Asked by Anonymous
In her own words [via]:
“Okay, to stop all this speculation - it is true I am MtF transgender, and I kinda expected this reaction. I have never tried to bring attention to myself for anything other than my play, so I don’t feel like this should be a big deal,” said Scarlett in her Reddit comment.
As far as I am concerned its her prerogative. She identifies as female therefor fits perfectly. Just makes me want to post more pictures of her wins. <3
May 25, 2012 - The first Iron Lady Leetgion-Sponsored Tournament finally came to a close, with Scarlett (Canada) standing as the 1st Iron Lady Leetgion Tournament Champion, followed by Aphrodite (S. Korea) and Eve (S. Korea) falling in at second and third place respectively.
What’s your opinion on the role of women in pro teams? Do you think having a female on a pro team purely for marketing undermine the efforts of other females trying to be taken as legitimate competitors?
I definitely encourage any woman to try to join pro teams and compete with the guys if they are willing to put the dedication into it. It’s obviously good for e-sports as a whole to get both boys and girls involved. Unfortunately, if you plan on making it to the bigger scene, gender certainly does matter. It’s way easier grabbing attention as a female than a male. So, realistically, marketability will ALWAYS be a factor when it comes to female gaming. However, it’s solely up to the female if she wants to prove that she has the potential to back it up, or if she just wants to let the fact that she’s hot and is known for playing on the MLG stage override her real gaming ability. I cannot avoid the fact that being a female gave me an advantage in terms of being noticed. Hell, no female gamers can avoid that fact. What truly matters is that, in the end, I want my ability to determine my success, not my appearance.