A young gamer who spent three years live-streaming without much success scored a social media hit when his furious half-naked father attacked him for not getting a proper job.
The unnamed 23-year-old streamer, from Mytishchi, Russia, became a hot new topic online after a video surfaced of him even giving his father a kick in the head.
The violent family dispute was accidentally broadcast live when the gamer’s apparently drunken father burst into the room shouting and telling his son to get a proper job.
The boy was streaming his game of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, also known as CS:GO, at the time, when suddenly the old man, dressed only in underwear and a white T-shirt, popped up on screen to give his son an earful.
Apparently displeased with the fact his adult child was playing video games, the old man begins shouting at him and smacks him with a book.
At first, the lad tries not to react, but then decides to strike back and knocks the old man down.
After a short tussle, the boy manages to throw his father on the bed and tries returning to his game.
But the apparently drunk dad continues yelling, then throws the thick book at the son and hits him with it.
“Read Vysotsky [a Soviet author]”, he screams as he chucks the book at his son’s head.
That is when the 23-year-old gets back up and kicks his father in the head.
Ultimately, the mother can be seen intervening in the situation and demanding they stop the fight.
The gamer has been doing the live streams to gather enough money to be able to move out of his parent’s home, local media reported.
In the past three years of playing, he had managed to earn only RUB 27,000 (GBP 305), until the fight incident happened when he apparently earned the same amount in the space of just a few minutes.