MOBA Game Addiction

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CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

For most young people, playing games on a computer, video game console, or handheld device is just a regular part of the day. Most are able to juggle the multiple demands of school, sports, work or chores, and family life. Gaming becomes an addiction when it starts to interfere with a person’s relationships or their pursuit of other goals, such as good grades or being a contributing member of a sports team.

Computer and video games, especially the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) such as “Defence of the Ancients” and “League of Legends”, allow players to behave very differently from their normal personality. A shy child can suddenly became friendly; a passive child can become aggressive.

Young people, who often powerless in their daily lives, suddenly have the ability to command …show more content…

Particularly those students who frequently play in Shannen’s Computer Shop in MVL building right in front of the De La Salle Lipa campus.

The study is interested on how can MOBA game addiction affect students psychologically. It aims on how this games contribute into having mental disorders. This study would also like to encourage this addicted students that too much playing could potentially damage your brain or on how you think.

Problems perceived by the students due to MOBA game addiction were enumerated, and also the symptoms and causes of mental disorders. The research study is only limited or focuses only to those De La Salle Lipa students addicted into MOBA game genre only. The results of the study may also be a basis for other related studies.

DEFINITION OF TERMS

To further understand the study made by the researcher, the following key terms are defined on how it was used in the study.

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

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