Competitive Hearthstone players interested in participating in an upcoming eSports tournament led by the Finnish Assembly will only be allowed entrance if they are male players, reads a statement from the company's official website that was later confirmed by PC Gamer.
"The participation is open only to Finnish male players," the statement reads.
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Why Divide Men From Women In E-Sports?
The original, intended goal for the gender-divided tournaments, the IeSF says, was to help advance its goal of legitimizing e-sports. Part of that effort was to comply with international sports regulations as it seeks membership into SportAccord, an organization that unites numerous international sports federations. Its rules state that a sport must "actively encourage women to participate."
Is there any actual reason to seperate the sexes for any reason other than sexism?
Any sport or competition that doesn't rely mainly on brute force/strength, i really don't see how anyone can justify seperating males and females.