Pro-gamer admits to doping in eSports

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When gaming takes one more step in the direction of becoming just another sport being changed by money, fame and media attention. _When quizzed on the prevalence of the drug in eSports and whether "everyone does Adderall", Friesen adds, "yeah," before saying, "and you can hear it in the comms right? That's what was so funny to me. Like 'shit comms, so hectic.' So yeah that might clear up some of the questions of why it was like that"._ _As an amphetamine, Adderall -- sometimes colloquially referred to as "addy" -- is regarded as a Class B drug under UK law, and is a prescription medication in the US, often used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Its legality and availability differs from country to country, though it is considered a Schedule II drug under the United Nation's Convention on Psychotropic Substances, the second most restricted category._ _The drug's appeal to pro-gamers (and, increasingly, students) comes from its tendency to focus the user's mind and stave off general fatigue. It can improve reaction and cognition, and even boost muscle strength, making it a substance abused by more active athletes._

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