StarCraft 2 Drama: Eve - the First Female Pro

Eve - the First Female Pro

StarCraft 2 Drama: Eve - the First Female Pro

Wow, this story, written by Becky, is riveting. I know we've got some StarCraft 2 fans in here. I'm glad that Eve seems really stoked to be playing StarCraft 2, and I think a lot of the grief she's getting is from jealous players who are mad that they didn't get selected for a pro-gaming teamE. 

In the end, I agree with Becky:

"Gaming is about fair play and healthy competition and challenging ourselves. And fun, dammit. It's supposed to be about having fun. There is nothing sportsmanlike or respectable about tearing down a player based on their gender, or their race, or anything else that sets them apart. There is nothing fair about feeling that because you are different, you must work twice as hard to be respected on the same level as everyone else. That is not why we play. That is not what we, as a community, are about.

So, no, I don't need Eve to win the whole thing. What I want for her is to be able to play the game she loves. I want her to become an integral part of her team, to be cheered for and judged no differently than any other. I want her to have an experience she can look back on and say, "Wow, I did that, and that's awesome." I sincerely hope that all this hullabaloo will die down enough for her to do just that."

What do you guys think?

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Wow, great article. I read every word from that link. Eve is in a tough position. Any loss by her and her detractors will pounce. If she wins a lot, she probably will not get enough credit from it. She's probably going through a lot of mental stress, I hope her team mates are able to keep her confident.

As for letting her in the group even though there might be others better than her why don't they let time sort that out? If she's not ready for prime time it will show in her matches and she will leave voluntarily. But what if she's actually able to compete steadily at that level? The only way to know is to just let her play. What she got was an invitation to try to play with the best, not a free pass independent of her performance.

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