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A gamer’s gender has no significance in competitive play

Some companies may make a choice to market a game heavily towards women, or they may try to appeal to men. While it is true that most choose to market towards men, as they are the majority consumer base for games, there is no reason why women cannot purchase, play, and become great at any and all games. In gaming gender does not play a factor in who may be better at a game.

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FAT MAN GO BOOM1541d ago

Maybe, maybe not... my concern is this... have a league for woman so more women can get exposed to the public eye...

when you have 4000 men sign up and only 40 women... there is a huge gap...

I would rather see the 40 women have their own league so more will get exposed...

the odds are against them from the math side of things...
when you look at some of them competitions there is only a 1% to 10% of it is women... all depending on the game...

Plus 90% of guys act stupid when a girl gamer is on...

knifefight1541d ago

"Plus 90% of guys act stupid when a girl gamer is on. "

That doesn't sound like proper justification to remove the female gamers from the competition....

SpiralTear1540d ago

Yeah, that sounds more like a problem on the part of the "90% of guys" than anyone else.

Pandamobile1540d ago (Edited 1540d ago )

It makes absolutely no sense to segregate women in gaming leagues.

In sports, there's obviously a well-defined gap between the physical capabilities between men and women. Hence why you tend to have separate leagues in sports like hockey and soccer.

In gaming, there's nothing to distinguish a male player's abilities from a female's. All you need is dedication.

Put yourself in the shoes of a female top-tier gamer. Would you want to be relegated to the "fem league", or would you want to play against the best players in the world, regardless of what's between their legs?

elninels1539d ago

Way to intellectualize gender inequality.

Unless men clearly have a mental/physical advantage in competitive gaming there is no justification for excluding women.

D3ATH_DRIV3R_7771541d ago

Women that plays video games are ok in my book!

dcj05241540d ago

People act like females are a different species or something.

Spotie1540d ago

Sometimes, it's the women that do so.

My biggest gripe with all this is the assumption that women go through some sort of harassment that men do not.

As a male, I've been subjected to just about every insult and racial epithet imaginable. Being a man didn't stop others from calling me whatever. And I know I'm far from the only one to have such an experience.

There are times when people cross the line, but the ones who routinely do so don't care about the gender of whoever they're offending. If women want to be treated as equals, then they should understand that being verbally abused is part of that.

As it pertains to representation, it should be understood that you can't have more representation if your population is smaller. You would be asking for your voice to have more weight, and that's not equality at all.

But then, the people complaining don't actually want equality.

Ripco_Keller1540d ago

I've always been of the opinion that all the verbal abuse is one of the worst parts of competitive gaming. If E-sports want to become a "thing", then in my opinion, they need to introduce and enforce a thing called "sportsmanship".

JsonHenry1540d ago

Should be up to the organizers to decide. Besides, you know how many all girl tournaments/events there are? Just go follow some of the more well known "gamer girls" on the web on Twitter and Facebook and you'll find out how often all girl events there are.

But an all men event? Screw that! That is sexist! /sarcasm

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