DELDE115 (EUW)
: I did get the meaning of "jumping the shark" (That is if the reference is literal). Ao Shin started in 2012, he was put in the ice box and through time he has now become Aurelion Sol. Eventhough its not the same champion, Aurelion Sol came from Ao Shin, that said, Aurelion Sol was in development for 4 years. Look at Azir. He started been created since Ahris release on Live servers (Ahri was released in 2011), Azir was released in 2014 (3 years in development).
Well, that's what I meant: If he's laid on ice, there's not really any development going on. If you buy some Spaghetti and eat them 3 weeks later, you don't say "I boiled Spaghetti for 3 weeks." BeING in the develpment implies some kind of work being done. That aside, the only thing Ao and Sol have in common is that they're dragon-themed. By Riot's own admission, they never got beyond drawn concepts with Ao Shin. Hell, they didn't even put together a kit for him. So all they had was a serpent-like dragon with wind powers....of which only the dragon-thing survived. As far as we can tell he has more in common with Shyvana,
DELDE115 (EUW)
: Probably, but lets face it. This is only because Aurelion Sol is an evolution of Ao Shin, a Champion that was in concept since 2012! This Dragon has been in developement for 4 years!!! While no other champion will EVER become as popular as Aurelion Sol, that doesnt mean Riot wont make amazing champions in the future.
Not quite sure if you get what is meant with "jumping the shark". Also, he wasn't in development for four years. That's not how design works. By that same logic both Elise and Maokai would've been under development for about the same amount of time.
DELDE115 (EUW)
: Aurelion Sol: The Star Forger Returns
If he actually is that huge and has the power to create stars at will, as is implied here, then I think we just arrived at LoL's definite shark-jumping moment.
Mepodis (EUW)
: Is ''Allahu akbar'' allowed to say?
I fucking loved every word of that post xD Apart from 'considered' being written with an 's' but I'll let that one slide.
B00B00 (EUW)
: except in both cases streamlining was needed, having pointless talents/masteries was pointless. games change.
That's what is commonly known as an excuse. And for the "games change"-line you can add "vapid" as a prefix. Streamlining, especially to the insane degree it has happened in both games, was not "needed", it was wanted. A wider array of options allows for more player costumization, which might not be considered much of a priority in a MOBA game but WoW, as a ROLE PLAYING game certainly benefited from it. Back in WoW the excuse was that many talents weren't "fun", probably the same kind of fun that ended the game with a perk-instead of a talent system. And make no mistake: These new "masteries" are also just another perk system. That is why the only thing of debate nowadays are the keystone-masteries, while everything on the way there is pretty much filler. Give it a few more months and I promise you that either the 5-point masteries will become 1-point masteries as well, or we'll witness directly the next step of cutting down on player-choice in the name of "making things more accesible" or some similar PR-fart. Hell, in these very forums, a Riot employee was quoted that they wanted "one mastery combination that is right for each champion". That was the intend: To go away from how players would like to play their champs and move more towards how champions SHOULD be played. Which brings us back to your statement: It is in no way, shape or form "needed", it is desired by the developers, since it makes their job easier. And WoW is all but proof for that development, where large and varying talent-trees where first streamlined, then cut down significantly and ultimately replaced with the perk system that's in place today. And the fans gobbled it up, since it was always sold to them under the guise of some vague term like "fun" or "accessibility" or, as you do, declaring talents that allow for more in-depth costumization as "pointless". Those phrases fall into the same category as the infamous "Button - Awesome" speech for Dragon Age 2. Or, to put it in image form: http://i.imgur.com/lCo1uAP.jpg
: Deja vu! I am loosing my mind WoW is repeating itself on LoL
Rework of the talen- erm, I mean mastery-system. You're welcome. Also: Tentacles and Streeeeeaaaaaaaamlining.
: I don't get why people even complained about Rengar
Reading the answers to this post is depressing.... but it makes so many of my in-game experiences make sense now. Now to find out why ADHD isn't on the list of the most terrifying diseases known to mankind. Also +1 for the funtional colander joke.
: It would split the entire playerbase and would make both systems obsolete, that's why that can't be done. But lets be honest now, we complain WAYYYY too much, like WAY to much. No matter how big a company is it is still run by humans, and we all know humans make mistakes, imo im glad they're finally attempting at fixing the roles which were impossible to get due to everyone saying I SAID MID FIRST OARWOAO
What are you talking about? Nothing would have changed. We spent more than 2 years with team builder, draft and blind pick. For two years those three modes existed next to each other. And all of a sudden it would "split the playerbase" because draft pick now has fancy animations? Hell, not only did you pull this statement straight out of your ass, it makes even less sense given how Riot already announced what is essentially Team Builder 2.0. Kindly dial down on the melodramatic bullshit, thanks. And the whole "I said mid first"-nonsense **never **was an issue in Team Builder. It always was and still is an issue of **blind** pick, a mode Riot has left utterly untouched so far.
Vo1dWalker (EUNE)
: Still they are not failing their jobs it is as i said. You can't balance more than 100 champions at the same time. Nobody got time for that. And from my experience ryze was one of the best champions since season 1 it is normal that sometime he would be nerfed but he will comeback sometime.
And no one asked for balance between all champions. No one even asked for Ryze to remain one of the strongest champions in the game. The claim here is that the changes would absolutely cripple him. And while I myself lack the experience with Ryze to either confirm or deny that claim, IF it should turn out to be true, then yes, that would be a failure on Riot's part. Because weakening a champion is completely acceptable. Making him unusable is unacceptable.
Vo1dWalker (EUNE)
: Man it's normal that some champions will be totaly useless. League of Legends has more than 100 champions, they can't be balanced at the same time. There are patches that some champs are totaly useless and then in the next patch they'll be strong as hell. And riot is not responsible for this while there are a LOT of players crying about broken champions and their super powers.
Eh, large difference here: Champions that are stronger than others and champions that are outright useless. It IS normal for some champions being stronger/easier to win with at any given time. That comes with the territory. If picking a certain champion effectively removes you as a factor from the game, that is not normal. That's just the designers failing at their job.
Shadòw (EUW)
: and you mad because now you have to play sth that actually needs more skill then just smashing on your keyboard?
Yes, how DARE he play a champion that happens to be one of the many, many simpler champions in the game. It's not like picking your favourites out of a large roster is an essential part of any competitive game with a large r-oh wait...
: What's up with the team builder whining?
Love it when people answer their own questions. You said it right there: They removed a pick mode that fit a niche of players: Blind Pick for those that just want to play quickly and don't care about which position they have to fill. TB for people who know exactly what they want to play. And Draft for people who really hate themselves. They overhauled draft and removed TB. So that entire second group of players is now stranded and either has to deal with the sheer randomness that is blind pick or the convoluted mess that is Draft. And the thing that is so annoying is that this issue could've been easily avoided by simply leaving TB as an option. And yes, yes, I know they announced that they will bring a normals-version of the new pick system but again, why not leave TB in the game and replace it once you're done with the new system? It's just bad planning on an epic level.
Arsene (EUNE)
: STOP WITH THE JINX GIF
I don't know how you didn't see this coming.
: Tell me how you can possible screw up with this.
Until I significantly cut down my champion pool, I regularly outdid or even crippled Nasus with Garen, even before the whole Juggernaut-nonsense. Basically anything that can circumvent his slow has no one but himself to blame if Nasus snowballs. Except of course if Nasus' jungler babysits him and your own jungler is off somewhere else. But the most common top laners really should have little issue harrassing him early on.
: [SUGGESTION] NEW CHAMPSELECT 'PREFERED ROLE'
We had that. It was called Team Builder. And thanks to some dunce at Riot, upon whom I wish the worst case of anal warts, btw, we got that taken away from us for absolutely no reason. So anyone who knew exactly what he wanted to play is now fucked, because aforementioned douchenozzle lacked the mental capacity to comprehend that the new champ select and Team Builder were not competing modes. So direct your thanks at whatever backwards inbred is responsible for being stuck with the abject insanity that is Blind Pick.
Gorizzly (EUW)
: Yasuo skin idea: calligraphy yasuo
Usually I have to cringe when I see a fan suggestion that blatantly reminds me of an overrated contemporary manga. But this? This I like! A lot.
: I don't mean to sound condescending, but what exactly would be the difference? Normal Draft seems pretty teambuilderish to me.
Well, the very first one you just pointed out yourself. There are quite a number of people who have no interest in dealing with the annoyance that is draft pick and, even more significantly, to people like me, the idea of banning characters in a competitive game just seems silly, as ingrained as it might be in (certain?) MOBAs. Teambuilder also was an option to pick a specific champion in a specific position, which was great for people who really are in the mood for playing only their favourite champ/position or those who simply have/had a very limited champion pool. It was a boon to player choice. Currently, that option simply doesn't exist. In Draft, I can either have someone else in my team pick the champion I'd like to play, have this champion banned or an opponent picking this champion. Also, I'm forced to pick two roles, there's no other option. So if I'm an experienced mid-laner with a vast array of different mid-champs and exactly ONE top-laner, then get assigned top-lane by the game, I can just hope that my one top-lane champion isn't taken from me. Great perspective. In blind pick, I have to pray to all gods that my connection is fast enough to win the retardo-shouting match for positions, plus a plethora of additional issues. And how to get out of that? Dodge and eat a 5-minute block. Everytime things go bad. Even though I might've saved not only myself but also the team from a frustrating match. TeamBuilder gave me to option to say "Alright, I want to pick, let's say, TF mid" and done. Might take longer waiting times (with "longer" meaning mostly something between whopping 5-10 minutes) but I got exactly what I wanted. So we'd have three modes for three types of players: Blind Pick for those who want a quick match and don't care which champion or which position. TB for those who know exactly what they want. And Draft for...well, for those who have a major sports ed-fetish, I guess. TB was the ideal mode for me. Now I'm stuck with Blind pick and a mode I really, REALLY don't care about. And it's gone for absolutely no reason.
: Auto Lock in Champselect
I don't know if you want to be stuck in a game with a bunch of people, for potentially an hour, when those people don't meet the neccessary requirements to press a huge, colourful button. Just saying, the concept of i.e. focus priority in a team fight is positively rocket science in comparison. And I wouldn't feel comfortable giving the keys to a car to someone who fails to understand the concept of a spoon.
Smerk (EUW)
: There will be new champ select, just adjusted for blind pick, without bans and pick order
For which we unfortunately have no release date whatsoever. Meanwhile I still have to hear one sane reason from Riot (or anybody, in fact) why they couldn't just let TB exist parallel to the new queue, given how they both serve completely different purposes. And once the new, new champ select is done, replace TB with something that actually fills the same niche.
Big Poro (EUW)
: hhhhhhhhh i'm glad you liked the video ;) hope you get in a better league by the end of the season :D
Rioter Comments
: just lol at it and thats it xD no reason for a ban :')
"So, this guy went 5-0 in 5 minutes and didn't upgrade his machete..." "BAN HIM! Make him wear the badge of shame!"
: i went beyond your ranting example and gave you an advocate. your thought process is just so black and white and you think this one example is all anyone wants to talk about; no one has any context on your example, only 10 people in the world witnessed it, how can we talk about that? "your reading comprehension is shit" no mate, your job with your post was to initiate a debate and state your stance, you could've just asked: " why is "Try Hard" a derogatory term? i don't understand " you didn't need to write 7 sarcasm and frustration filled passages that add nothing, i'm not interested in your literary skills, i just want to tell you why the term exists and why it wasn't born by what ever long winded insult you used. "Stellar logic there, poindexter, though somewhat flawed, given how you just brought up an example of a botlane going 0/25 within 15 minutes." are you serious? taking the piss out of exaggerating? someone with "an IQ that doubles up as a shoesize" someone like that wouldn't be able to use a computer let alone type enough to be toxic. so you can fuck right off with that. ' oh your lack of metaphors and being a bellend with 100% irony meant I; Steven Fry's literary genius of a grandson, could not tell it was exaggeration ' you're a fucking brat " all games can be taken competitively and seriously, all games can be played jokingly with mocking, taunting, and shit talking. Quite debatable and if the premise of your game is quite literally "Over there are five guys, kill them and destroy their stuff" the competetive part is right there. But really, that has nothing to do with the issue. " yo i'll help you here, kid. **all **games **can** be taken competitively and seriously,** all** games **can** be played jokingly with mocking, taunting, and shit talking. i don't see how in hell you think because this is a MOBA it becomes an isolated game that always consists of 100% engaged and invested competitive people, what the fuck is up for debate, didn't they have a week long event called " all stars" where they joke around, doesn't every single pro player say " soloQ is a clown fest ?" i wanted to find some examples of baron 1v1s in masters/challenger, and some trick2g, but i couldn't be bothered there was a fight between oddone on karma versus some leona on support, they were warding baron and got in a fight, all of the teams came over and watched and danced, a try hard interrupts is someone that interrupts the ceremonial support fight at baron. someone that plays nasus and will only contribute once they get 800 stacks can call his teammates out for being try hards if they want him in the fight to "end the game quicker" dunkey called out league for not deserving its title as a competitive game, saying the game is too slow, has little to no execution and doesn't have enough interaction, thus not fun inherently and only fun when he can mess around doing stupid shit with his friends. find someone else who opposes your thought.
>no mate, your job with your post was to initiate a debate and state your stance, you could've just asked: " why is "Try Hard" a derogatory term? i don't understand " Which is a question that has nothing to do with the issue at hand. Great job making my point. And sorry, but if you just spent 3 paragraphs telling people why you don't play ranked and why the question of ranked or normal is absolutely irrelevant to your issue, what would you call a guy who comes along and tells you to create a ranked team to "test your seriousness"? An attentive reader? > i just want to tell you why the term exists and why it wasn't born by what ever long winded insult you used. Well, then how about doing that? Because none of the four paragraphs of your first post (and nothing of your recent post either, but we'll get to that) does that. > are you serious? taking the piss out of exaggerating? Geez. I took the piss out of it exactly BECAUSE it was such a piss-poor, beside the point-exaggeration. Here's the thing though: The point I made still stands. Your claim was that telling someone to stop fucking around would be "more toxic" than this guy snapping back at that, and I used your silly exaggeration to demonstrate how that would not only not be the case but it is very well within the realms of reason to stop someone from riding him/herself deeper into shit in a Team. Based. Game. And it's Ste**ph**en Fry. >yo i'll help you here, kid. Yo? What is it with the guys in this forum berating someone for their perceived younger age while simultanously acting like an iCarly-reject? >all games can be taken competitively and seriously, all games can be played jokingly with mocking, taunting, and shit talking. Yes, yes, you CAN play any way you want, we got it the first time, and it was just as vapid an argument as it is now. Because in a game in which your actions actively impact other people's experiences, it's not a matter of CAN but a matter of SHOULD. > i don't see how in hell you think because this is a MOBA it becomes an isolated game that always consists of 100% engaged and invested competitive people Yeah, neither do I, since I never demanded that even once. In fact, let me just quote myself, since that is always fun: >So when I invest between 30 to 60 minutes trying to do my part in bringing our team to victory, can I expect the fucking curtesy that you at least try not to be an active hindrance? Doesn't really sound like "always demanding 100% engaged and invested competitive people", does it, smartarse? >i wanted to find some examples of baron 1v1s in masters/challenger, and some trick2g, but i couldn't be bothered And thank the heavens for that, given how you missed the point enough already. >someone that plays nasus and will only contribute once they get 800 stacks can call his teammates out for being try hards if they want him in the fight to "end the game quicker" As I pointed out on another occasion, that's just being an idiot. Has nothing to do with "trying" or anything being "hard". Also love that you used the words "interrupting the ceremonial support fight at Baron" unironically. >dunkey called out league for not deserving its title as a competitive game, saying the game is too slow, has little to no execution and doesn't have enough interaction, thus not fun inherently and only fun when he can mess around doing stupid shit with his friends. You mean the 7:23-parody video where he claimed that he called a Malphite-player a "fucking worthless braindead scumfuck bastard pile of trash mental dickface that should be gunned down in the street like the degenerate you are"? Where he puts up a text saying that there are 3000 cases of rage induced strokes caused by LoL every year? Yes, I'll make sure to take that by the letter. Who knows, maybe that way I'll one day be dense enough to work for Kotaku. >find someone else who opposes your thought. Whoa there, take it slowly. I wouldn't want you to overexert yourself. How about just comprehending the written word first? No tryharding please.
: Haha i was playing on new years eve at 4:00 am or something like that. And our lee sin kinda raped they enemy team and enemy MF was like "omg f*cking tryhard, u have no life so u must tryhard" "omg what a sad life to play on silvester" well u know mf, u play yourself at this time xD
And probably kept on playing till at least 5:00 am to still get a win. Self-awareness. It's useful.
VRONSONV (EUW)
: i was young my self,i know how young people can be.anyway its common sense.we have the words "immature" and "mature" for a reason....... just played aram,this kid gets volibear,screams afk.mature people dont do that... i point a fact out,you act like one of the the said teens hurling little insults at the same time ignoring the fact this game has the highest population of teenies known to sesame street.thanks for proving my point sir/madam
As well as there is a reason why mature and immature are not tied to biological age, given how aging is not an achievement, you do that automatically. So what I'm saying is that if you blame an entire group of people because they happen to be significantly younger than yourself - a fact they have no influence over whatsoever - then you better make sure that the experience, knowledge and skill you accumulated in over 3 decades shines through and at least somewhat validates those claims. What I see so far is utterly unimpressive. So leave the "sir/madam"-routine be. You have neither the logical thinking, nor the vocabulary, nor the grammatical know-how necessary to pull of the educated gentleman.
: Best rant I have read in a long time. I am still laughing out loud. 10/10 I want to bet though, that the people who use "tryhard" when they lose, are the exact same people that say "gg ez" when they win.
Glad to see it was enjoyable at least. And yes, that "gg ez" AFTER a game is also something that escapes all forms of logic. I mean, I get riling up your opponents DURING a game so they make mistakes. I don't like it, but at least I can comprehend it. But after the game is done? Do those guys just enjoy being called names? Is there an achievement for getting reported for bad manners a certain number of times in a certain time frame?
: all games can be taken competitively and seriously, all games can be played jokingly with mocking, taunting, and shit talking. the thing with games is. they are played for fun, and i included, don't find TEAM games with random strangers fun when i try my hardest and they have fed their ass off, that's how frustration and toxicity seeps in, or when your lane is close but your bot lane is 25 and 0 and just stomped the game at 15 minutes, that's boring and a waste of time. so you do what you want, but if you have a go at someone for "not trying" and they reply with, " shut up try hard " you're more toxic than they are, just for initiating something. if u want to take the game SUPER seriously, get a ranked 5 team, see how serious you are, see if you actually take the time to set one up...
> all games can be taken competitively and seriously, all games can be played jokingly with mocking, taunting, and shit talking. Quite debatable and if the premise of your game is quite literally "Over there are five guys, kill them and destroy their stuff" the competetive part is right there. But really, that has nothing to do with the issue. >the thing with games is. they are played for fun, and i included, don't find TEAM games with random strangers fun when i try my hardest and they have fed their ass off, that's how frustration and toxicity seeps in, or when your lane is close but your bot lane is 25 and 0 and just stomped the game at 15 minutes, that's boring and a waste of time. I agree on that paragraph, although, again, nothing to do with blaming someone for playing well. >so you do what you want, but if you have a go at someone for "not trying" and they reply with, " shut up try hard " you're more toxic than they are, just for initiating something. Stellar logic there, poindexter, though somewhat flawed, given how you just brought up an example of a botlane going 0/25 within 15 minutes. That would mean that starting with the 2:30 minute-mark there were 2 deaths every minute. I don't even know if that's possible, but telling them to stop feeding after they went 0/5 after 5 minutes isn't toxic, that's common fucking sense. Hell, I'd tell them to stay at the Nexus, at least they'd be out of reach for the enemy team for a while. >if u want to take the game SUPER seriously, get a ranked 5 team, see how serious you are, see if you actually take the time to set one up... Your reading comprehension is kinda shit, isn't it?
: Games are meant to be fun, tryharding isnt going for an Xpeke when its an hour long game, tryharding is when its 50/10 for your team and you keep crushing their spirits by killing them the second they spawn and going for baron to crush them even harder.
I don't see how that is tryharding, given that in such a situation, the winning team certainly doesn't have to try and there's nothing hard about destroying an already defeated team. That's just being a good old-fashioned arsehole. And if your opponents artificially drag out a de facto won game, you can call them sons-of-bitches with my blessing.
Solicitude (EUNE)
: Actually the "term" tryhard comes from the flamers and haters. They probably play some what good but they think they are always way better than any other player. So when they lose their lane they call the enemy a tryhard because they think he just tries to hard to get to their level of gameplay. Its stupid, they are the people who will call every game easy, they will call every champion they lose to broken or easy and no skill champion. As a matter of fact i once so a streamer and challenger player playing on a smurf in bronze being called a tryhard because you rekt he enemy, which is natural.
Yeah, I figured frustration plays into that, but as far as insults go, "tryharding" is one of the dumbest things I ever witnessed. During my time in LoL there were plenty of opponents I had that kicked my ass up and down the map. And when that happened, well, then I tried as good as possible to be of some use for the team without feeding. But it never came to my mind to blame the other guy for doing what he's supposed to do. True, I had no shortage of "colorful metaphors" for those opponents, **if **they showed bad manners. But being a scumbag and doing your job right are still two different things.
VRONSONV (EUW)
: i'll sum it up for you shall it.kids,no i am not being insulting,this game has the most amount of under 12s than any game on the planet,you are 100% witnessing a community of pubescents.they havent matured,think about it,if you went to school with them,you would be thinking everything they do makes no sense.i am 33 btw and in all the times ive played i have met one of them who is 12 and acttualy acts grown up. seriously,every time i tell my team my age the reply i get is "wow,im 12 or 14 ect"
And during those 33 years did you consider at any point picking up a writing-lesson? Because I sincerely have no clue what your disdain for early teens has to do with..well..anything.
Rioter Comments
: You can see the "ghost" thing too. And if its not up you can't see it
Psst...don't tell anyone but...I think he's being sarcastic. Just a wild guess.
ArTanis4 (EUW)
: WTF Rito did with Ekko
Yeah, it really is more of a matter of "Learn what he actually does". Sure, they will nerf his numbers (because that's just how things roll) but ultimately I don't have sleepless nights over Ekko's gameplay. If you want to complain about something concerning Ekko: Once again a character with absolutely no story, a 1-paragraph lore-section and one random gimmick that holds your attention for maybe a week before you realize they're not going to do anything with it. Good thing the "League of Legends" isn't around anymore to "tie you down creatively". What? At least that complaint is legitimate.
Nyxanna (EUW)
: Feminism and gaming
Alright, first and foremost let me calm your fears in at least one point: When it comes to PC-Gaming I can assure you that the day that "males are neglected" is a day you most likely won't witness in your lifetime, even if you're only around 14 by the time you're writing this. Now to your main point: On an ideological level I completely agree with you. I too believe that in a truly equal gaming scene, we should have no need for x-only tournaments, teams or the like. Female players shouldn't be treated any better or worse than males, neither by their team managers, nor by gaming companies, nor by the community. Problem is, as with many ideologies, it kinda lacks a connection to reality. I mean, yes, you can stand here and proclaim the worth of independence for women in gaming, and present statistics (made up or real) that proclaim a trend towards a rise in the female demographic until kingdom come. But as is usual with those wonderful statistics, they're not worth crap if reality shows an entirely different picture. You know any famous female StarCraft 2-Pros? And I mean "within the community mainstream"-famous, not "I know of them because I did 2 hours of research"-famous. How about Street Fighter? Mortal Combat or any other fighting game with a vivid eSports-scene? How about Dota-teams? Are there any reknown female Arena-fighters for WoW? Not even teams, just singular players? Finally, let's look at LoL. I think the most notorious all-women team in the last 5 years were the Sirens, and that certainly wasn't because of their mad plays. Oh there are female players and a shit ton of female streamers (I'm not counting the boob-tubers here) but actual professional gamers with ovaries? I can't think of any. And given the observations I could make in Twitch-chatrooms for female streamers, I can't blame them. After all, I still have to witness a male streamer having to bear with his viewers discussing how erotic they find his feet. So, how about those female-only tournaments? In your post your wrote "When I see girl-only events in gaming I just feel like girls are being treated as a inferior gender that needs special events set up by guys to get anywhere". And the sad thing is...yeah. That's pretty much the situation. Girls ARE inferior in the gaming scene and need help to get anywhere. Not really because they lack the necessary skills or experience but - in lack of a better word - because of their position in power/influence. I mean, currently the Championships all over the world are running on Twitch. Go, take a look and tell me where you see women on those streams, aside from the audience. Analyst-desk? Nope. Announcers? Nnnnope. Players or coaches? Heh. No, they're the interview-dolls. Some girls you can occasionally see with the tech-staff of Riot but that only happens when they accidentally are standing in the background. And this is not only something you see in EUW or NA, it's the same, overall picture in every league around the world. The reason? Well, I leave the conclusion up to you but quite frankly, I see only two possible options: Either women are just incapable of playing a game for ages 12 and upwards on a professional level (very likely, right?) or it isn't quite as easy and/or interesting for women to choose that career-path as it seems. It's kind of like that ideal of the "American Dream". It's "ANYone can make it" not "EVERYone" and this apparantly minor distinction carries quite some weight. And in such an environment, hosting a tournament for females only probably is the best step for now. Is it ideal? No, certainly not. And sifting through the web to find LoL-matches specifically for the gender of the players feels slightly stalky for a guy, at least it does for me. Do I want it to be a permanent format? Again, no. Ideally I hope to see LoL-tournaments not only with both male and female teams, but with boys'n'girls in the same team. Is it something I hope succeds and gain some momentum? Yeah..honestly, I do. Because, looking at the simple reality of things again, if the number of female players raises significantly every year and yet the eSports scene of EVERY GAME OUT THERE is as barren as it is, it's apparantly not as simple as it seems to raise a female pro-scene within the mainstream-pro-field. So if the only way to implement women in our pro-scene is to raise a segregated scene that is merged into the main scene after gaining some popularity...then I think it's better than just waiting for things to magically get better. I won't like it very much. But if it leads to a versatile gaming scene, I'll bear it.

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