This may be odd for you to hear, but it’s true.. Just like the Olympic Games, drug tests are now involved in E-Sports.
Electronic Sports League, which is the largest e-sports league in the world, began testing players for drugs.
You may think that it’s the dumbest thing to do. What’s the big deal? It’s just a damn video game, right?
No, it’s not.. The whole gaming industry has expanded enourmously that it worts millions or maybe billions of dollars. So, it’s not just a game now. People can commit murder or use some crazy ways to achieve a piece of this big pie. It literally means “shit got serious”.
But when did shit get serious? This pro gamer guy called Cory Friesen admitted during an interview that the whole team was on Adderall, a prescription drug to enhance your energy rate and concentration, during an ESL tournament where the players were competing for $250,000. Do you even know what you’ve done Cory?!! You must be very fun at parties douchebag…
Long story short, ESL has partnered with NADA (the Nationale Anti Doping Agentur) to keep a fair-play enviroment for all the pro gamers. Before this has happened, ESL had prohibited the usage of alcohol, drugs and any other performance enhancer, but haven’t tested anybody for them.
ESL is the first e-sports league to apply drug test in a tournament. But hey, we can’t blame them right? Gaming has become a sports which has massive competitions, so someone has to set the fair play.
And ESL also told that they won’t be punishing or charging Cory Friesen because of that they can’t proove if he has taken drugs or not. But next time, they will be there.. Good for you Cory, you slippery bastard.