The medical community is ill-prepared for the rise of e-sports: doctors

Doctors claim that the sports medicine field is 'ill-prepared' to deal with the emergence of the technological phenomena, writes Antony Scholefield

The International Olympic Committee is wrangling with a billion-dollar controversy right now — and it’s nothing to do with banning Russia from the 2020 Tokyo Games for systematic doping.


It’s whether e-sports — competitive matches of video games such as League of Legends, Call of Duty or Hearthstone — should be added to the medal roster.

It has rejected the idea for Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024. However, after its most recent Olympic summit in December, it claimed to “see great potential for co-operation and