Stranded Pro Gamer Criticized For Using Airport's Electricity

Illustration for article titled Stranded Pro Gamer Criticized For Using Airports Electricity
Screenshot: lllmokelll
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Earlier this week, a typhoon hit Japan. According to reports, nearly seventeen thousand people were stranded at Narita Airport, outside Tokyo. Flights were canceled, and it was difficult to get trains and taxis. Pro fighting game player Naoki “Moke” Nakayama was among those who were stuck. 

Advertisement

Travelers had to wait overnight for the trains to run. The airport passed out crackers, water, and sleeping bags, reports Mainichi. 

To past the time, he played games with others. Innocent enough, right? Well... Moke started getting criticized for using the airport’s electricity without permission and for blocking a fire extinguisher. He was called out for setting a bad example as a pro gamer.

Advertisement

The criticism was so severe that he even issued an apology for using the airport’s electricity without permission and for blocking the fire extinguisher.

Moke even sent an apology to the airport and added that, as a professional gamer, he will think more about his actions. 

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

Diversionist
Diversionist

The nerve of some people: