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Banned Substances and ESMI Anti-Doping Program

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.
  • (This is a placeholder for the eSports Medicine Institute (ESMI) Banned Substances List - PDF)

  • (This is a placeholder for the ESMI Therapeutic Use Expemtion (TUE) Form - PDF)

  • (This is a placeholder for the ESMI Anti-doping position statement - PDF)

The eSports Medicine Institute (ESMI) has drafted a position statement including the ESMI Banned Substances List and ESMI Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) form and outlining a comprehensive eSports anti-doping program. This position statement will be sent to the following organizations for input and revision:
  • the eSports Integrity Coalition

  • the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA)

  • the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NAC eSports)

  • the eSports League (ESL)

  • the World eSports Association (WESA)

  • the E-Sports Entertainment Association League (ESEA)

  • the European gaming league (EGL)

  • Major League Gaming (MLG)