The World Health Organization (WHO) called game addition a sign of mental disorder last year and warned people about it. However, this year, this organization along with many game publishers are launching a campaign of #PlayApartTogether to help prevent the coronavirus outbreak. They appeal to people for staying home and playing games.

Who Appealed To People To Play Game
the WHO Appealed To People To Play Games

A lot of game publishers also joined the WHO’s campaign to raise people’s awareness about COVID-19 with hashtag #PlayApartTogether. However, last year, this organization claimed that playing games too much can cause mental disorders and warned people about game addiction. Did they change their mind? Check out this story here.

WHO Called Game Addiction ‘Mental Disorder’ Last Year, But Calls For #PlayApartTogether This Year

This campaign was launched to call upon people to stay home and play games to stop the coronavirus outbreak. It has attracted over 470 crore impressions on social media worldwide. The WHO and participating game companies hope #PlayApartTogether campaign can help encourage people to practice social distancing, stay home and play games.

Keep Social Distance By Playing Game
Keep Social Distance By Playing Games

The game publishers also launched events and gave players decent rewards to attract players. It was launched last week, marking a milestone in the history of the game industry.

Playaparttogether To Save The World
PlayApartTogether To Save The World

It’s time to change the mind of the WHO. Last year, this global health organization released a new term of ‘gaming disorder’, a mental disease that can be cured. But this year, it's WHO who appealed to people to stay home and play games. It seems that this organization realized the importance of playing games and the game industry in the mission of saving the world from a pandemic.

Forget About Gaming Disorder Fighting Coronavirus
Forget About Gaming Disorder Fighting Coronavirus Is More Important

Last week, 18 game companies announced that they joined this campaign of the WHO. Bobby Kotick, CEO of the top game publisher Activision Blizzard wrote on his Twitter that the gaming platform is a perfect channel to connect people across the world and raise their awareness about social responsibility in saving the world from COVID-19. This game publisher also took the honor in cooperating with the WHO to practice this initiative.

By Staying Home And Playing Games You Can Save The
By Staying Home And Playing Games You Can Save The World

Then, 40 game companies and organizations also joined the campaign. It’s a big event in the history of the game world when playing games can contribute to protecting the world from coronavirus pandemic.