Hello little fishes~
So I’ve been out of the League of Legends loop for a while now since I got completely crushed by some gold and platinum leaguers on my birthday a month ago (they crushed my spirit with relentless gamer rage and used the mush and powder of my remaining body to pave the road to their inevitable victory), but I didn’t expect so much to change since I was last there.
Try not to cringe too much while watching this:
There’s a new team out there now called ‘Team Siren’. It’s clearly using the fact that it is an all girl team as a marketing tool. This seems more like a feminist movement rather than the creation of a new gaming team. The fact that they keep stating over and over ‘I am a Siren’ sounds more like they are saying ‘I am a woman’. This feminist movement is going to lead nowhere when the get crushed as a team……
Let’s look at some of the quotes that they say.
‘This is bigger than us.’ – A Little JENNY
‘I’ll beat you and outsmart you.’ – Solvanas
‘We live together, we play together. This is my family.’
I feel like this is trying way to hard to prove that girls can game. Which in reality, it’s going to make it a lot worse if they do badly. They would just emphasize that girls are worse at gaming when they lose since they are being promoted as an all girl gaming group rather than focusing on the gaming portion. And I’m pretty sure that they don’t make the other teams male specific, the good players just happen to be guys (sadly for us girls…). It would even be better if it was a mixed gender team, cause then it feels like the focus is more on gaming rather than marketing the fact that they are girls.
Although, feminism does work as a marketing strategy. The results won’t all be positive though, a lot of people already think this team is stupid (myself included). However, I now want to watch their games just to see just how bad they are and to maybe watch them get pulverized. I’m sure lots of others are going to start watching now too for the same reasons. All attention is good attention in this case, cause it will bring more popularity and interest to this e-sport. At the same time, I do feel bad for the girls who have to be the poster board for this calamity.
Well, I’m bleeding internally from somewhere after watching this.
I better go patch myself up, or go troll a bunch of soloq games and open each one by saying ‘I am a Siren’.
Until next time!