#StayHome Playing LoL - Analyzing Players’ Activity and Social Bonds in League of Legends During Covid-19 Lockdowns

  title={\#StayHome Playing LoL - Analyzing Players’ Activity and Social Bonds in League of Legends During Covid-19 Lockdowns},
  author={Simone Petrosino and Enrica Loria and Johanna Pirker},
  journal={The 16th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2021},
Humans are social beings. It is therefore not surprising that the social distancing and movement restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic had severe consequences for the well-being of large sections of the population, leading to increased loneliness and related mental diseases. Many people found emotional shelter in online multiplayer games, which have already proven to be great social incubators. While the positive effect games had on individuals has become evident, we are still… Expand

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