No Women Allowed at Hearthstone Tournament

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#51 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2299 posts) -

they should feel right at home then lol

#52 Posted by edwardecl (2239 posts) -

Fuck it, I think they should split the tournaments into male, female and race then don't allow the back people to compete with us white folks and then only run one tournament for black people. What sort of shit storm would that produce.

#53 Posted by superbuuman (3186 posts) -

@nini200 said:

@Desmonic said:

Now that is just dumb.

^ This.

#54 Posted by cainetao11 (19124 posts) -

So its the "pride" gaming tournament I guess? Have fun guys

#55 Edited by commonfate (12731 posts) -

I'm wondering if the person who made such a decision didn't anticipate a knee-jerk reaction or just doesn't care. I get the whole "taking e-sports seriously" thing but maybe e-sports doesn't need to be exactly like other organizations? Why not try to be a little better? I doubt any potential sponsor/affiliate would openly scoff at the lack of male/female segregation.

#56 Edited by foxhound_fox (90520 posts) -

Are they trying to rile up the Feminazis and Social Justice Warriors or something?

#57 Posted by JangoWuzHere (17301 posts) -

Why is chess divided into male and female leagues? That sounds really stupid...

This e-sports stuff is also really stupid.

#58 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

i think it would be sensible in these kind of sports which mostly test the brain to have mens, womens, and 'open'. 'cause you know, with women competing in the mens chess division its not really a mens division any more, innit? its an open one.

'athletes' could compete in their gender, and/or open.

i would insist upon personally inspecting every athlete's gender myself by chromosomal karyotype.

#59 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27887 posts) -

That's freaking pathetic.

#60 Edited by KungfuKitten (21401 posts) -

With all this nonsensical feminist rage we've seen the past year I could see this becoming a popular thing to do. Keep them away from fun things!
Seriously though, this is not the solution.

#61 Edited by LordQuorthon (5388 posts) -

Good!

#62 Posted by Sword-Demon (7001 posts) -

Let me elaborate a bit on the decision to create both male and female competitions. This decision serves two main goals of the IeSF:

1 - promoting female players. We know that e-Sports is largely dominated by male players and females players are actually a portion of the overall player base. By hosting a female-only competition, we strive to promote female gaming on a global scale.

2 - International standards. IeSF is very close to get e-Sports recognized as a true sports like it should be. Part of that efforts is to comply with the international sports regulations. For example, chess is also divided into male / female leagues.

But, we want you to know that we listen to you, and appreciate your feedback! Our efforts does not clash with the community opinion - but on the contrary - we are here for the future of e-Sports and will do our best to promote it as best as we can.

IESF

I suppose I agree with their reasoning in that they are trying to conform to international standards, but I disagree with the regulations themselves; for non-physical "sports," there's no good reason to divide males and females.

I don't understand why they don't offer the same games to females, though.

#63 Posted by Sollet (7508 posts) -

Well that is retarded indeed.

#64 Posted by santoron (7969 posts) -

Annnnnd it over. Policy reversed. World is a better place, yada yada yada...

Told you it wouldn't take long.

#65 Posted by ShepardCommandr (3220 posts) -

Good women belong in the kitchen.They should stick to cleaning and cooking not playing video games.

#66 Posted by MBirdy88 (8994 posts) -

@DJ-Lafleur said:

because gamers just don't appear shitty enough to the public eye already...

they have seperate leagues... like pretty much any sport. how is this different.

#67 Posted by MBirdy88 (8994 posts) -

@blackace said:

@jg4xchamp: That's dumb. What idiot thought those rules up. This is a video game we're talking about, not arm wrestling. Are they afraid some females would outsmart the males in Hearthstone? What a shame.

It's probably more to do with negative interaction... while I agree with you.... and I think this whole "seperate because woman can get offended/upset" only makes things worse.... what is the solution?

I think its sexist that gyms often have woman only areas .... and yet can take up the mens machines whenever they fancy. but oh well.

#68 Edited by SecretPolice (23270 posts) -

@ShepardCommandr said:

Good women belong in the kitchen.They should stick to cleaning and cooking not playing video games.

Bruuuhahahahah would read again.... :P

#69 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Now that is just dumb. With this I fully agree with the feminist side. There is no justifiable reason for this, at all.

no this is not. this tournament is for male gamers. there would be exclusively for females too.

beside gaming is mans hobby,

#70 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

Way to conform with your stereotypes videogame industry

#71 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34269 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@DJ-Lafleur said:

because gamers just don't appear shitty enough to the public eye already...

they have seperate leagues... like pretty much any sport. how is this different.

Okay.

Although I don't really see the point in it? In a physical sport it makes sense since a male athlete will typically have a physical advantage over a female athlete. Such an issue I'm assuming doesn't really apply to something like Hearthstone though.

#72 Posted by funkmaster1233 (418 posts) -

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS

I'm APPALLED at this decision! If any girls read this post, I am a great guy and not like all the others. Message me and we can play games together

#73 Edited by SambaLele (5528 posts) -

Ridiculous. There's no justifying this.

#74 Posted by Bishop1310 (1198 posts) -

good. they all just act as distractions to the super nerds anyway.

#75 Posted by LustForSoul (5909 posts) -

That's a very misleading title. Women and men are divided, they can play.

#76 Posted by OhSnapitz (18670 posts) -

@LordQuorthon said:

Good!

..I lol"d

..but this is terrible for the industry.

#77 Edited by KHAndAnime (14555 posts) -

@LustForSoul said:

That's a very misleading title. Women and men are divided, they can play.

If anything, this gives women more of a chance to be recognized competitively. Due to the contrast in th amount of male players and female players, female players have a better opportunity at being recognized for being the best.

#78 Posted by Jacanuk (5550 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/02/no-women-allowed-at-upcoming-hearthstone-tournament

The International e-Sports Federation's (IeSF) 6th e-Sports World Championship will take place this November, but if you're a woman looking to compete in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, you're apparently out of luck. Hearthstone, in addition to Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Dota 2, will be open to male entrants only according to a statement on the IeSF's Facebook page.

Right and where is the mediastorm about the "no men" female tournament held by the same people?

#79 Posted by lawlessx (47128 posts) -
@santoron said:

Annnnnd it over. Policy reversed. World is a better place, yada yada yada...

Told you it wouldn't take long.

this news wont travel fast enough..