Gamer Admits to Killing His Rival in Chilling WhatsApp Video Confession

A top female gamer was killed in a brutal attack by a rival competitor in Brazil on Monday.

Ingrid Oliveira Bueno da Silva, 19, was reportedly stabbed to death by 18-year-old Guilherme Alves Costa after the pair met up to play Call of Duty.

Alves Costa, known by his online moniker 'Flashlight', is said to have admitted to the crime in a video he recorded on his cellphone, later sharing the footage with a group of fellow gamers on WhatsApp.

The 18-year-old is also alleged to have shared images of Oliveira Bueno da Silva's body to WhatsApp group chats before fleeing the crime scene.

O estudante Guilherme Alves Costa, de 18 anos, preso pela suspeita de esfaquear e matar a jogadora profissional de games Ingrid Bueno, de 19 anos, foi indiciado pela Polícia Civil por homicídio doloso qualificado por motivo fútil. #SP #SPNoticias pic.twitter.com/Z5JjVSZekr

— São Paulo Notícias (@_SPNoticias) February 24, 2021

One such group, Gamers Elite, said Alves Costa sent a video to the group on Monday afternoon "in which he supposedly had just killed a woman, filmed and shared the video," according to a statement issued by the group on Tuesday.

"After the clan leadership became aware of what happened, we organized ourselves and took necessary measures: We informed the appropriate authorities and asked all our members not to share the video of the alleged crime," the statement continued.

Alves Costa later turned himself in to the police, telling officers his sanity was "completely fit" and he "wanted to do this," according to the State Department of Public Security.

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A video released by local news outlet Viva ABC shows the moment the teenager is arrested by police, where he seemingly laughs while being taken away in handcuffs.

Footage shared by SBT News shows police officers removing Bueno da Silva's body from Alves Costa's Pirituba home, north of São Paulo.

The 19-year-old gamer had gone to Alves Costa's home to take part in a joint competition on Call of Duty after making contact online last month, according to local news reports. The two played for rival teams in the game Call of Duty: Mobile.

Alves Costa was allegedly armed with a knife and repeatedly stabbed Oliveira Bueno da Silva when she arrived at the home.

The Jaguares Esports team expressed their condolences for Oliveira Bueno da Silva's family and described her as an "extraordinary person."

"It is with great sadness that Jaguares Esports wishes strength to the family of the player SOL and the FBI E-Sports team," Jaguares Esports said in a Twitter post on Wednesday. "We are all in mourning. May you rest in peace and justice be done."

Oliveira Bueno da Silva played for the team FBI E-Sports and was known by the online moniker 'Sol.'

Prior to her death, she actively worked with the Battle Girls, an organization that spearheaded the BG project to create a safe space for women in the male-dominated world of esports and professional video gaming.

Newsweek has contacted the São Paulo State Department of Public Security for comment.

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File photo: Fans of the popular action video game 'Call of Duty' stand at the Gamescom 2016 gaming trade fair on August 17, 2016 in Cologne, Germany. Ingrid Oliveira Bueno da Silva, 19, was reportedly stabbed to death by 18-year-old Guilherme Alves Costa after the pair met up to play Call of Duty. Sascha Schuermann/Getty