A GAMING fanatic plunged to his death while playing online with friends after climbing on to a balcony to get a better signal.
Student Pattanadej Homhuan, 21, was staying at a hotel in Bangkok before a gaming tournament.
He was taking part in a Realm of Valor (RoV) game with friends when he complained on the chat function that his smartphone reception was poor.
Friends said he clambered on to the fourth-floor room’s narrow balcony at about 1am on Wednesday. But they only noticed something was wrong when his on-screen character had not moved for several minutes.
They went to his room and looked out of the window at the Hip Bangkok hotel and saw a security guard standing over a body below.
The student was pronounced dead at the scene.