My friends and I have read much of what has been written on the subject.
- That male gamers are afraid that a more nurturing environment for female gamers will fast-track female gamers so that they can rival male gamers, and
- That male gamers are afraid that if female gamers do have their own leagues and competitions, that the prize money pool will be halved to accommodate female gamers.
It again comes down to seeing the big picture. What do you really want to get out of eSports?
Surely only gamers who want to privatise gaming for their own nefarious purposes would be opposed to seeing as many people as possible benefit?
The process will gain momentum from year-to-year.
Therefore those who want to be associated to a progressive process can be. Those who do not want to associate to a progressive process can leave it alone.
However, all people deserve to be respected for their own choices, so those who do not agree should show a modicum of courtesy and refrain from harassing those that are making eSports a better place for all.
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