The State of Women in Esports

The women in the competitive esports scene — or the lack thereof.

By Arielle Lok, Director of External Relations (McGill)

See: Korean Woman Kicks Ass At Overwatch, Gets Accused Of Cheating. Image Credit: Robert Paul / Blizzard Entertainment

“The ‘bros before hoes’ thing is so ingrained even though they claim to be a meritocracy.”

(See: Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games).

Cloud9’s all-women Valorant esports team. Image Credit: Cloud9

“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”

— The Legend of Zelda, 1986

“You’re not a startup industry. And actually, if you really want to grow and be more profitable, you need to start diversifying every part of what you’re doing. And that definitely includes bringing voices that are different than the ones that are already there.”

— Kristen Salvatore, Cloud9

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