Chinese Harterstone Player Lee “VKLiooon” Xiaomeng won the global final Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals over the weekend in Anaheim, California – and thus made a story. Is not only the first woman to win not only the Grand Masters Hearthstone event, but also the first woman to win the BlizzCon final in all games.
After a 3-0 win over American player Brian "bloody surface" Eason, Lee turned to the cheerful BlizzCon 2019 audience. Two years ago, she waited in line for event registration from Hearthstone and a competitor told her this was not a place for women ̵
"And now I'm here, with all the support from the fans," Li said through the translator. "I want to tell all the girls who have a dream of epochs – competition, fame – if you want to do it and believe in yourself, you have to forget your gender and go on for it."
There are women who involved in all areas of the epoch, but there is still a gender difference for professional players. The reasons are complex – women are not banned from entering epochs, but sociological barriers can discourage women from competing. The gender discrimination that Li faced at the event two years ago is probably familiar to other women who compete in epochs, whether by accident or at elite levels.
Has been involved in the Chinese community of Hearthstone for years. The Hearthstone Grandmasters trophy also comes with $ 200,000 in prizes.