Team Asterisk* is a Singapore-based all girl competitive gaming team specialising in DotA and is in fact, the world’s first all-girl DotA team. The two founders met by chance in 2004. Tammy Tang, aka furryfish*, had been playing games competitively for several years when she was introduced to Dawn Yang, aka pinksheep*, by a mutual friend. After playing a competitive show match organized by the WCG (World Cyber Games), the pair decided to set up a girl’s team. However, both founders admit that recruiting girl gamers at that time was a very difficult task. As Tang recalls, “One of the girls I found on a mailing list. I was like, there’s a girl’s name!” After several months of networking and utilising word of mouth, team Asterisk* was born, the name demonstrating how different players can work together to produce a stellar performance.