Electronic Sports League introduces an anti-doping policy during competitions


‘The International’ 2015 Dota 2 finale’s winner is the North American team Evil Geniuses against the Chinese team CDEC. EG has won $6.6 million while CDEC around $2.8 million. Another important thing is that after this finale is that Electronic Sports League decided to ban substances that the World Anti-Dopping Agency is banning from sports competitions.


The list of banned performance enhancing drugs from electronic competitions includes cocaine, steroids and cannabis. Weed, on the other side, cannot be consumed from the first to the last day of competition, but it is acceptable when gamers are not competing. All the players that come with medical prescription for a specific substance can use it.


So, during competitions like Counter Strike, StarCraft II, League of Legends or Dota 2, that the Electronic Sports League is organizing, the league will randomly select gamers for testing. Those who are tested positive will be fined or banned from the league for about 2 years.

Source: engadget