Performance Enhancing Drugs - In Gaming?

It appears that physical sports are not the only games that seem to be associated with performance enhancing drugs. eSports, anyone?


(eSports Dota 2 tournament)

Hours before Steven* was due to compete in his second professional eSports tournament, another team-member offered him a pill. "I had taken Adderall for a while when I was younger to treat my ADHD," he says. "So I knew from prior experience that it helps with stress and concentration..."

"There's no question Adderall's a performance enhancing drug," Dr. Gary Wadler, ex-chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Prohibited List Committee told the Seattle Times in 2012, after two professional American football players reportedly tested positive for the drug.

...Adderall is peculiarly well suited to the medium, where victory depends on a competitor's alertness, ability to concentrate and hand-to-eye-coordination. As one StarCraft player wrote in 2011 on the game's official forums: "Adderall is basically a stimpack for gamers."

You mean, the fictional stimpak from Fallout?


(Stimpak from Fallout)

Stimpak, or stimulation delivery package, is a type of hand-held medication used for healing the body. This item consists of a syringe for containing and delivering the medication and a gauge for measuring the status of the stimpak's contents. When the medicine is injected, it provides immediate healing of the body's minor wounds.

Or the fictional stimulant Rachag, a caffeine-type stimulant from the yellow berries of akarso in Frank Herbert's 1965 novel Dune.

Via Eurogamer.

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