100% male dominated. Whether that's a sex thing (like traditional physical sports), a cultural thing (like STEM and the traditional discrimination against women there), or women just don't tend to be silly enough to spend 12-16 hours a day hopped up on Adderall and Monster grinding a video game, I don't know.
Because if women were allowed to compete against men the women would possibly beat the crap out of them and fragile male egos don't like that sort of thing. Easier to compartmentalise them off to one side from the start.
I could be wrong but I think pro e-gaming teams are dominated by male players. It could be, weird as it sounds, that there is a sex difference. Not certain, though.
As someone who really doesn't understand the attraction of watching other people competing in competitions of any sort, I find the tribalism and obscene amounts of money involved in a lot of sports utterly baffling and some - which have huge followings, like darts, are just boring beyond words, I really find the idea of watching people doing nothing but twitching a joystick and tapping a keyboard for hours pretty close to my idea of hell. I can understand why people want to play the games. Not my kind of thing, I've played a few and got bored with them very quickly, but I can see why some people find them fascinating - my son is total Fallout geek - but why anyone wants to watch someone do it is just incomprehensible. I love reading books. I couldn't imagine wanting to just watch someone read one.
I mean . . .Gaming is not "100% male dominated" - that's a complete myth. I used to game competitively at a high level.
This is what I was saying. The best of the best are all males. Ergo, male dominated. That's not to say there aren't some very good female gamers, or that there aren't a lot of women playing video games in a non-competitive setting. But at the top level they can't compete with the men.and the all female teams have never been able to compete on par with the male teams.
Gotcha. I've never really followed the scene for any of those. Played some of the older C&C games and my share of CoD but I've always been garbage at them. The big esports I've followed have been SC2 and the last few years a bit of LoL, but I've been nothing but a filthy casual in those as well. SC2 in particular I'd get crazy ladder anxiety in 1v1s and so just never played them. I never really used video games to scratch that competitive itch, though.