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Firstly, regardless of the actual question, should an eight year old kid really be interested in his studies? Is that healthy and normal? Isn't an eight year old kid supposed to be more interested in play than study?
If he is actually addicted (that is; "physically and mentally dependent (on video games)"), then you've got a problem, but if it's only a habit or hobby, it is harmless.
If he's just playing more hours than you'd like him to, you may be able to negotiate a smaller limit on the time he can spend playing his games. (E.g, allow him only to play on four certain days of the week for a maximum of 1 hr.) Don't suddenly take away the vast majority of the time he can game for, but do it over time until you are satisfied. If it is impossible to negotiate any reduction of gaming time with him he may have an actual problem.
If he is actually addicted, it doesn't matter that some games improve concentration, the harmful effects of addiction on the brain will likely outweigh any good effects of gaming.
(I'm no mental health expert or anything, so take what I say with a grain of salt.)