There are many students and even some young professional are addicted to Defense of the Ancients or DOTA. This is a kind of computer games that can be played by many players and is one of the most popular games to young students. Many students get addicted to this game and they even long hours inside the computer shop just playing this kind of game. There are studies that getting addicted in playing computer games affects their studies and this is the cause why they are lying to their parents that they need extra money for their school project but the truth is they are just using the money to rent a computer where they can play DOTA with their classmates. Sometimes in order to make the game exciting, they have a deal to pay those who won the game so it becomes already a form of gambling.
Sometimes playing DOTA also affects the relationship of people. It sometimes replaced friends and family as the source of a person, emotional life. When a person spends up to ten hours a day or more rearranging or sending files, playing games, surfing the net, visiting chat rooms, instant messaging, and reading emails. That easily can reach up to seventy to eighty hours a week online with the computer. Major social, school or work disruptions will result.
We are living in an era of great changes. Change that gives big changes of people lives. Like technology which has brought many changes in education and other discipline of learning. It has bridge the world from one part to another. It has brought people to be closer to each other. It has improved and gives meaning the lives of many people. Braid (1998) said that today, our Information Technology is revolutionizing lifestyles, work styles, and is changing our lives, transforming the organizations in which we work, and transforming the skills needed in order to succeed. Objectives of the study
This study may help not only to the students but for all who play DOTA. Through the information we have gather you can see how this playing affects to the lives of many people specifically who play DOTA game. Significance of the Study
The results of this study will not only give significant contributions to the IT students but for all who play DOTA, to the teachers and instructor, parents, friends and relatives. To the Teachers and instructor. This study may help you to give advice to the students who play DOTA that playing that game can affect for their health. That may also cause of dropping their subject which cause of coming late to school and not making their assignments, that may also cause of failing the grades to reached. To the parents.