there ya go!! see parnakas you don't have to play tournaments and stuff to be a hardcore gamer. i play just about any game over 8 hours a day and i don't do tournaments but i certainly classify myself as a hardcore gamer. i can't believe doctors think 8 hours a week is ok lol.
and shade i don't really think there's a line at all between the definition of hardcore and addicted. they're almost the exact same lol