In the past couple of years there has been a lot of talk of sexism in the gaming industry. In light of current events (The Zoe Quinn scandal), I’d like to write my thoughts on the matter. Rather than focus on the corruption of gaming journalism, I’d like to focus on another cancer spreading through the games media…
When discussing competitive gaming there is always talk on how you can improve as a player. How can I improve my aim? How can I learn this champion? How do I counter X strategy?
As the saying goes: Practice makes perfect. You can read all the guides you want, watch all the best streamers, tournaments and YouTube guides you want, but at the end of the day practice is the best thing you can do.
Obvious, right? Wrong.
Anyone involved in serious discussion about gaming will often hear that “almost 50% of gamers are female”. Anyone actually involved in gaming will quite simply say “bullshit”. In this article I’m going to dismantle some demographic myths perpetuated over and over again. Next time someone gives you a misleading statistic, link them to this article and perhaps you’ll educate them.