Video Blog: Drug's and Gaming

Shaun Cole On July 28, 2015
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Recently the ESL - Electronic Sports League announced that they will begin testing of gamers for PED's - Performance Enhancing Drugs at all tournaments from now on.  This comes after the admission from a gamer of using adderall during a tournament earlier this year.

In this video blog Shaun discusses this change in policy that is more commonly seen in physical sports.  Will we see testing for PED's in sim racing?  Do you think that drugs could make you a better gamer? 

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Andrew Dixon On 2015-08-22 22:12:05
Andrew Dixon

Science doesnt prove anything. Science accepts or rejects ideas based on evidence.

That being said, I'd imagine low does LSD might help.

Modafinil, Adrafinil and Phenylpiracetam can help with focus if used occasionally. For every day yuse, Piracetam, Centrophenoxine and Alpha GPC are good. Maybe caffine as well.


fernando sobroza On 2015-07-29 20:11:59
fernando sobroza

3:00 what drugs you think will actually help you be a better sim racer?
Weed will improve a lot your concentration as it has been proven by science.
Fist case: The person is rich so he does not work and sleeps all day long in the couch. At the race moment he is 100% functional but uses 6 big lines of cocaine to reach 140% of performance. This guy is cheating hard.
Second case: Poor person. Needs to work 14 hours per day. At the moment of the race he is 40% functional... so incapable of racing. then he uses 6 big lines of cocaine to get to 90% This person is not cheating but just surviving !
Now the most important:
Will drug drug tests take this into consideration ? If not... don't bother !


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