The International e-Sports Federation’s decision to keep men and women separated in e-sports, which is something IeSF decided more than a year ago, comes from its “effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sports.” It is also in the wake of normalized misogyny that limits choices and opportunities for women. The Finnish qualifier tournament, open only to Finnish male Hearthstone players, is just one example of women being forced out of e-sports.
The following day: the tournament is now open to all! :D
Nowadays, coding isn’t just a skill useful for working at a tech company; engineering isn’t just for engineers. Interior design. Medicine. Architecture. Music. No matter what a girl dreams of doing, learning how to code will help her get there," YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote in a post announcing the project. "Their future — our future — is made with code.
In a statement, Robert Morris University said it “recognizes the value and legitimacy of e-sports,” with Kurt Melcher, the college’s associate athletic director, calling League of Legends a “competitive, challenging game which requires significant amount of teamwork to be successful.”
Cassandra’s “camo confession” video choked me up as soon as she started wiping away her foundation. I completely empathize with her story of growing up, and still having, persistent severe acne (and rosacea too in my case), and going through the phase where you try to use makeup to overcompensate.
Some days are easier than others, but no matter what, we show up to our mat and do our best. Dedication and consistency keep us progressing, whether it’s a new posture or a new title. Put in the effort and grace takes care of the rest.