Videogameplaying is one of the most popular current leisure time activities. Its evolution includes the professionalization of this activity in the form of competitive gaming and now known as electronic sports (esports) ( Faust, Meyer, & Griffiths
Draconian policy measures are unlikely to prevent disordered gaming
In 2019, the Chinese government imposed significant restrictions on minors’ online videogameplay out of concerns regarding gaming addiction ( State
of different online video game genres or not.
Most of the earlier studies on videogameplaying-related disorders have focused on the genre of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs). These types of video games are
neuroimaging studies, gray matter loss of the putamen and insula was consistently reported in IGD ( Weinstein, 2017; Yao et al., 2017 ). In addition, a greater amount of videogameplay in children was associated with not only damaged white matter