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    I have no idea what the point of this thread is, but allow me to weigh in regardless:

    It's fairly well documented, amongst certain circles, that the potential for the abuse of performance enhancing drugs (drugs that boost your concentration and reflexes, so adderall, ritalin, desoxyn, and the like) within the professional gaming community is huge, and honestly? It's a seriously tricky issue.

    How do you separate the people who are genuinely on such medication and those that are taking them in a bid to get an edge over their peers?
    Can't go by the old doctors note because it's been said that American doctors (in certain areas) are more than happy to give you such pills for a reason as little as "I'm having trouble focusing" (this is anecdotal evidence, and it isn't mine). Besides, teams and players could just find doctors that are willing to prescribe them the drugs willy-nilly in a bid to get around it.

    Ignore it? After all, it's been said that many of the worlds' top athletes have been on performance enhancing drugs at some point in their career (the veracity of this claim is disputed), so why not make it a level-playing field and allow everyone to take them? Slippery slope innit. Besides, what if someone doesn't want to? Or they can't take them for medical reasons? Seems unfairly exclusionist.

    I know it's slightly off-topic, but that's just one method of cheating to combat; we haven't even started talking about aim-assist bots and other scripts that could give someone an unfair advantage.
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