Player of games – fame and fortune for Fatal1ty

Iain M. Banks’s classic space opera novel The Player of Games (which you should definitely read) stars a man whose skill and luck at all manner of games has earned him a galaxy-wide reputation in his civilisation. Johnathan Wendel may not be known in the far reaches of the spiral arms just yet, but as far as computer game players go, Fatal1ty (as he is known) is their equivalent of Tiger Woods – complete with dedicated training schedule, a considerable income from prize money, and a growing sports star lifestyle. Question is, how long before the first doping scandal hits professional gaming?