Dear Dr. Taylor,
You brought up some fascinating points in our reading from Raising the Stakes. My question revolves around the point you mentioned near the beginning of Chapter 2 about the “ever-shifting sands of performance enhancing drugs” in traditional sports. As a biology major, I couldn’t help but think that perhaps some hardcore e-sports players might choose to use performance-enhancing drugs that are normally prescribed for, say, attention deficit disorder. As these drugs assist cramming college students in pulling all-nighters before big exams, isn’t it possible that analogous forms of abuse are occurring in the e-sports and competitive gaming realm to give players an increased attention span or improve their reflexes? If so, do you know if there are regulations/prohibitions of such drugs in professional tournament settings?
Thanks so much!