Do you need drugs in your life? No. Can drugs make you fast, concentrated, and creative? Maybe. Can drugs destroy your life? Yes. Do you have to take drugs to become an eSports superstar? That’s the question. You have to be focused, quick, and able to make decisions in a split second. You have to be more than a normal human being to achieve that. And drugs are dangerous but effective.
Nootropics, or smart drugs, were once the domain of a select few biohackers testing the limits of brain enhancement. But Nootropics are becoming more mainstream, leaving many to wonder what effect smart drugs will have on eSports – one of the most rapidly growing spectator sports in the world, where cognitive enhancement could become a competitive advantage.
In the new episode of “Humans+,” Motherboard goes to San Francisco to meet with Ben Watley and Alex Novosad, two members Gankstars, one of the first eSports teams to be officially sponsored by a Nootropics company, to see how smart drugs could be a game-changer in the world of professional gaming, and whether they will give gamers a competitive edge.
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