The Electronic Sports League will ban the same drugs as the Olympics
The Electronic Sports League, or ESL, announced that they will ban the use of drugs for players competing in their competitions, adopting the same guidelines used by the Olympic Games. This comes after several top e-sports players admitted to using Adderall to boost their performance.
Unlike in most physical sports, the restrictions will only be in effect "from the start of the first day until the end of the last day of competition". ESL will not restrict the use of these substances when the players are not competing. The league will enforce the ban with randomized saliva tests.
"Our main goal is and always will be to maintain the fair play spirit and the integrity of our competitions, "Anna Rozwandowicz from the ESL said.
Game journalist Keith Andrew commented, ""Now one tournament has done it, there will be pressure mounting on other organisations to do the same."
The next ESL tournament begins on August 22nd, and the new rules will be in effect.