Ronnie was apparently unhappy following defeat in the game and attempted to make the victor feel bad by claiming he had committed suicide.
He then went on to pretend to be his own father, devastated by what had happened, before continuing the conversation.
The recipient of the messages refused to believe the ruse however and instead uploaded screenshots of the chat to Twitter.
The images were retweeted hundreds of thousands of times as the exchange caught people’s attention.
The player is finally forced to admit it was a hoax and asks MarkSparko14 to at least help stop other gamers messaging him.
In response, Mark has made his account private so the tweets are now no long visible.
Seemingly after being initially unable to stem the tide:
Goes without saying, Please don’t message this boy with abuse or whatever, Daft thing to say but let’s not make things worse than they have to be
— Mark (@MarkSparko14) November 12, 2018