Will Drug Tests Help Make Esports Mainstream?
Esports league ESL is cracking down on performance-enhancing drugs following a doping scandal. Will the rest of the esports world follow suit?By Matt Picht | July 24, 2015
"I don't even care — we were all on Adderall," Counter-Strike player Semphis told an interviewer.
An off-the-cuff remark from a professional video game player has turned into a full-blown esports doping scandal — you know, just like the ones physical sports have to deal with.
Now the professional gaming league at the center of the controversy is implementing drug tests for its members, and everyone’s saying the same thing: esports are becoming just as legitimate as regular sports.