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A gamer tried to go pro using a fake identity, and the scandal could have big consequences for women in esports

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  • “Overwatch” is one of the most successful esports titles in the world, with the Overwatch League and other events supporting more than 200 professional players
  • At the start of the year, a player using the name “Ellie” was added to the roster of a semi-professional team but quickly raised the suspicion and ire of male players.
  • Skeptical “Overwatch” fans questioned whether Ellie was given preferential treatment for being a woman; some demanded that her identity be made public and threatened to find and release her personal information.
  • It turns out, Ellie wasn’t a woman. And the incident underscores a read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com