Wednesday, March 8, 2017
What’s the score on gender diversity in esports?
While esports has been growing slowly but surely over the past two decades and embodying the trappings of other popular physical sports, it’s still not great at tackling the issue of gender diversity. Across most competitive games in the esports domain, male players and teams tend to dominate. For example, at the recent Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice, Poland, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive champions Astralis took home a $250,000 prize; on the other hand, the women’s tournament, which was part of Intel’s AnyKey diversity initiative, saw the winners – Europe’s Team Secret – take home $30,000. It’s worth noting that…
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