The Punchdown 5 Gala, which took place in Wrocław on Friday, ended with the victory of Dawid “Zalesie” Zalewski. It ended disastrously for Artur “Waluś” Walczak, who was eliminated by “Zalesie”.
Drama after Punchdown. “Waluś” fights for his life in the hospital
After the knockout, “Waluś” was taken to hospital, but no one expected how serious the injuries were. That was revealed on Saturday by a friend of the player, Bonus BGC, who wrote that Walczak is fighting for his life and is in critical condition due to a brain hematoma. He also blamed the too slow medical assistance to “Walus”. He claimed that Walczak waited about 30 minutes for the ambulance, which could affect his health or even life.
“During last night’s unfortunate incident, the paramedics present responded immediately, who took Arthur to a safe place where he received emergency treatment and underwent further medical examination. The participant remained conscious, but the disturbing neurological symptoms observed by the paramedics prompted them to call emergency care, which was done immediately. Then the ambulance service transported Artur to one of the hospitals in Wrocław to provide him with further specialized help. A detailed medical report on the course of the incident will be prepared early next week “- PunchDown Federation wrote in a statement.
New information about “Walus”. “There’s a Tragedy”
Also on Saturday, Piotr Witczak gave more information about the health of “Walus”. Unfortunately it was not good news. – I just spoke to the doctor in the ICU. Arthur has severe brain damage. Unfortunately, it doesn’t bode well. There is a small chance of survival. The world is coming to an end – Bonus BGC then wrote and published a short video in which he added tearfully that “there is a tragedy”.
In the evening there was also a photo with “Walus” on Witczak’s Instagram. – We all strongly believe in it. We think we will meet again soon in such a composition. There is a glimmer of hope. Artur is currently in a pharmacological coma. Out of respect for my family and relatives, I will not provide any further information. We fight to the end for his health. Beware, wrote Artur – Witczak in the description accompanying the photo.
PunchDown is the largest slapfighting federation in the world. At official galas, players compete with each other on the basis of the knockout phase, the so-called ladders. The duels take place in the 1v1 formula, at the table and consist of slapping each other on the cheek with an open hand. Victory – as in other martial arts – is decided by: knockout or the judgment of the judge. All the galas so far have been well received and the group of supporters of this spectacular discipline is constantly growing, both in Poland and around the world.
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