The People's Court of Shunyi district in Beijing dismissed a woman's claim to the virtual assets she earned with her husband, whom she was divorcing, Beijing Morning Post reported on Monday.
The couple tied the knot at the end of 2008 after they got to know each other through an online game in May. Marital life was a struggle for both online-game fans. They blamed each other for being lazy in housework, before the wife filed for divorce.
The couple played the online games under the ID the husband had registered. In court, the wife asked for her share of the virtual assets they earned in the game, but the husband refused.
The court ruled divorce for the couple, but rejected the wife's claim, saying such issues can be ruled by the law only when virtual assets are related to the real world, such as when they have been valued with real currencies.