Frag Dolls win first pro event

Ubisoft-sponsored all-female team takes first place at CPL finals in Rainbow Six Vegas tourney; win believed to be first for all-female team.

Frag Dolls kicked some dudes' butts at Rainbow Six Vegas.

The battle of the sexes is heating up in the predominantly male sector of gaming. A four-person team from the Frag Dolls--an all-female collective of gamers--took first place at the Rainbow Six Vegas finals at the Dallas stop of the Cyberathlete Professional League.

The team, sponsored by Ubisoft, included Amy "Valkyrie" Brady, Emily "Seppuku" Ong, Alyson "Calyber" Craghead, and Nelly "Psyche" Morel. The squad beat the previously undefeated "The Unknown" team, who made it to the competition through an online ladder.

While Ubisoft touts the victory as "the first time an all-female team has won a tournament at a pro-circuit event," Frag Doll Morgan "Rhoulette" Romine was a bit more cautious. In her blog post about the achievement, she repeats the above statement but precludes it with "as far as we know."

"The team has been playing Rainbow Six Vegas up to 12 hours a day since the game came out," said Rhoulette. "We played as a team, communicated well, stuck to our strategies and won."

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jojoforpres
jojoforpres

Wow, I guess *****es can win at video game tourneys. When the tourney is hosted by their sponsors, it would seem. That is one seriously large cloud hanging over this story. If they want to be respected, maybe they should stop harping on their gender and win some tournaments that aren't bought and paid for. Just a thought. Oh yeah, before I forget; the Spice Girls are over so there is no need to invoke their lame marketing catch phrase.

Trickyrich
Trickyrich

HA! i've played them, they're good, ONLY COMPARED TO THE AVERAGE GAMER. Same with PMS, but it doesn't end with female clans, many male clans are overrated. Talk about hype over nothing, I don't devote nearly as much hours, yet I'm beat by almost no one. GT: gorillaCHEEZ, if you need a demonstration.

shadyjapes45
shadyjapes45

wierd, i pictured them as being fat with wife beaters and smelling like onions, hmm. ur right, this doesn't matter. NEXT! BAck on the bus bizzatch

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Rough, and I don't just mean the girls ! 12 hours a day since launch, stupid PR stunt, normal folk can't play so much !

LessThanMike
LessThanMike

i could win a lot too if i played for 12 hours a day, some of us have REAL jobs

hi_im_derek
hi_im_derek

Meh... If they were guys nobody would care.

trystkl1826
trystkl1826

I think it's excellent that the gaming industry is opening up to women outside of dance, and wardrobe games. I love the Rainbow Six games. When I started gaming those were the titles that drew me. I'm glad they kicked tail. And to pipopper, take a love pill dude, it's not that serious. Your ego shouldn't be bruised because the women excelled at a game that's not geared towards them. Peace and love dude!!!

360_KALO
360_KALO

not being rude but half those *girls* look a bit gruff.... And i agree that it takes a lot away from their win by the tourny being sponsored by their sponsors...

pipopper
pipopper

ljacregan - "Did they take there clothes off after they won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" They probably took them off while playing and thats HOW they won :P

twistedcable
twistedcable

geez... ever think the REASON they're sponsored by Ubisoft is because they're good at their game? why all the hate? and of course it's news because they're an all girl team: that makes it uncommon, as mentioned above, "the first time an all-female team has won a tournament at a pro-circuit event,"

matrixman2k
matrixman2k

dang! i would have loved to have seen the facial impressions while they concentrated. Some girls i seen turn the joypad while pressing buttons and some have a shock look and others who never play have their mouths open and tongue hanging out. But then anyone playing 12 hrs every day for a while could probably do it if not better.

SystemEncephale
SystemEncephale

A team won a tournament. A tournament that was hosted by the company that was sponsoring them, based on a game that hasn't even been out long enough to gain any real competition. Yeah, real great achievement. *Note my sarcasm*

ljacregan
ljacregan

Did they take there clothes off after they won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ftjx
ftjx

I'm sure this will make a lot of women play Tom Clancy's Rainbow six Vegas NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

unreal_master
unreal_master

any1 could of won being sponsored by ubisoft playing their own game come on

DLUX85
DLUX85

LOL, I guessed it! I didn't even know they were sponsored by Ubisoft but I knew it was a marketing setup. How lame, this is almost as bad as Sony's all I want for xmas is a psp setup.

xheart_corex
xheart_corex

The frag dolls are Ubisoft sponsered......hmmm who are the publishers of Rainbow Six Vegas again? *coughmarketingsetup*

ds_kerr
ds_kerr

this definetly looks like a marketing setup. Just looks too framed for a regular gamer clan. Either way... well done to them for winning the tournament... they would have needed good skills to beat the competition. Just a shame it feels like a Pop Idol clan rather than the real deal...

MSE369
MSE369

hahaha yea u could say theyre hott....... but the what im bothered about is that they won that pro tournament thats cool!

drfusion
drfusion

When are they going to be on playboy is what I want to know

Cz-100
Cz-100

This is only news because they're chicks, if it were a team of men no one would care. Way to go gamespot.

HawkeyeCloud
HawkeyeCloud

My take on it? They're pro gamers. And they won a pro tourny. Them being girls dosn't make much difference to me.

kwnblk
kwnblk

Girl power!!!! Its about time we get reconized for something other than..................................well you all get the point..way 2 go girls!!

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

hmm... girls play games? big deal, just another source for companies to cash in on, i couldn't careless if chicks dig what i play or not, in fact, looks like a ploy to get more guys playing with the theme of sex sells

playa42018
playa42018

Before I read the article, I thought this was gonna be about a cooking tournament or something.

gearhead987
gearhead987

GANGSTA287.... shut up.. professional gaming for one pays a **** load in contest wins, and you should respect these girls, i mean, they can kick alot of ass on gamers like you..

GANGSTA287
GANGSTA287

Let the feminists rejoice!!!! Proffessional gaming is extremely lame!!!

kenesu96
kenesu96

ohhh.... frag dolls, i just got it! professional videogame playing is still the stupidest thing on earth. i just dont see the point, or how anyone makes any money off of it. and i cant wait to see its collapse also first person shooters are the WORST genre!

Randomd00d
Randomd00d

o god imagine if they were ugly PX

Offelgar
Offelgar

!AWESOME! these girls r kickin my ass... they look realy nice

wild_world_girl
wild_world_girl

HyperMetaDragon: "over 90 % of gamers are men. " I guess it's true - over 90% of all statistics stated on GS are made up. Recent studies show that the % of female gamers range from the low end at 38%, to the high end of 52%. No matter how you slice it, it isn't 9% or less, as you stated.

minos30
minos30

Everything is cool, but why do they have to put Amy "Valkyrie" Brady, Emily "Seppuku" Ong, Alyson "Calyber" Craghead, and Nelly "Psyche" Morele those are the dumbest nicknames I've ever heard.

honkyjesus
honkyjesus

my guess is the opposing teams were paid off congrats frag hoes

SecretWasianMan
SecretWasianMan

They're all fairly hot.... cept the one in the middle. She looks scary, and undoubtedly and expert in throat-slitting.

DLUX85
DLUX85

I smell marketing ploy on behalf of ubisoft. Them chicks are way too organized and a few look like models.

diminiansk8er
diminiansk8er

Horray? I guess this is a major accomplishment in changing the American views by the quote of, "You play like a girl." I guess now you can say "Thank you." Thank you Frag Dolls

Troueur
Troueur

Are they gona sing like those **** cat dolls :P

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

Sex has nothing to do with skill. The only reason why you always hear about men winning stuff is because of percentage- over 90 % of gamers are men. Females can be just as good, if not, better, than males at anything.

G_W_X
G_W_X

er Nope not awesome? I wouldn't be very happy if they beat me at a game I think am good at? Women beatign me at my own game, and am suppose to be happy about that? Not be sexist just being honest! I would definelty be as the britich say: pissed!!! As I said before I am being honest, tell me which guy would be happy women beating them at their own game?

wrect
wrect

Why do all female gamers feel compelled to either applaud or condemn the Frag Dolls? Can't we all just show polite indifference towards one another?

ele975
ele975

Well this IS awesome indeed. But what is with the battle of the sexes? either the male or the female should stop it. Man and Woman stand as one. meaning, both of the sexes are best at everything.

linmukai
linmukai

Those ladies look like hard-core ruthless killers. My kinda girls. Love it!