Well, when you play casual or popular games, you can always expect a tremendous amount of toxicity, regardless of your gender.
@YHL6965 "Yeah yeah, internet culture, bullying is normal and everyone should be able to handle a bit of shit talk."I think it's a poor excuse to undermine the extra amount of totally unnecessary shit women have to deal with, though. Like you can't treat women like that and then wonder why a majority of them don't have any interest in playing games, whether it's on a serious level with teams or on a more casual level for fun. The toxicity takes a lot of the fun out of it, especially when you're being attacked for no other reason than your gender.
That's why I don't play popular games, because it's full of toxicity. Gender is just another reason, these toxic people are like bullies, they look for a random reason to spit their hate out. That's why I quit games like Overwatch, because the community is just crap and it ruined a pretty good game in my opinion. Meanwhile, there are games where you can find the most chill people in the world.
"women can't play games"... some people can, tho
kick some Korean guys' asses: premising, "Of course, I was muchhh better than most of other foreign gamers"
Jesus fucking hell you look younger than 23. By the time you are 50 you'll look 25
@Jennifer_32 lol Thanks (?) :)
A career in e-sports is not as stable as in actual sports either. So they have to deal with taking risks, which girls don't seem to like. There's also that in the event of the job getting dismissed (game/team/person stops being profitable), they would have to learn things from scratch again for another one job, which amplifies the risk of not performing just as good on the new one and not being able to score a job with the effort they put in, all that turning into wasted unproductive time.
I sort of assumed all teams are co-ed by default, and making an all female team seemed like a gimmick. I don't know anything about eSports culture, though, and maybe there's some gender-based gatekeeping I'm not aware of.
@Boppy I'm into the Overwatch league. As far as I know (and I'm starting out), there's maybe one woman (Kim "Geguri" Se-yeon) on any of the teams I've seen... So I can only speak a little about the Overwatch League. I get some of the reasons... if anyone, but let's say a girl specifically doesn't speak the same language as most of the team, then a vital element (communication) doesn't work. That's not sexism. This is why there were a few all Korean (or other ESL) teams first, as opposed to co-ed (which came about in other seasons). There may be some teams that are anti woman, but I honestly think that it's not a conscious decision to have all male teams. I would think the league itself would be coed, but it's just that there are not enough women who could be considered pro to choose from, but maybe I'm just unaware.
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Well, There's also a lot of strong women too! We're all equal, Both genders are just as good
Gotta have that coincidence and mind-work. Females are just as good as males
Yeah it is really annoying. I'm not good enough to be a pro gamer but I was decent when I was younger in HS. I had to play a lot to get to that level. It literally becomes their job 12 hours a day.All these females complaining (about many male dominated fields) make it sound like they can't compete without men stepping aside and letting them win. It sounds really pathetic.
Utterly agree! I recall reading that the top 10 best paying majors were STEM and that they are dominated by guys. While the bottom 10 worst paying majors were overwhelmingly dominated by girls. This is also the source of the Gender Pay Wage Gap.
The bottom 10 were fields like elementary education and social work. Touchy-feely fields rather than logic driven ones.
@Physics-Man A lot of factors go into the gender pay gap, in fact the only factor that doesn't affect it is gender.
All hail the white queen
No joke you are 100% right lmao. Back in the day in black ops 2 everytime there was a girl on the mic everyone would get on mic and have to talk to her. Tbf i did too but i was 12 so cannot blame me haha.
I agree with all of this. Besides if both of us liked the same stuff, how boring would that be?