A dark day for women in esports – The Roar

Something pretty terrible recently happened in the world of competitive Overwatch which might not seem so bad without a little context.

You see, a female player had been signed to one of the North American contender’s team. Again this may not seem like news to many but she was to be the first woman to be signed into that league so for that alone it garnered some excitement.

The unfortunate thing about this excitement is a lot of it wasn’t good. This female player known as Ellie was new on the scene and some things just didn’t add up for a lot of fans. Sure, she was doing really well but was also absolutely unheard of. Because of this, and potentially also because of her gender, there was a lot of scepticism about this new player.

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