I am an 18 year old who was addicted to games from a young age and let LoL ruin years 1-3 of high school. I quit for year 4, but now in my first year of University with the new stress of applying to a competitive major (CS) it came back stronger than ever with Dota 2 and has already ruined my chances of getting into CS by destroying my GPA in the pre-req classes and leaving no time for extracurricular projects. I know its not the end of the world because there are less stringent CS-related majors available and there are always internships to go directly into the workforce but its still really bad and a sign of how fucked up my gaming addiction is. When I quit video games before even at my most productive, I would have some different escape like watching shows, reading fiction books, and browsing internet sites. After doing that for a while, it was easy to justify going back to games. Well now I'm quitting for good--both games and the escapist attitude behind them. I wish I had done it sooner but I know I won't regret doing it now. The only things I need to be doing are computer coding, math exercises, and English essays. I will update my daily journal on this forum to keep myself accountable.