There are those who believe that being a streamer and content creator is a simple task. However, the reality is that it is quite a heavy job that sometimes even takes people's lives. According to recent reports, a Chinese player died after intense and long streaming sessions.
The young man, identified as Li Hao, was a student from Zhengzhou who decided to become a streamer and work with the company Henan Qinyi Culture and Media Co. He was hired to upload several videos per month and fulfill a certain number of hours of streaming, but in the end things went very wrong.
Streamer died of exhaustion in China
Reports reveal that Li Hao was supposed to upload 15 videos a month and fulfill 240 hours of streaming over 26 days. The young man died, allegedly from exhaustion, after doing live streams of more than 9 hours for 5 consecutive days.
Some of his friends found him unconscious in his house a few days ago, so they transported him to a hospital. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead shortly after. It is said that the company had recently changed his schedule and put him on the night shift, which apparently impacted the young man's health.
Local media claim that Henan Qinyi Culture and Media Co. is distancing itself from the case, as their policies clarify that they only charge a commission for donations received by streamers. Therefore, it was a simple cooperation with Li Hao, who allegedly had the freedom to choose his schedules and the length of his streams.
From the company's perspective, the young man overextended himself, as he had to study in addition to working. The company stressed that it is not responsible for what happened to Li Hao and communicated that it will give compensation to his family of approximately $700 USD. Finally, the company stated that any other issues related to this case will be settled through legal channels.
We at LEVEL UP mourn the passing of Li Hao and wish the player peace in his final rest.