Brazilian gamer allegedly kills female competitor, posts bloody body video
After uploading a gruesome video of her bloodied body to social media, a Brazilian gamer has chillingly confessed to killing a female professional' Call of Duty' rival, according to reports.
Guilherme Alves Costa, 18, allegedly stabbed 19-year-old Ingrid Oliveira Bueno da Silva at her home in Sao Paulo, where she went on Monday to take part in a "Call of Duty: Mobile" competition reported by the Times of London.
"Fellow gamers raised the alarm after the grisly footage was posted by Alves Costa, who played online under the name "Flashlight" for the "Gamers Elite" team.
Alves Costa reportedly said online as he laughed, "You think it's ink or that it's edited or something, but it's not,"
I killed her for real, did I? I also have a book. I asked to share it with some people. I hope you're reading this. There are certain truths in it,' he added, according to the Mirror.
The book was a 52-page manifesto in which, the outlet reported, Alves Costa explained why he committed the alleged crime, complaining that he was tired of life, had no goals and did not get along with people.
He reportedly fled the scene, but when his brother arrived home and found the woman on the floor, the police were called.
It is reported that Alves Costa called his family to say that he would commit suicide, but according to the Mirror, his brother talked him out of it.
The Times reported that when cops arrived at his home in the suburb of Pirituba, they asked him for a motive for the crime.
"Because I wanted to," he reportedly said, later adding, "I know the gravity of the situation."
Alves Costa is said to have told investigators that, according to the Mirror, the victim had "crossed [his] path."
Bueno da Silva, whose online name was Sol, had competed for a group called Fantastic Brazil Impact professionally.
In "Call of Duty" for a group called Fantastic Brazil Impact, Bueno da Silva competed professionally.
According to The Times, "She was an extraordinary person who we will remember every day when the sun rises," the team said in a statement.
A rep from Gamers Elite told local media that the leadership of the team had never met the alleged murderer and expressed shock at the murder.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the video gaming industry has experienced a sharp increase in global sales, with billions of people spending more time in their homes and looking for distractions in lockdowns.
In Latin America, the Mercado Libre e-commerce portal reported a 200% spike in gaming-related merchandise sales last year, The Times reported.