Have you ever wonder why there are no female in some huge competitive League of Legends match (LCS, World, etc.)? There were no all-female team ever participated in any professional lol match, that made some people wonder there were something in the rules that were not allowed female to compete in League of legends esport.
What Happened To The All Female Pro Team ?
But that’s seem wrong, gender is not a problem, 2020 Official LCS and LACS rules state that: “No Player shall be considered eligible to parcipate in any LCS-affiliated match before his or her 17th birthday, defined as having lived 17 full years. No Player shall be considered eligible to parcipate in any LACS-affiliated match before his or her 16th birthday, defined as having lived 16 full years” (they also added the minimum rank requirement in the later year)
All you have to do is be over a certain age depending on your country
The answer to why there are no females in professional League is simply there are no female players that reach the certain level of skills. Well, actually there are some female pro team, but they “no longer participated’ with male players. Female teams are now just play against female teams in some certain tournament for women.
We may take the team call Panda Cute in Hongkong, they only competed against other random female team, there were no any male player just gamer girl. This was all changed until 2018 with Vaevictis eSport.
This team participated in LCL (like LCS but in Russia). Vaevictis was originally a male team, but they were struggling to fund. After so many of “Sale Campaign”, they dropped all the old member and created a brand new team consisting of female players.
This was the first ever a team fully comprised of female players would competing in an official tournament organized by Riot. This team may proved that in eSport there were no Gender barrier, various of sex in esport can create a stronger community, and there was might be a chance that all-female team could make it to Worlds.
Maybe “make it to World” is a bit naive but they did sure that they make the community stronger, as a joke. Why i say they are a joke, after participating in 2 split of LCL, they were officially remove from the tournament.
On Feb 16th 2019, a compete between Vaevictis and Rox, well it was just a normal match no big deal right? Vaevictis lost the game to 12 – 1, the funny was ROX literally banned 5 supports and they were warned by Riot the next day. Riot concluded that banning 5 supports was like a sexist act and toxicity. But fairly the all-female team was all support mains, they climbed to Diamond in East EU server with only support, Riot clearly did not know that it was a strategy from ROX: Banned enemy team mains.
In their whole career compete on LCL, they lost 2 split with a humilating score 28 lost and 0 win in total.
But it was not over, 0-28 is a horrible score, but atleast they broke the Guinness World Record for fastest defeat in ;League pro match.
March 3rd 2019, Vaevictis lost a game of professional League of Legends in 13 minutes
Fun fact: alot of the Vaevictis footages find in youtube are low quality. This is because Riot Russia deleted most of the original videos in which Vaevictis participated in.
And that’s the end of Vaevictis esport, after being removed from the LCL, the all-females team are now participating in all-female tournament.
But do not lose hope, the day when female pro player comes to League of Legends is actually coming soon, atleast they are not in a form of entire team built with female players. There are actually a female player who is at the level of the current professional skill level.
A team in brazil participate in the Brazilian equivalent to the LCS did apply their first ever female player, her name is Mayumi and she is a challenger support
Female or male doesn’t matter, both can participate in League of Legends pro match if they reach the certain skill level. Right now, female player who reach that scale of skill level is just a few. As i said, the day when female comes to League of legends would come sooner or later.