publication . Conference object . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2017

The problematic coexistence of "internet gaming disorder" and esports

Nielsen, Rune Kristian Lundedal; Karhulahti, Veli-Matti;
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  • Published: 17 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: ACM Press
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
Whether or not gaming causes addiction continues to be debated in the scholarly literature. The American Psychiatric Association has proposed "Internet gaming disorder," a non-substance addictive disorder, in order to encourage further research on the subject. We suggest that competitive gaming, better known as esports, might provide a unique platform on which to discuss the validity of the proposed disorder.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Internet gaming disorder, esports, excessive gaming, game addiction, The Internet, business.industry, business, Computer science, Simulation, Addiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
Funded by
EC| MSG
Project
MSG
Making Sense of Games: A Methodology for Humanistic Game Analysis
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 695528
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG
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publication . Conference object . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2017

The problematic coexistence of "internet gaming disorder" and esports

Nielsen, Rune Kristian Lundedal; Karhulahti, Veli-Matti;