The "gaming disorder” was added by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems this June، claiming that excessive gaming can have negative effects on players’ physical and psychological health، including damaged eyesight and sleep deprivation. An NSPCC report in May claimed that Fortnite and other Battle Royale titles، like PUBG، could expose children to violent behavior by inspiring them to kill people to progress in the game، the Independent reported.
An OHL team employee tells me some players have been advised to scrub Fortnite references from social media accounts.— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) August 28, 2018
Some NHL teams consider the video game a major distraction/obsession.
Dele loves a good fortnite dance. 🕺🏼🦁🦁🦁🏴⚽️ pic.twitter.com/njzOczeR5Y— Thomas Hatfield (@thomashatfield_) July 7, 2018