A move by the world’s gamer governing body to outlaw performance-enhancing drugs such as modafinil for players could soon apply to Australians competing in official competitions, reports The New Daily.

An investigation by The New Daily in June uncovered that one of the most popular stimulants used by professional gamers, university students and professionals working in the technology industry was Modafinil – a prescription medicine normally given to those with narcolepsy and sleep apnea to help them stay awake.