Competing at an elite level is an incredibly high-pressure job. You’re constantly under the spotlight, have scrutiny from fans, and if you don’t perform you could lose your job and career. Couple this with increasingly stringent rules, testing, and regulations for drugs and alcohol, and you find that athletes are finding other outlets to escape in.

One of those outlets is video games, and over the past few years countless stories have come out that professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, NHL, and even the English Premier League are struggling with an addiction to video games.

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World of Warcraft was the best and worst time of my life.

It was the most fun I’ve ever had but I also became addicted to World of Warcraft and my life slowly crumbled around me.

With WoW Classic coming out I felt inspired to share my story in the hope that it brings peace to anyone out there who is struggling.

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When I got to college I suddenly found myself inundated with responsibility and I was in over my head. So what did I do? I played video games.

I eventually dropped out and moved back in with my parents. This story does have a happy ending though and I was able to eventually turn my life around.

In this free practical guide you will learn the exact steps you need to take to quit gaming in college and get your life back on track.

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“I knew I was addicted but I couldn’t stop. My brain was telling me, ‘wow this is so fun and so enjoyable.’ My addiction was and I guess still is – video gaming.”

Speaking about his video game addiction is former World Snooker Champion Neil Robertson. Robertson has spent the last several years of his life battling against his demons which have come in the form of certain video games.

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Pewdiepie is the most famous YouTuber in the world. Since starting his channel he has amassed more than 22 billion views across his entire channel and regularly pulls in over 420 million views each month.

These views alone are responsible for the majority of his income. So how much money does he make? And what is his net worth?

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Last week, Kyle Giersdorf AKA Bugha won a record-breaking $3 million in the Fortnite World Cup.

It wasn’t without its issues, as Kyle’s parents have stated they tried to take his games away from him because he was playing too much. Sounds like a familiar story, right?

Now, how many kids out there are going to be telling their parents that they want to become the next Fortnite world champion? How many are going to use it as an excuse to justify their excessive gaming?

Esports undoubtedly has its positives, and at Game Quitters we’re not against it at all. However, there is definitely an ugly side to the sport.

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After some 10 years, 10,000 hours, and millions of points won in various online games, I finally accomplished my dream of becoming an elite gamer…

Okay, I wasn’t an “elite” gamer. But I did make it to 100 gold trophies on Neopets.

In the end, all my trophies were gold, with not a single silver or bronze. I’d set my sights on this target for so long — and I was proud of how I reached it.

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My name is Hayim and I’m going to tell you how I quit video games without even trying.

Like many other guys, my teenage years were filled with too many video games, porn and shitty habits. I would spend countless hours in the basement with my Playstation 2 from the moment I got out of school until bedtime when my mother would coerce me out of the basement.

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GTA Online recently added a casino for their players, exposing millions of players (and kids) to gambling. In this article we detail the problems this causes and why simulated gambling should be under greater scrutiny of gambling laws.

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