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Following an admission by a professional Counter-Strike player (.....what?) that he and
many "all" of his colleagues were using Adderall, the Electronic Sports League will be putting into effect an anti-doping policy to prevent future PED abuse amongst their competitors.
The catalyst for testing appears to have began back in March when, whilst he and his team were competing for $250,000 in prize money, Kory “SEMPHIS” Friesen had his Jose Canseco moment and boisterously ratted on his fellow dorks by telling an interviewer about said event:
"I don't even care. We were all on Adderall. I don't even give a fuck. It was pretty obvious if you listened to the comms. People can hate it or whatever."
The next month Friesen was dropped by his team because why the hell wouldn't he be? (Though the free agent was quickly scooped up by another).
In case you were wondering, the ESL's rulebook already states:
"To play a match, be it online or offline, under the influence of any drugs, alcohol, or other performance enhancers is strictly prohibited, and may be punished with exclusion."
But the league has already said that they won't punish anybody who's previously admitted to taking Adderall (which is commonly prescribed for patients with ADHD, and has long been believed to increase focus and improve "energy rate"). That means Semphis is off the hook (we know you've been waiting breathlessly to know) because, as explained by the league:
"We can't punish someone if we are not 100 percent sure he is guilty. And as we have no way to test it anymore (we're four months after the event), we won't take action in this specific case."
Mark McGwire knows the feeling.
[via The Next Web]
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