Gaming and Homophobia in the News
by, 02-04-2015 at 09:24 AM (697 Views)
Hot on the heals of the intense misogyny seen in the gaming community's recent "Gamergate" eSports makes headlines with a remarkably idiotic stance on gays and lesbians:
Quotas for sexual orientation. Imagine if there were quotas imposed for black people or Jews.A relatively large eSports league based in the Philippines called Garena eSports, has created a stir in the professional gaming community after revealing its gender-specific women-only tournament, dubbed The Iron Solari, will restrict the number of “lesbian, gay [and] transgendered women” to one player per team, in their next League of Legends (LoL) tournament.
Watch for Riot Games to step in and stop this from becoming a press feeding frenzy and yet one more dark cloud over the gaming community.