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Team YP signs an all-woman League of Legends team

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How do you deal with being banned from almost all major tournaments in the world? You go on about your business in the most professional way. This is exactly what Team YP has done after a public outcry from fans when the eSports team were barred from major tournaments such as ESL. The organization, who were formed when YouPorn decided to invest in eSports, have been under fire since major tournaments began banning any affiliation with products they feel do not suit the industry. This was a major hit for Team YP as they feel their presence in major tournaments is independent of their financial backer or founder.

However, as mentioned above, Team YP have gone about their business and picked up an all women League of Legends team amidst growing support for their cause.

“The newest members of Team YP are an all-female League of Legends team whose members were previously sponsored or part of various notable organizations including: gBots Club, LDLC, Team Acer and Xenodragons. They’ve proved their ability to deliver consistent results during LoL EU West 5on5 Ladies <3 LoL cups, placing first on multiple occasions and only improving over time. The Team YP League of Legends roster consists of:

TOP: Joanna “Myshka” Pigla, from Poland
MID: Tanja “Escape” Reither, from Austria
ADC: Laura “Aryenzz” Muñoz, from Spain
SUPPORT: Marlies “Maestra” Brunnhofer, from Austria
JUNGLE: Patrycja “Reniferka” Krumin, from Poland”

team yp lol

All-woman eSports teams are a rising trend in the industry. It’s in fact an extremely interesting time as the divide between male and female competitive gamers slowly closes despite the obvious disparity which exists in the conventional gaming world. The need for separate tournaments are slowly fading away as more women show they can in fact break into the “boys club” that is eSports and teach them a thing or two.

“The uphill battle that women face in the industry is still a reality: being a woman in this cutthroat business means you need incredibly thick skin and strength of character on top of admirable skill and talent. Furthermore, professional female teams are still offered less time under the spotlight. Team YP believes in equal opportunity for all, which is why our organization is ecstatic to support the female LoL scene by forming its own roster, consisting of some top female talents active on the EU West & EU Nordic and East servers.”

Team YP will continue to support players and teams who join their organization and the growing concern over their involvement in major comps will be damaging for the short term, but their growing support is refreshing as more and more people lobby for their return to major tournaments.

 

Last Updated: June 14, 2016

22 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 14, 2016 at 15:33

    Good for them. Them being banned is BS.

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    • John

      June 15, 2016 at 12:17

      They were banned due to their sponsorship. This rule may not have been around in the real for a while but riot events have always had that same ruling. They aren’t going to change to rules for 1 team because they will have to change it for all of them.

      Reply

  2. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 14, 2016 at 15:34

    Unfortunately, most people will think they are porn stars, so that sucks

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    • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

      June 14, 2016 at 15:34

      Still, glad they are able to play!

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    • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

      June 14, 2016 at 15:35

      And I don’t think that, it’s just, the sponsor…I dunno man

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 14, 2016 at 15:41

        But what are you going to do, take the deal, and the stigma, or leave it and lose out.

        Rock/hard place

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    • Pariah

      June 14, 2016 at 15:43

      No. Nobody will think they’re porn stars. What will happen is that people will tease them for being porn stars, knowing full well that they’re not. But this is actually pretty standard for women in games, especially games like LoL. Team YP isn’t changing a damn thing from their day-to-day battle.

      It’s funny. People who hate on MOBA’s and play mostly SP or small, quiet co-op games never see how bad it really is for women in the eSports and general gaming world.

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      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 14, 2016 at 15:45

        See my comment below. I’m on the same page here.

        But what are they to do? Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

        I’m glad they are doing it in any case, and I wish them all of the luck and hope they do really really well and/or win

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        • Pariah

          June 14, 2016 at 15:48

          Yeah but the point I’m making is that the stigma just for them being women is already there. The same people who would chide them for “being porn stars” are the ones already chiding them for being women. The same people that are already telling them that they should get back in the kitchen and that as a woman they can never compete with a man.

          These women already go about kicking their asses to put them in their place. Kitchen, Inferior, Porn Star. It’s the same abuse. Team YP makes no difference to Team Liquid which makes no difference to Team Fnatic. That is the reality. So like, the porn thing is irrelevant entirely.

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          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 14, 2016 at 15:51

            My point is that I hope they do well, despite the stigma/association

          • Pariah

            June 14, 2016 at 15:52

            Did you say that to the male teams who signed up to Team YP too?

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 14, 2016 at 15:53

            Didn’t follow that team, I’m referring to THIS team. I don’t follow any eSports team in fact. But based on article, and how they were treated, I’m hoping they do well, despite the sponsor

          • Pariah

            June 14, 2016 at 15:55

            The sponsor is the one who was banned. The team members were already playing pro LoL. Team YP just signed them to their team. I see why you’re confused, but it’s not the players who were banned. It was Team YP. Because of people reacting and thinking exactly the way you do. “despite the stigma. despite the sponsor.”

            Just saying.

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 14, 2016 at 15:57

            You are missing what I’m saying. The “girl team” stigma, not the “porn star” or “youporn” stigma

          • Pariah

            June 14, 2016 at 15:57

            “Admiral Chief Maximum Effort Hero • 23 minutes ago
            Unfortunately, most people will think they are porn stars, so that sucks”

            Seriously. I know how to scroll up.

          • Pariah

            June 14, 2016 at 15:58

            And to add to my last point:

            “Admiral Chief Maximum Effort Hero Admiral Chief Maximum Effort • 23 minutes ago
            And I don’t think that, it’s just, the sponsor…I dunno man”

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 14, 2016 at 16:00

            Taking a segment out of context, yet again.

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 14, 2016 at 16:01

            I’ve got a lot of thoughts about this, but what it boils down to, is that I want the team to do well.

  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 14, 2016 at 15:42

    • The Order of the Banana

      June 14, 2016 at 18:32

      Honey Boo Boo as a middle-aged woman?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 15, 2016 at 07:52

        She wishes she’ll look half as good

        Reply

  4. The Order of the Banana

    June 14, 2016 at 18:19

    Good for YouPorn! Now I’ll have to get into esports purely to support whichever team YouPorn sponsors.

    Reply

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