Thank you for your replies!
Stranger shouldn't treat gaming as a pure waste of time even though some practices might seem to be very destructive for the social life.
I never told that I deem the gaming is the waste of time. I rather meant that еxcessive gaming is harmful as the waste of time, as the threat for health (both for gamer (excessive irascibility) and for his family: sudden wild cries may cause increasing of the blood pressure even may trigger heart-attack) and as the threat for social life, total gaming to the detriment of real life needs.
Some state that gamers sometimes use video games to either escape from an uncomfortable environment or alleviate their already existing mental issues - both possibly important aspects on determining the psychological impact of gaming.
It's so easy to reject any responsibility.
I don't reject any responsibility.
If your brother is at college and he's not a genius, he need time to study, then play DOTA. I'm asking you: how good are his grades ? In Italy is not possible to continue forever college without good grades, I think same everywhere, mainly because parents cuts money
He's spending time for college study to play (mainly DOTA).
His grades is minimal, just to allow continue studying. Parents play full price for studying as well as for the re-exams.
So? So for me your brother is not crazy. He is inside a loop, but without his will, there is no hope. He must understand what he's right for him.
I didn't say he's crazy. He's rather excessive irritable, especially when playing
Are you sure you can call it an addiction already? How long has he been playing the game that excessively?
If it hasn't been long yet, it might just as well (as pointed out before) fade at some point, being just a little obsession.
So excessively ~2 years .
He's playing DOTA since the fall of 2013. In beginning of 2014 he uses voice chat. Now he is more silent. I hope it's kinda fade out