Sport Neil Robertson reveals video game addiction

10:20  20 april  2017
10:20  20 april  2017 Source:   Press Association

Neil Robertson pulls plug on video game addiction to refocus on snooker

  Neil Robertson pulls plug on video game addiction to refocus on snooker Neil Robertson has admitted he was losing his life and career to video games. The 2010 world champion has pulled the plug on his console addiction to focus on landing a second Crucible title.He took a first step towards that goal by beating Thailand's Crucible newcomer Noppon Saengkham 10-4 in the first round in Sheffield.Then Robertson opened up about the obsession with gaming that he believes has held him back on the snooker table."I've decided to make a clean break from them," the 35-year-old Australian said."Once I turn the computer on I can easily play them for 12 hours straight.

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Neil Robertson has admitted he may have underachieved due to video games: Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Five - Crucible Theatre © PA WIRE Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Five - Crucible Theatre

Former world champion Neil Robertson has admitted an addiction to video games had an effect on his form and personal life.

The 35-year-old Australian, winner at the Crucible in 2010, says an addiction to games such as World of Warcraft, FIFA and League of Legends took his focus away from the table and his form suffered as a result.

The current world number seven is 8-1 up in his first-round World Championship match against Thailand's Noppon Saengkham, but has had to give up playing online after spending up to eight hours a day glued to his computer screen, something which left him too tired to practice.

Marco Fu all level with Neil Robertson at Betfred World Championship

  Marco Fu all level with Neil Robertson at Betfred World Championship Marco Fu hit back from 4-1 down to head into the evening session against Neil Robertson locked at 4-4 at the Betfred World Championship.Marco Fu hit back from 4-1 down to head into the evening session against Neil Robertson locked at 4-4 at the Betfred World Championship.

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"In the past, I've been staying up and playing it," he told Eurosport.

"Then all of a sudden, it is 6am, the birds are tweeting and I'm thinking: 'Oh my God, I've got to get up in a couple of hours to take my son Alexander to school. Then I've got to practice'.

"Mille (Robertson's partner) absolutely hates it. League of Legends is banned in my house. And rightly so. It is just awful.

"If you are a single guy, and work in a normal job, you can get around it. But you can't win professional snooker matches when you are tired."

He added: "The years I had the 100 centuries, I should probably had around 120 because I got addicted like hell to FIFA 14.

"That really affected the second half of my season. I wouldn't say I would have won a lot more tournaments if it wasn't for video games, but I think I would have given myself more opportunities to go further in other events."

Liverpool eye £8m move for Andrew Robertson .
Liverpool are interested in signing Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson this summer, according to a report from Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail. The 23-year-old would apparently cost around £8million and Jurgen Klopp reportedly sees him as a replacement for Alberto Moreno, who looks set to depart this summer. James Milner has been Liverpool’s first choice left back this season and has done pretty well, however, the Reds need another option there as it looks like the manager simply does not trust Moreno. Robertson, who is a Scottish international, has played 28 times for Hull City this season and has put in some pretty impressive performances. Whether he’d be an automatic first-choice ahead of Milner is doubtful but he would be a decent second option and more importantly, he’d be a player who Klopp would trust to put in. Liverpool will have to stump up around £8million to get Robertson, £800,000 of which will go to his former club Dundee United due to a 10% sell-on clause that they agreed with Hull.

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