Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drug testing is coming to e-sports.
The Electronic Sports League said Thursday it will begin randomly drug testing players at its competitive video game tournaments.
The e-sports organization plans to work with the World Anti-Doping Agency to create and enforce rules surrounding the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The announcement came after a competitive video game player said in a YouTube video posted last week that he and his team used the drug Adderall during an ESL tournament in March.
The Cologne, Germany-based organization said the random drug tests would begin at its ESL One Cologne tournament in August.
Other e-sports organizations prohibit but don't test for doping.
The ESL was founded in 1997 and is the largest e-sports league with more than 5 million registered players.