Snooker Champion Says Video Game Addiction Hurt His Career

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Australian snooker player Neil Robertson, a former world champion, has admitted that his form has dipped recently after he became addicted to playing games like League of Legends and FIFA.


Speaking with Eurosport, Robertson—who also won the UK championship in 2013 and 2015—says that despite recently becoming a father he’s been spending too much time playing video games and not enough practising.

“I’ve been playing some video games, and end up playing it through the night. One of them was League of Legends which is the most consuming game of all time”, he says in a video interview.


“Those kind of games are designed to take over your life really. You find yourself sitting in front of the computer screen for six, seven or eight hours straight. Which is obviously not healthy.”

In addition to playing too much League, which he thinks contributed to some poor results earlier this year, Robertson has also had some problems with World of Warcraft in the past.

“I was part of a raid team, and we played a few nights a week. When we got out to China for a