"The eSports Medicine Institute (ESMI) was established to protect and enhance the health, safety and welfare of eSports athletes."
Dominic King, DO, ESMI Founder
eSports Medicine Institute (ESMI)
eSports is the sport category that has turned online gaming into a spectator sport. It allows the world experience of watching a new professional sporting event, where spectators watch video gamers compete against each other. The eSports trend has become so widespread in recent years that games can often be viewed at an organized arena event. As with traditional sports, these games are broken down into competitive leagues and tournaments.
eSports athletes are fierce athletic competitors, dedicated to their sport, investing time in training and improving their skills every day. As with any sport, injuries will occur and safety needs to be established.
eSports Medicine was created to address the recognition, treatment and prevention of these injuries, and the eSports Medicine Institute (ESMI) was established to be the home for eSports Medicine, to protect and enhance the health, safety and welfare of all eSports athletes.
(+XP) eXercise and Performance
The eSports Medicine Institute (ESMI) (+XP) eXercise and Performance program helps eSports athletes, trainers, coaches and physicians understand the most common injuries encountered by eSports athletes and outlines a world class training and injury prevention program.
Banned Substances in eSports
The use of certain medications and substances as a performance enhancement is just as prevalent in eSports as in traditional sports. Therefore, it is important for every eSports athlete, trainer, coach, athletic director and league official to be aware of the list of banned substances in eSports. You should also be familiar with Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) that allow for appropriate use of certain medications, if directed by the eSports athlete's personal treating physician.
The eSports Medicine Institute (ESMI) has developed an eSports Medicine Certification Course. This course was developed to provide ESMI Certification for eSports athletes, trainers, coaches, athletic directors, league officials, team physicians and anyone involved in the care of the eSports athlete. The course content is a detailed outline of the essential elements of eSports medicine.