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Do Nootropics Give Esports Gamers an Edge?

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 third 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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