The Electronic Sports League stated on Thursday that it will start haphazardly medication testing players at its focused computer game competitions. The e-sports association arrangements to work with the World Anti-Doping Agency to make and uphold guidelines encompassing the utilization of execution improving medications. In the course of recent years, e-games has advanced from a specialty kind of gaming to a lucrative game that draws a huge number of onlookers both online and in individual.
The declaration came after an aggressive computer game player said in a YouTube feature posted a week ago that he and his group utilized the medication Adderall amid an ESL competition in March where players sought $250,000 in prize money. The Cologne, Germany-based association said the irregular medication tests would start at its ESL One Cologne competition in August. Already, ESL disallowed the utilization of medications, liquor and other execution enhancers however didn’t test for doping.
“The developing perceivability and fame of e-games, and additionally expanding prize pools, make it not just all the more enticing for groups and players to break the guidelines, additionally all the more harming to our game in general when they do,” the association said in an announcement. Other e-sports associations, for example, Major League Gaming, have likewise denied yet not tried for doping. The ESL was established in 1997 and is the biggest e-games association with more than 5 million enrolled players. Keeping in mind the end goal to guarantee a notwithstanding playing field, the ESL, which is headquartered in Germany, said it has banded together with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) in its nation to make the following strides and will likewise include the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to bail complete its tenets and punishments when an approach is framed.
“While it is difficult to do a reversal and test the players, this truly was the impetus to request quick activity for the respectability of our game,” Lampkin said. A piece of the purpose behind captivating the counter doping offices, Lampkin said, is to have the capacity to stay on the ball.