Marion Jones, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Jose Canseco, Ben Johnson and Kory Friesen.
Wait...who was that last guy?
That was Kory “Semphis” Friesen, the Abottsford, B.C. native is the latest in a long line of professional athletes who've admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs. But Friesen's sport isn't baseball, football, basketball or even hockey – it's video games. Specifically, the first-person shooter “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.”
In a YouTube interview with fellow Canadian pro gamer Mohan “Launders” Govindasamy, Friesen admitted that he and the rest of the Cloud 9 (his team at the time) were on Adderall at an Electronic Sports League [ESL] event in Poland in March (Editor’s Note: video contains strong language).
“The ESL comms were kinda funny in my opinion, I don't even care, we were all on Adderall,” says Friesen about 7:30 into the interview, referencing the clearly hectic communication between him and his teammates during the match, which you can see here.
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