There is no legit reason to ban women from competing in the E-Sports Hearthstone competition. At all.
That bullshit excuse of “Oh! We’re doing this to avoid conflicts like when a girl beats a guy!” is not valid, in the least.
If you fucking lose, suck it the fuck up. You didn’t lose because your competitors are women, you fucking lost because you’re not as skilled as them.
The gender-based segregation in the IeSF World Championships came to light when fans criticized the Finnish Assembly Summer 2014 Hearthstone tournament for only allowing male participants. the Finnish tournament has only enacted this rule because its tournament feeds into the IeSF World Championship. The IeSF, therefore, is ultimately responsible for Assembly’s “no men in Hearthstone” rule.
The IeSF’s explanation for this segregation? “The decision to divide male and female competition was made in accordance with international sports authorities, as part of our efforts to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sports.”
By enforcing this segregation-by-gender in its World Championships, the IeSF is propagating the myth that women are inherently less talented at playing video games competitively than men. If anything, esports offer an advantage to traditional sports in that men and women begin on an even playing field, by default.
Dude. It’s brain on brain action. eSports needs to be more progressive than “regular” sports. That’s where we beat them, that’s how we become better than them. This is just nonsense. Leave your fucking ego at the door, accept that someone with higher skill will beat you because they’ve outplayed you, and your skill with this isn’t dependent on your gender.