Overwatch community and Overwatch League gets catfished

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  1. KaNesDeath

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    TL:DR: Account made to troll high level players into thinking "they were beaten by a girl". Additionally resulted in unsolicited donations to the supposed "female" player and roster spot on a team in OWL's contender division.
     
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    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    Sherdogger confirmed
     
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    Isn't this fraud, especially if they made money from donations
     
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    I can’t stand how the English language has degenerated over the last 20s. I couldn’t understand about half of that.

    And lol at Kotaku making an article about the whole thing, shaming those that doubted “her” existence when it turns out they were right.
     
  5. Concrete

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    Kotaku gonna Kotaku.
     
  6. Turtlejuice

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    Eh, "catfishing" has been going on in On-line gaming for years.
     
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  8. KaNesDeath

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    Only the Overwatch Contenders team can claim fraud. An considering how embarrassing this story is. Its best if they let this go while not bringing more attention to it.
     
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    lul i love a good shitshow, and nice to see Kotaku doing it's due dilligence <45>
     
  10. KaNesDeath

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    That poor poor team in OWL's Contender division who circumvented their own background check policies to sign a female 'on-the-line'.
     
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    Why do you care so much? You've got this weird hate campaign against blizzard that goes so far beyond anything I've witnessed before, and I've witnessed a lot. I mean you're so upset by them that you made this thread, despite what you linked saying the community and other pro players didn't believe it was a girl. You've got this weird hatred that has made you delusional, or given you a serious case of "selective hearing".

    Think you need to spend a few weeks away from your PC.
     
  12. louiscyphere

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    To be fair, blizzard is evil.
     
  13. Swing

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    Reading stories like this makes me wonder how these people exist in reality. It's just bizarre from top to bottom.
     
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    Roaming East Ficti pravique tenax

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    the best part is everyone screaming how it just showcases all the misogyny in video games nevermind the fact that OW is crawling with women, and the initial confusion about Ellie was why a person with such a shit tier account was being invited to high level competitive play.
     
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  16. KaNesDeath

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    I dont own a mobile phone.
     
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    Data we have shows that this is wrong. In sport oriented games women only assume 2% of the player base where males take 98% of it. While the overall gaming player base is evenly split in North America between the genders. When you start looking at specific genres and gaming device the numbers heavily skew towards one gender.
     
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    Roaming East Ficti pravique tenax

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    which is cool, except i specifically said Overwatch and not some lump total sum of all games. Women make up almost 20% of the active players in OW. thats got to be at least twice the amount for any other given genre
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, this is what killed me when I caught the story in my feed. The SJW bottom-feeders still find a way to not accept how little they understand the world.
     
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    Unlikely.

    If i had to estimate, i'd put it between 5-10% at best. Based mainly on the amount of characters that reward bad aim coupled with it being a Blizzard title attracting women from WoW.

    But we'll never have a proper way to estimate. Since 6v6 comp doesnt mandate use of voice comms, lol.
     

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