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First Female Player Reportedly On Tap to Join Overwatch League - Overwatch - MMORPG.com

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited February 2018 in News & Features Discussion

imageFirst Female Player Reportedly On Tap to Join Overwatch League - Overwatch - MMORPG.com

Overwatch News - PCGameN is reporting that the first female Overwatch player is ready to join the professional ranks in the Overwatch League. "Geguri" is a world class Zarya player and has sent out a Twitter clip indicating she's going to be joining a "foreign team" and that she'd received many offers from League owners. She did not say which team she is joining, though the speculation is that it will be the New York Excelsior.

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  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,235
    No comment.
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  • LeFantomeLeFantome Member RarePosts: 631
    Ah..ok.

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  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,638
    I'm a Overwatch player that indicated I'm joining a foreign team. Is that news worthy too?

    This isn't a signature, you just think it is.

  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    edited February 2018
    Perhaps it's significant because: 1) she never should have been left out in the first place. She's flipping amazing; 2) she's the first female in the OW League...see point 1; 3) it's an interesting factoid.

    If you actually followed the League, you'd know and understand that there's been a lot of discussion about how she was left out of the recruitment efforts. She is THE top Zarya player in the world. And she's only 18. *eyeroll* Monday trolls are so fun.
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,743
    SBFord said:
    Perhaps it's significant because: 1) she never should have been left out in the first place. She's flipping amazing; 2) she's the first female in the OW League...see point 1; 3) it's an interesting factoid.

    If you actually followed the League, you'd know and understand that there's been a lot of discussion about how she was left out of the recruitment efforts. She is THE top Zarya player in the world. And she's only 18. *eyeroll* Monday trolls are so fun.
    Was she left out because she was a girl before.....if so Related image
    wingoodcheyane

  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,889
    SBFord said:
    Perhaps it's significant because: 1) she never should have been left out in the first place. She's flipping amazing; 2) she's the first female in the OW League...see point 1; 3) it's an interesting factoid.

    If you actually followed the League, you'd know and understand that there's been a lot of discussion about how she was left out of the recruitment efforts. She is THE top Zarya player in the world. And she's only 18. *eyeroll* Monday trolls are so fun.

    They will need co-ed housing now Suzie, think of the enormous cost to esports.

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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,743
    Being a woman coming from an Asian country this type of stuff makes me angry and impotent and I look to the West to do things differently and it annoys me that Overwatch a Blizzard game definitely western does this crap too but glad it got rectified.
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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Is that a female? Or does it "identify" as female?
    Utterly disgusting and highly inappropriate, yet so revoltingly typical of so many. 
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,743
    SBFord said:
    Is that a female? Or does it "identify" as female?
    Utterly disgusting and highly inappropriate, yet so revoltingly typical of so many. 
    That's what people do to asexualize her so they can make themselves feel better. 
    SBFordNephethSovrathalkarionlogpostlarvalsiamesedadswingoodcheyane

  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,554
    edited February 2018
    Is that a female? Or does it "identify" as female?
    Keep that shit in the dark recesses of youtube and 4chan where it belongs.

    This is just someone fortunate and talented enough to take their hobby to a professional level.
    SBFordkitaradNephethSovrathAllerleirauhAvarixalkarionlogpostlarvalsiamesedadswingood
  • KabulozoKabulozo Member RarePosts: 932
    they should create both male and female league. 
  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,235
    edited February 2018

    Kabulozo said:

    they should create both male and female league. 



    Why? Just do them together not separated.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,554
    Kabulozo said:
    they should create both male and female league. 
    It's.... not an athletic sport. There is no tangible advantage that a male would have over a female or vice versa. We have male and female wrestling leagues for a reason, but this is different. Talent, communication, practice, and reflexes don't really discriminate.
    SBFordNephethSovrathScotbartoni33AvarixAsm0deuswingoodMirandel
  • XarkoXarko Member EpicPosts: 1,168
    Wow, impressive indeed, but to me for a whole different reason. Kudos to anyone who can not only stomach playing Zarya but also spend enough time playing her to become no.1 and not kill themselves in the process. Her willpower-level must be out of this world.
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,814
    Kabulozo said:
    they should create both male and female league. 
    Why, when she can hold her own?
    SBFordAllerleirauhpostlarvalwingood
  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Member RarePosts: 5,484
    If she's good she should play. There is no valid argument against it. Asians can look a little androgynous and some even go out of their way to emphasize it. Westerners tend to do everything possible to look their gender as if deathly afraid of being misgendered. It's cultural and up to the individual to decide what is healthy for them.
    SBFord

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  • ThexReporterThexReporter Member UncommonPosts: 124
    edited February 2018

    SBFord said:



    Is that a female? Or does it "identify" as female?


    Utterly disgusting and highly inappropriate, yet so revoltingly typical of so many. 



    Mod edit.
    uidLuc1dLOLPwnededIDontThinkSoNo
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,554
    If she's good she should play. There is no valid argument against it. Asians can look a little androgynous and some even go out of their way to emphasize it. Westerners tend to do everything possible to look their gender as if deathly afraid of being misgendered. It's cultural and up to the individual to decide what is healthy for them.
    Well, I mean she looks female to me. I'd date her. But asian women are kind of my thing.
    Xarko
  • ThexReporterThexReporter Member UncommonPosts: 124

    Aeander said:



    Is that a female? Or does it "identify" as female?


    Keep that shit in the dark recesses of youtube and 4chan where it belongs.

    This is just someone fortunate and talented enough to take their hobby to a professional level.



    Back to Tumblr, kid.
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  • XarkoXarko Member EpicPosts: 1,168
    Well lets talk frankly for a second. If she was attractive, she would not only be part of some top team from the very start, but she'd also become country's face of Overwatch and have a marketing contract etc etc.  We know how this bussiness works. Looks is a double edged sword for girls in gaming. Being attractive can push them places with amazing speed, being unattractive is like walking with shackle balls on each leg.
    SBFordbartoni33ScotSovrathsiamesedads
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,554

    Aeander said:



    Is that a female? Or does it "identify" as female?


    Keep that shit in the dark recesses of youtube and 4chan where it belongs.

    This is just someone fortunate and talented enough to take their hobby to a professional level.



    Back to Tumblr, kid.
    (Doesn't use Tumblr and never has, but thanks for assuming. How is Sargon doing?)
    SBFordJunglecharly
  • ThexReporterThexReporter Member UncommonPosts: 124

    Aeander said:





    Aeander said:






    Is that a female? Or does it "identify" as female?




    Keep that shit in the dark recesses of youtube and 4chan where it belongs.

    This is just someone fortunate and talented enough to take their hobby to a professional level.






    Back to Tumblr, kid.


    (Doesn't use Tumblr and never has, but thanks for assuming. How is Sargon doing?)



    Isn't that the bad guy from LOTR?
    AeanderuidLuc1dLOLPwnededIDontThinkSoNo
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,554

    Aeander said:





    Aeander said:






    Is that a female? Or does it "identify" as female?




    Keep that shit in the dark recesses of youtube and 4chan where it belongs.

    This is just someone fortunate and talented enough to take their hobby to a professional level.






    Back to Tumblr, kid.


    (Doesn't use Tumblr and never has, but thanks for assuming. How is Sargon doing?)



    Isn't that the bad guy from LOTR?
    That would be Sauron, but I appreciate the joke. Well played.
  • uidLuc1duidLuc1d Member UncommonPosts: 194
    edited February 2018


    SBFord said:

    Is that a female? Or does it "identify" as female?
    Utterly disgusting and highly inappropriate, yet so revoltingly typical of so many. 

    Mod edit.

    Mod edit. 
    LOLPwnededIDontThinkSoNo
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,554
    Xarko said:
    Well lets talk frankly for a second. If she was attractive, she would not only be part of some top team from the very start, but she'd also become country's face of Overwatch and have a marketing contract etc etc.  We know how this bussiness works. Looks is a double edged sword for girls in gaming. Being attractive can push them places with amazing speed, being unattractive is like walking with shackle balls on each leg.
    That might play a part in it, but it is my tendency to not assume circumstances. There are any number of team composition, communication, and personal connection issues, among other things which could contribute to any professional player being overlooked for pro teams. 
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