoying him (they don't home in the AI player).
 
*30 ships per team instead of just 14.
 
*Destroyed ships keep inertia while exploding.
 
*In the full game, [[The Flagship]] moves four times faster in Super Melee and in [[HyperSpace]].
 
  
===Ship changes===
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Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
*[[Androsynth]] Guardian
 
**Primary: Dual white laser, medium range, 1 damage, fast energy consumption
 
**Secondary: [[Blazer]] mode, can be stopped at will
 
**[[Super Melee]] [[Table of ship values|cost]]: 24
 
*[[Arilou]] Wizard (former [[Skiff]])
 
**Special notes: Now has inertia
 
**Primary + Up: Confusion ray (like the [[Melnorme]] [[Trader]] one)
 
**Primary + Left: Fireball (explodes at impact or range limit, transforming into an explosion of lines that deal damage at impact)
 
**Primary + Right: Magic missile (projectile that aims in the general direction of the enemy and deals 2 damage)
 
**Secondary + Up: Safe teleport (may end up in the path of a projectile, though)
 
**Secondary + Left: Summon Demon (a wall of fire is launched from the Wizard; it replicates up to a certain point. Contact does not deal damage, but stops ships and destroys homing weapons)
 
**Secondary + Right: Renders ship invisible to homing weapons (both players may, though, see a marker at the Wizard's location)
 
**Super Melee cost: 28
 
*[[Chenjesu]] Broodhome
 
**Primary: Now is homing
 
**Secondary: Now has point defense
 
**Super Melee cost: 23
 
*[[Chmmr]] Avatar
 
**Special notes: 9 [[Avatar#Additional|ZapSats]] defending half of the ship
 
**Primary: Triple focused X-Ray laser
 
**Secondary: Faster tractor beam
 
**Super Melee cost: 39
 
*[[Druuge]] Mauler
 
**Primary: Shoots faster, pushes impacted ship backwards much more violently, has unlimited range
 
**Secondary: Unchanged
 
**Super Melee cost: 15
 
*[[Earthling]] Cruiser
 
**Primary: Faster MX missile
 
**Secondary: Faster point defense, no energy cost
 
**Super Melee cost: 38
 
*[[Ilwrath]] Avenger
 
**Special notes: Very fast. Especially adept at gravity whips.
 
**Primary: The flamethrower now shoots in five different directions
 
**Secondary: Unchanged
 
**Super Melee cost: 41
 
*[[Kohr-Ah]] Marauder
 
**Primary: Now homes in to the enemy when released (high speed)
 
**Secondary: FRIED blasts last much more and destroy planets on touch
 
**Super Melee cost: 47
 
*[[Melnorme]] Trader
 
**Primary: Starspray — a spray of random Melnorme projectiles of various sizes/colours
 
**Secondary: Now is cheaper
 
**Super Melee cost: 21
 
*[[Mmrnmhrm]] X-Form
 
**Primary: Extremely powerful quadruple laser
 
**Secondary: Change to Y-Form (whose primary is unchanged, other than massivivly increased distance)
 
**Super Melee cost: 32
 
*[[Mycon]] Podship
 
**Special notes: Automatic, faster regeneration (still costs energy, but less)
 
**Primary: Now can be held a-la-Kohr-Ah Marauder before being released (granting it speed and invincibility at the expense of homing), after which it behaves like a normal Mycon plasmoid.
 
**Secondary: Allows for faster turning, consumes energy very fast
 
**Super Melee cost: 37
 
*[[Orz]] Nemesis
 
**Special notes: An invincible Space Marine spawns with the Nemesis, attacking the enemy ship.
 
**Primary: Double bazooka
 
**Secondary: For 7 seconds the Nemesis is indestructible and damages anything it hits. Gulps all energy.
 
**Super Melee cost: 43
 
*[[Pkunk]] Fury
 
**Special notes:
 
***Slows down the game
 
***Takes only 1 point of damage from planets
 
***Now regenerates energy normally
 
**Primary: Unchanged
 
**Secondary: Does nothing.
 
**Super Melee cost: 36
 
*[[Shofixti]] Carrier
 
**Special notes:
 
***Now looks like the Vindicator
 
***Automatically regenerates crew at a medium pace (unless it has only the captain remaining on board)
 
**Primary: Tri-directional Mendokusai machine gun
 
**Secondary: Launches a Scout which explodes when the Special button is released (costs 6 crew and half the battery). The Scout destroys planets upon impact.
 
**Super Melee cost: 34
 
*[[Slylandro]] Probe
 
**Special notes: Now has inertia and normal turning
 
**Primary: Launches 8 non-homing nukes forward
 
**Secondary: Does nothing.
 
**Super Melee cost: 27
 
*[[Spathi]] Eluder
 
**Primary: Disperses a very large number of normal Spathi forward bullets. Gulps all energy.
 
**Secondary: Faster B.U.T.T. missile with a longer range that kills 3 crew
 
**Super Melee cost: 35
 
*[[Supox]] Blade
 
**Primary: Shoots with 3 invincible Glob bullets.
 
**Secondary: Moves away from the enemy (normal thrust and turn may be applied)
 
**Super Melee cost: 26
 
*[[Syreen]] Penetrator
 
**Special notes: Has an invincible ZapSat and a "mace" (which uses [[Blazer]] graphics) with inertia sticked to the ship via a purple rope. Collision with either the mace or the rope deals damage (note that they are not solid — may be passed through).
 
**Primary: Short-range laser that bends towards the enemy
 
**Secondary: Forces enemy ship to turn and thrust towards the Penetrator.
 
**Super Melee cost: 42
 
*[[Thraddash]] Torch
 
**Primary: Non-homing shot with afterburner
 
**Secondary: Homing shot with afterburner (costs more energy and reloads slower)
 
**Super Melee cost: 40
 
*[[Umgah]] Drone
 
**Primary: Instantly destroys anything it touches except Supox Glob bullets; planets are destroyed after a short delay
 
**Secondary: Unchanged
 
**Super Melee cost: 26
 
*[[Ur-Quan]] Dreadnought
 
**Primary: Returns to the ship like a homing boomerang if it doesn't hit anything, giving the Dreadnought back the energy consumed by firing; note that it still has limited lifetime
 
**Secondary: Launches 4 fighters for 1 crew; since they return as 1 crew each, they can be used for healing between battles
 
**Super Melee cost: 45
 
*[[Utwig]] Jugger
 
**Special notes: May not regenerate energy by any means; has a large stockpile of energy
 
**Primary: Extremely fast firing rate
 
**Secondary: Does not recharge the Jugger's energy
 
**Super Melee cost: 27
 
*[[VUX]] Intruder
 
**Special notes: Faster energy regeneration; always starts far from the enemy
 
**Primary: Extremely long range (may circle the arena up to three times)
 
**Secondary: Repel incoming projectiles
 
**Super Melee cost: 33
 
*[[Yehat]] Terminator
 
**Special notes: Intermittent permanent shielding
 
**Primary: Unchanged
 
**Secondary: Pulls the Terminator towards the enemy with a high speed
 
**Super Melee cost: 38
 
*[[Zoq-Fot-Pik]] Stinger
 
**Primary: Five-directional shot with a long range
 
**Secondary: Continuous tongue (no battery consumption)
 
**Super Melee cost: 16
 
  
===Bugs===
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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.
*The Arilou Wizard causes loss of synchronization in [[netplay]].
 
*Graphical glitches in the fleet selection screen (due to the large number of ships per team)
 
  
==See Also==
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NCsoft, the South Korean company that produces the game, said in November that the game had 14 million subscribers worldwide.
*[http://eli.cedarswampstudios.org The Pillager's Den]
 
*[http://uqm.stack.nl/forum/index.php?topic=3465.0 "New crazy mod" thread at the UQM forums]
 
  
[[Category:Mods]]
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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.
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
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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.
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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.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.
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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.
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Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
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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.
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Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
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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.
 +
 
 +
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.]][[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.
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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.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.
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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.
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Tatarinova, however, said Ponamorenko stomped on Blyoskin's head while he lay on the ground.
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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.
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Ponamorenko was formally charged with deadly aggravated assault Jan. 23, Tatarinova said.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.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.]]

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_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.