Challenges to the anti-doping regulations in esports

Bafna, Pranav (2020) Challenges to the anti-doping regulations in esports. Journal for Sports Law, Policy and Governance, 2 (1). pp. 133-144.

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The paper shall explore the various challenges posed to the effective implementation of the Esports Integrity Commission's Anti-Doping Regulations (Regulations). The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) acquires a special position in the domain of esports regulation due to its reach and impact across various tournaments and leagues held across the world. Thus, the Regulation has a considerable impact on the regulation of doping in esports. A critique of the Regulations can serve as grounds not just for the better implementation of the said Regulations but also as essential factors to be considered for future regulations. The paper shall first establish the groundwork by defining esports and its structure, post which it shall consider the need for regulation and why the ESIC is central to the discussion when it comes to integrity concerns in esports. After this, the article shall critically analyse the Regulation by pointing out two substantive problems in the Regulations itself namely, the status of adjudicatory authority and the concerns over privacy and reputational harm. The third criticism shall focus on the position of players in the esports industry to emphasise that the Regulations and the esports industry in general needs serious institutional change to not alienate the athletes by drowning out their voice.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anti-doping | Esports | Regulations | ESIC
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 09:14
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 09:14
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