Cooler Master India brings SheChose2Be; 1v1 championship for Females

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Things will be different this International Women’s Day if you are a gamer, and oddly a woman. Cooler Master has decided to take up the responsibility to look for female gamers in the country. SheChose2Be, a 1v1 gaming championship, will be played on Drag2Death platform starting 4th of March, 2017.

Little different than the regular celebrations on International Women’s Day, Cooler Master has announced an all-together Esports event, SheChose2Be for females. The event will have DotA 2, CS:GO & League of Legends as the competing games. Not sure though how will the organizers deal with Shemales.

With the expectation to collect over 480 registrations, Drag2Death will allow the gamers to connect to register on their website and register for the tournament. Meteor Media will be taking care of the graphical and video affairs throughout the event.

Shagufta ‘Xya’ Iqbal at a gaming convention in Bangalore with famous CSGO personality, Edward. Today, despite the dominant perception that most gamers are men, the ratio of female to male gamers is balanced, mirroring the population at large.

The first, all-female esports tournament is not only limited to India, besides players from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Bangladesh are also open to register. The total prize money for the event is approximately Rs. 25,000 which will be paid in goodies.

Winners from all the three games will be awarded the same prize:

  • 1st Prize – Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite
  • 2nd Prize – Cooler Master Devastator II

Although the prize pool is not great, but the sentiment behind hosting an event at such a large geographical scale, presents the positive purpose of it. In India, there are lots of gaming events which are not restricted to males or females, but generally, the turn-up and participation are prevailed to be 100% males.

This time around, however, things are different. Different enough for the females to garner their talent, and an extraordinary chance to form a female pro community of their own. According to an Entertainment Software Association survey, women players in the United States increased from 40% in 2010 to 48% in 2014. And India is far from achieving those metrics at this point in time.

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