That’s an interesting idea. I’ve actually thought about the intersection of stimulants and video game competitions before. The problem is that many people have prescriptions for Adderall and some (although not all, I’m sure) really do need Adderall to help them live happy, productive lives, and I doubt that they will stop taking an effective medication to play in a video game tournament. If you ban it universally, regardless of prescription status, that isn’t fair, but if you allow people with prescriptions to take it, well, that isn’t fair either.
I have some experience playing SF on Adderall. In a way, it can be helpful. It can increase reaction abilities, but in my experience only slightly more than being well rested and in a very hype/competitive mood can. It can increase focus, but I actually think that you can go on autopilot when you’re on a stimulant like that, too. I remember one time I had won a couple of dozen ranked matches in a row and then this one guy beat me and I ended up playing him like eight times straight, continuing to lose without altering my strategy, and losing most of the points I’d gained without really knowing what had happened hahaha Finally, if you take Adderall often, it doesn’t produce nearly the same magnitude of effects, and honestly I would not want to go to EVO and compete very high on a drug I didn’t have much experience with.
In summary, in these times it’s an idea that might have to be addressed someday, but I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.