Jammu: Addiction to PUBG has landed a fitness trainer in Jammu’s hospital. Reportedly, the fitness trainer got addicted to playing PUBG some ten days ago and had to be admitted to the hospital after he started hitting himself on completing one round ended up injuring himself.

“The patient is unstable at the moment and has partially lost his mental balance,” the neurologist treating him said. The doctor said he had started recognising people.

“He is under observation and we have started the treatment. We are hopeful that he will be fine soon,” said the doctor.

This is the sixth such case which has been reported in the state. “These are the cases that have been examined and diagnosed after the patients were brought to the hospital but we apprehend that there might be many other such cases which were left ignored or not understood by families,” said a doctor.

According to doctors, a close watch on children must be kept especially when they prefer to sit alone and operate mobile phones for long hours. Meanwhile, locals have appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to get such life-threatening online games banned in the state and the country as well.

‘Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds'(PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves.

The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.

Game developer Tencent Games has now announced one of its biggest tournaments for the country. The PUBG Mobile India Series 2019 is the second big tournament after the ‘Campus Championship’ which was hosted last year.