No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game’s Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster

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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—During yesterday’s Overwatch League media day in Los Angeles, one of the most mentioned names belonged to a player who’s not even on an OWL team. Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon, a top-level Zarya player who overcame a rash of cheating accusations and threats in 2016 was on the tip

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Then read this Kotaku article covering the Overwatch League Teams announcement yesterday. Out of 131 players, not o…
This article made me see red. So fucking lame.
More women play Overwatch than any other FPS. About 1 in 5 players are women. This is just sexism straight up
What a tragedy.
because females aren't good at video games. nobody wants to play for money with a female. carry on
Maybe female gamers are shite ?
“For that even to be the perception, it’d be so terrible to be her,” added Outlaws DPS player Jacob “JAKE”. “People…
These excuses are the worst. I'm so salty about it lol
Allow me to rework my tweet from yesterday. “Welcome to the #OverwatchLeague, May we present: White Men”.
Wow these excuses are terrible 🙄 Basically saying women have to work harder than men and wait for the right time be…
This bugs me. We know plenty of girls who’re really good at the game and still this happens.
My daughter @sizablewings8 is a HUGE Overwatch player that kicks everyone’s ass. It’s criminal that girl gamers are…
People are arguing "but there aren't many really good woman players" in the mentions without also talking about the…
So, 1 Overwatch character is a (former) female pro-gamer, but none of their actual pro-gamers are female. wtf Bli…
Fuck this shit 🖕
Such weak excuses. It’s 2018. More women in everything please.
I'm sorry but the purpose of team practice is to BUILD that team synergy. Can't have it out the bat like that. Even…
That’s because women are bad at video games lel
I remember feeling so proud to be able to play a game where the entire team was comprised of women characters. Toda…
Geguri is my @PlayOverwatch and Zarya Idol. It's a travesty that she's been drafted and excluded from…
this sucks. esports seems like it’s destined to be like all other sports. full of overpaid dudes who are scared to…
Professional esports is the theme of one of the books we have coming out in 2018. It’s been fascinating to learn ab…
E-Sports looks to be following the same trend as all other professional sports: primarily marketed to, played by, a…
wut? Not 1 woman is in #OWL2018 Don’t tell me you’re making a women’s division @Blizzard_Ent
OhForFucksSake.docx
"Magari per voi i videogiochi sono come le macchine, siete giustificate se fate un po' meh XD" Commento ricevuto l'…
But women don't play games! O wait. Yes, they fucking do.
@LaurenLonestar also interesting
Stay in show business lmfao
And out of all major non-women only basketball, football, LoL eSports, CoD eSports and diving teams, not one woman…
"We play a game featuring a character who is literally a professional gamer but see no reason to include real-life…
Dude, I know so many girls that could destroy me in Overwatch. This is so stupid.
"...is the press gonna call it a PR stunt, or is it because she was the best?” If she's good at what she does, who…
This is why it's so hard for me to get all that excited about @overwatchleague. It looks cool, but there's an embar…
I love the game. Sad and frustrating to see the OWL excluding the top women players from their rosters for such lau…
Sounds pretty sexist, especially given her skilled reputation
They try to describe how a team “picking up a female player would be a press bombshell” like hello? You invented th…
This article is a wonderful collection of stupid things men say to protect their false sense of machismo. Utter bul…
"If she keeps working hard, maybe someone with power in the industry will give her a shot. We'll just have to see."…
Overwatch League cancelled
I can’t imagine the kind of locker room talk happening on these teams.
well this is just bullshit. overwatch is supposed to be about diversity.
Get the fuck out here with this bullshit. A professional league should be based on skill not diversity hires. Also…
How many women are there at the level that the pros are vs the men?
Then read this Kotaku article covering the Overwatch League Teams announcement yesterday. Out of 131 players, not o…
This is insane.
When someone can kick the shit out of most other players in the league, you sign them regardless of the “hardships”…
FFS. The best thing you can do about a “PR stunt” teammate? Fucking declare that they’re on the team for their tale…
There are many kick ass female @PlayOverwatch players. Come on @Blizzard_Ent #dobetter @overwatchleague
Another reason why we need more women in esports!
Ugh... altogether kids If the talent is that damn good then there is no excuse by management not to get them, just…
After watching the Valiant Vs Shock game last night, I think that the Shock should pick up @Geguri2 . The language…
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH SJWS RUINING OWL ALREADY
We. Need. To. Fix. This.
Social justice wants to ruin everything
I feel bad about this.
They do realise that all these excuses actually read as "These boy's egos are fragile and we can't have a girl who…
I do not understand eSports. I understand this even less except for the fact that it looks like sexism and that is…
This is why I can't tolerate Felicia Day
And this is a game with high female representation. What the hell, @Blizzard_Ent ?
Do better @overwatchleague @Blizzard_Ent
I can't believe someone can be this stupid...
wow, the attitude of some of the people interviewed. shameful.
Source: Overwatch Media day. Article here:
That's why we don't talk on voice chat or admit our gender-we get harassed. We just came here to play a damn game a…
its called get good. It seems she's one tricking zarya, good for comp play, where she was originally accused for ch…
My god, the excuses by the managers in this article are ridiculous and rage inducing. Literal words of sexist, imma…
Yeah, sure. Of course
This is unacceptable. I'm not that good with shooters (though I LOVE Overwatch), but I bet there're tons of women b…
Not gonna support Overwatch League with a single dime or second of my time until things change.
What a dumb ass
Bummer one of the most diverse games cant get it righr irl.
Fuck off, #OverwatchLeague...
🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵
As a famale gamer if I don’t see myself represented why should I care about this overwatch league, there’s no one I…
Women don't even know what rocket jumping is.
No Overwatch League team signed the game's most notable female pro to their roster
Im excited about OWL but this stuff is always in the back of my mind. I see people say "well they just picked the b…
the actual article nobody in the comments bothered to read: they wanted to sign a woman, but the excuse was that b…
"Mid tier level player didn't make the cut"
Female Overwatch League, problem solved. Worked for USWNT soccer with no issues that I bothered to read about.
Why hasn't Geguri been signed? Cause sexism.
WHERE IS THE FUCK BOIS ANNOYING THE HELL OUT OF ME FOR QUESTIONING OVERWATCHLEAGUE WHERE ARE THESE COWARDS NOW?
I like that the teams in this article are basically saying "a team will come along that's going to give a female pl…
Not this again. Games are for everyone and as a female gamer idgaf if there's no female pro in e-sports. If they w…
I know it's Kotaku but this point needed to be brought up a few hundred more times!
"Now isn’t the time to give women players a shot, but someday they’ll totally be part of the Overwatch League, some…
Absolutely unacceptable IMO
Comment section surprised me this much: Women have to work harder to get on the same level of recognition as guys…
sorry, can't support #OWL2018 so i'll just keep playing every other game
I noticed. Noticed there were no women on any of the teams. Same bullshit, different year. The comments just prove…
"We don't know if she's qualified." That's sweet talk for "We didn't try because xyz reason." For Kotaku, this is a…
This is the problem with the esports meritocracy argument. Geguri did everything she had to do. She's popular and h…
Unsurprised, yet depressing. Sigh
SIGN. THIS. GIRL. #owl2018 @overwatchleague
I can't even....... ._. “There is absolutely no reason that she couldn’t do it. I think she knows that. I know she…
Dah tak fit in dengan team nak buat guane. Bodo la Kotaku ni.
Speaking of diversity in Overwatch Esports.
@ericsaupe you and I were just talking about @Geguri2! I wanna believe this is just a matter of her age...
This is the single most important Overwatch Esports story: We're in the digital age, and "sports" (aka games that m…
WHY must women work harder to break into professional e-sports?! The reasons these teams gave for not signing a wom…
geez what kind of excuses....."now is not a good time"? Well maybe after this season ends start thinking about incl…
TL;DR "YEAH SHE'S GOOD AND I TOTALLY SUPPORT WOMEN IN ESPORTS BUT WE DON'T WANT HER BC IT'D BE A HASSLE TO DEAL WIT…
So the excuses about not taking her on, is that her feelings could be hurt if it's seen as a PR stunt? Oh, do fuck…
so bsically what they said was... "we want female players..................later." lol ok
Fuck off Kotaku.
I like the format of the #OWL2018 but it bothered me there were no women on ANY of the teams. This reasoning is jus…
This doesn't match the spirit of Overwatch. This is a terrible reflection of the community @Blizzard_Ent
Hire more women
I was watching some of the @overwatchleague matches last night and I wondered how no one had signed her yet. As usu…
I'm super pumped to watch @overwatchleague but the lack of professional female players represented really sucks.…
all the excuses in this article make me sick
I'm sure it has nothing to do with that fact she may just not be a good fit for the teams or that maybe all those p…
Oh man, I'm soooooo surprised 🙄. This leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
They won’t take any women players because they’d get harassment over it. Do they listen to themselves, I wonder?
@TMSailorScouts Une chance de quelques équipes ne baissent pas les bras!
Mano, os motivos são tão bullshit que nem sei
Gentlemen, please grow up before you ruin another generation with this ridiculousness. At least my kids know better.
Why?! Conclusion: We totally think she should keep playing, she's great but, you know, she will have to play "reall…
Sad @Blizzard_Ent "Yes, women have it harder, players, coaches, and owners admit, but they’ll win out in the end. J…
for those who dont want to read and research much into the subject: its not just "just cuz she's a girl" even tho…
The excuses listed… monkaS
The quotes contained in this article are rather depressing. If you want the best team, pick the best players. Don't…
noticed the lack of females immedialtey and these "reasons" make me so upset 😡😡😡😡
because she isnt pro level im so fuckin tired of people saying this. yes shes good on ladder but put her on a team…
I think articles like this will just backfire the pro-girls effort. Let's just let them be part of the scene becaus…
fuck off forever, OWL.
actually confused why they wouldn't pick up this great tank player. She might have stopped after what happened to h…
Some of these replies are fucking cancer
Are you kidding?! Overwatch, you had ONE JOB. ONE JOB.
Sacanagem, Geguri é muito foda.
mana ada perempuan main game. duh.
I mean, I guess they could try an all-female team... Would certainly be...umm...brave...
The @overwatchleague had an absolutely killer debut today but this casts a slightly dark shadow on the proceedings.…
So sick of this $#!+ "concerns over co-ed player housing" my butt.
If she wasn't selected because there were more talented people, I'm all for it. If she was passed over because of h…
And the problem is?
if you don't start giving women chances NOW "eventually" becomes "a long time" before women actually join the scene.
Geguri's Zarya is better than some of the players in the OWL, her D.Va isn't as strong and that's what teams are lo…
talk👏about👏it👏
-sigh- we just had to bring this up. "Women will have to work even harder" fucking really? That's a way to say it k…
Also, we should note the lack of female casters and analysts - there is so much talent beyond gameplay which often…
Oh yeah, fuck Overwatch League and eSports. You're part of the problem.
She only plays Zarya, end of story
I wondered why Geguri was never mentioned nor signed by any of the teams. She's nutty on Zarya, hope some of the te…
Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon. Not being on a pro Overwatch League team is some BS. But yeah keep your stuff boys only & i…
overwatch league has no women players, and it doesn't seem like anybody's in a hurry to change that
Teams want the best players and best chance to win regardless of sex or race. This isn't hard.
I find it so ABSURD that ONLY MEN are the top Overwatch players. It's sexism and bias. anyone who think otherwise c…
I don't believe any esports leagues or professionals discriminate against women's participation competitively, even…
maybe women, in general, simply aren't interested in competitive overwatch?
this is just the beginning #gamergate
hey look, I'm usually okay with critiques like that EXCEPT I'M PRETTY SURE SHE SAID IN THE PAST SHE DOESN'T WANT…
We talked about this on @LeaderboardNet - we need bets to be made on women players. Statistically, there have to be…
"We cant have a woman on the team bc what if pr shit blows up!" then defend her you assholes
hi first of all i love @Vahn16 and im glad he wrote this but also wow this is so many people saying a bunch of real…
IT'S JUST NOT THE TIME RIGHT NOW of *course*
Yet somehow pointing this out is somehow 'sexism' towards men, and 'racist' toward white men.
Good article, and highlights the pathetic excuses the teams have given, for a game that has excellent representatio…
Sigh....stop making this a thing. If a female gamer is good enough they will get signed. Thats literally all it com…
When I watched the shoes a few weeks back at the arena, I asked the same question and relieved similar answers, I'm…
2018 and y'all still care about Esports
.@TheHeathHindman great read.
ever see a take so bad
Including Geguri.
Fuck """""Esports""""""
if you ever wanted to know if eSports was a mistake go read quotes from the team managers here
NONE? This is genuinely surprising in 2018.
Real talk, DEEPLY disappointed in @Blizzard_Ent for allowing the league to continue in the face of this sexist rubb…
And so it continues...
what a fucking shock
@ojaiethan @overwatchleague @SFShock @LAValiant eat my dick sexist man-child
this is so dissapointing
smh... what year is it again?
You know your rag is trash when you actively dispute the core claim of your lede less than halfway through the arti…
Wow how ugly. You're telling me they're just picking the best players? Diversity first! Lawl!
Este artículo es absurdo, Geguri hizo muy mala temporada en uno de los peores equipos ¿Por qué iban a ficharla? Tie…
It's been the case in esports for a while now. I've barely seen women who want to get into esports. It's probably j…
"Yes, women have it harder, players, coaches, and owners admit, but they’ll win out in the end. Just, you know, lat…
This is @Blizzard_Ent 's fault. They suck around gender in so many ways.
Wow this really bums me out
Funny how the numerous feminist corporations out there didn't pony up the cash to register a team ...
Over 100 players, 0 women. Overwatch League is off to a great, sexist start. The excuses in this article are just…
Every VC and ad sales presentation on esports that I've seen has only mentioned millennial males. It's pretty clear…
Ye cause playing online multiplayer video games is not frustrating enough when people single you out for being a gi…
Breaking news: the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB are also all sexist leagues /s
Such bullshit, sorry the internet sucks.
TBH @Omeed is right, this is just ridiculous. It's 2018, and E-Sports have the rare ability to start on even ground…
Exactly my thoughts. Over 100 players 0 women...
Co-ed housing? Are you fucking serious, @PlayOverwatch ?? Soldiers can live together, how about you raise that matu…
"Blah blah blah, women should TOTALLY be taken seriously in esports...but we won't sign her."
@roxiqt My level of anger after reading this article is so friggin' high! This woman already had to livestream to "…
it's really hard not to read the men quoted in this article as anything other than sexist, self-obsessed $#*!%@&$ w…
@PlayOverwatch @overwatchleague :/
I feel bad for this woman and hope she gets a shot! No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female…
This is terrible. No Overwatch pro league teams signed Geguri, a top-tier woman player. Because politics, because f…
This is worth reading. Status quo needs to be shaken up.
@Namaslaying There was. Excuses, as usual...were made. Bad excuses at that. Fragile man baby excuses.
As much as I love #OWL2018... This is fucking bullshit. Female gamers deserve inclusion, @PlayOverwatch, we earned…
if you feel like raging, read this:
The reasons Geguri didn't get picked up are pretty much cop-outs, though. Why foster inclusivity when the status qu…
@mikemearls @overwatchleague Not really. I don't like watching gaming events that intentionally exclude women from…
MFW I read the quotes and sentiments expressed in this article.
"Yes, women have it harder, players, coaches, and owners admit, but they’ll win out in the end. Just, you know, lat…
"we'd absolutely like to hire a woman in the future but you know it's hard to fight the system" they say about a sy…
fuck overwatch league
"I heard this line of reasoning a few times throughout the day: now isn’t the time to give women players a shot, bu…
and this is the article on her not getting signed - spitfire for example said they didn't want people from differen…
This article is like a punch to the chest. A whole list of teams who say "yeah it'd be really hard for a woman in e…
Geguri is a STAR she ain't got time for this fuckshit anyway: No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notab…
Korea’s top woman Overwatch player and the overwhelming bias against her: Then, the sad, s…
@crokuta Lol. They'll sponsor XQC but still don't have a single woman because she has to be "good enough to not hav…
@ashtonisVULCAN Here's another good shitty example. It's amazing how they have to come up with excuses.
@m0oVe @SirScoots Geguri is a very good female pro and may were suprised that she wasnt signed to any OWL league te…
Are you kidding me?! You are worried about how people will think it's a PR stunt? Yeah right. Just say it. You don'…
@FourCourtJester @WookieForc3
@PlayOverwatch Interested to hear about your plans to make league more inclusive and welcoming to women.…
Wouldn't it be cool if Overwatch had created a league that was welcoming to women?
Yes, women have it harder, players, coaches, and owners admit, but they’ll win out in the end. Just, you know, late…
@Blizzard_Ent This sucks. Women are capable of playing video games, at excelling at them, j…
No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster vía @kotaku
This is laughable fucking garbage. Their excuses ?????????????
None of the Overwatch League teams signed Geguri, who's probably the most talented Zarya player in the world. Just…
How many excuses until it actually happens tho
@Knight_Sigma @YourPalRags @Polygon @HND_Overwatch Here’s an article where multiple leaders of professional Overwat…
With the second day of #OWL2018 about to start let's talk about this ridiculous hit piece from Kotaku.
@overwatchleague @Blizzard_Ent This is BULLSHIT. #OverwatchLeague
@geekyglamorous @ItsGamma777 @Mort3mer @Blizzard_Ent @mortimer Did you guys happen to read the article where the ma…
“You have to go through hurdles, like if you pick up a player, is the press gonna call it a PR stunt, or is it beca…
Cool to see the balanced gender representation between OWL and characters in the game: OWL: 131 men (100%) 0 women…
@flameIRL welp you were quoted in here
No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster via @kotaku
☕️🐸 #OverwatchLeague
No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster via @kotaku
@YourPalRags @Polygon @HND_Overwatch There’s an interview on Kotaku where professional team leaders specifically sa…
@ok_devalias
Women shouldn’t have to livestream to prove they can play. Let’s talk about how many female gamers like Geguri have…
exasperating
‘In the meantime, women will just have to work harder than everyone else and also only enter when the circumstances…
@Saiyrose @Mort3mer @Blizzard_Ent The bars are ABSOLUTELY different, as I said, players and team owners have admitt…
@feliciaday @MicaBurton @MicaBurton
everything the outlaws team said on this is terrible and part of the problem
@overwatchleague Especially when there's a story like this out there.
@NotPatrick Well, “blind eye” was too harsh, I admit. You’re so excited about OW esports I just thought you’d menti…
@HelloMissPotter you're not the only one who's saddened by the lack of women in #OWL2018
"Yes, women have it harder, players, coaches, and owners admit, but they’ll win out in the end. Just, you know, lat…
What year is this?????? No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster…
@LAValiant @PatrickRothfuss @Geguri2 Reason being, there are ZERO women in OWL during its inaugural season, and tha…
@McGravyOW My thoughts and an article explaining why, if not the main reason, there were no women on the OWL:…
I'm really enjoying watching #OverwatchLeague but this is an upsetting issue and the response from the teams is ext…
Lots of excuses here @overwatchleague - not impressed
@TheRickRosen @overwatchleague
@PatrickRothfuss @cher I know you both play Overwatch. Did you see this sexist bullshit in the new League teams?
Yes, esports is still a mistake.
No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster via @kotaku
@Anathemaaaaaa @Smalls2233 There were women that were good enough that weren't picked up because of misogyny.
@StuffLikeGames I like Overwatch now.
@LordStreetGuru @Saiyrose @Mort3mer @Blizzard_Ent I mean, the talk about Geguri is pretty telling of itself. "Rules…
No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster via @kotaku
What astounds me is the teams who were questioned flimsy as hell reasons why.
No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster via @kotaku
@OMENbyHP So @OMENbyHP, you liked my tweet. Did you happen to catch this article on the Overwatch games? Don't supp…
It's sad that the most accomplished female player won't appear on the Overwatch's scene of pros
If you've seen a Geguri video, you know she deserves a spot in the league.
@overwatchleague What is the issue with women in Esports? You would think its 1919 with the way these OW teams are…
@OverwatchBoston, I can't tell from the names & avatar, but is your team co-ed? Asking....for a few million friends…
this makes me so mad! The reasons they gave for not signing her are so dumb!
"I’ve read a lot of articles about her having hard times, and that sucks. But that’s the hurdle. You have to get th…
Add Overwatch to the list of things that would be more fun without shitty straight guys.
Having lady parts is a well-known handicap in online games.
I was excited for this until I realized there were no women players at all. Wtf. You mean no woman player in the wo…
@darkwalker787 @Polygon @HND_Overwatch They specifically state they didn’t want to hire her because they wanted to…
In eSports, there can be female avatars, but not real females playing 🤔. "In a few years..." How?! Point me to a…
@_Rebelian I recommend this article to see the ridiculous justifications:
No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster via @kotaku
@Bens_RX7s Unfortunately, there are several teams and players on record proving that's not true. :( Here, check out…
Then read this Kotaku article covering the Overwatch League Teams announcement yesterday. Out of 131 players, not o…
This is really disapointing. Saying "one day there will be lots of women in the league" while also saying "one of t…
No Overwatch League Team Signed The Game's Most Notable Female Pro To Their Roster via @kotaku
@meaty_pizza @darkwalker787 @Polygon @HND_Overwatch Yo I have a life. But here’s a link to the interview where they…

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