"Honey, I'm sleepy. Come to bed." Varega's girlfriend exasperatedly cries. "You spend more time on that game then on me." "You don't understand, they allowed me to pick Shen. He's my favorite champion. The guy is a hero to everyone." Varega excitedly replies. It's very rare that Varega actually gets to enjoy a game, but a Shen game? It's bliss. "Well, why don't you should me how to play? You really seem to like it, though you tend to get angry." Jen responds. "Do you want me to yell at you? It's my default state playing league." "Whatever, I'm going to bed. Don't wake me up when you decide to go to bed, jerk."
She doesn't understand. There's no talking to her, Varega thinks. Someone so powerful, and so noble, deserves respect and adoration.
The game finalizes champion selection, and as Varega preps for Shen play, a purple light envelops his form. There is a flash of light, and Varega appears in a set of robes encrusted in runes. Looking around, he realizes he is in a summoning circle. "Oh gods, I'm in Valoran."
Part 2 will be posted in the next day or two.
I can tell this is fiction because Varega has a girlfriend in it.
(j/k, I <3 you Varega )
I agree with Hafu on this: She did an AMA on Reddit.
Back story information for those who do not follow the pro scene:
Hafu: Is a professional Streamer and a Diamond 1 player. She was part of the WoW PvP community. She was a big name there.
Leena: Is Reginald's girlfriend and also a league of legends player not a high elo player (I think she is plat 3-4) but was on GameCribs a lot.
Anyways here some comments from the AMA;
Q: Thoughts on Team Siren?
A: I agree with Leena. I think it's a step back for girls who actually want to be competitive. The fact of the matter is, they have a gaming house / get paid only because they are female. In my opinion, I think they would send a stronger message to other girl gamers if they didn't state that they planned on playing competitively.
Q: In your opinion what should be done to promote access to a competitive level for Female Gamers ? - By the female gamers, by the structure (Riot) and by the community?
A:Nothing. I was a competitive player in WoW and BLC and earned my spot through hard work and dedication.
The reality of it is that there currently isn't a girl that can compete at the highest level in League of Legends (that I know of)-- with the exception of Etlia, who has only recently returned to league a month or two ago.
People will take you seriously if you take yourself seriously. In season one, I was the only gladiator druid on my server-- and I played with / helped about 10 people get the title. People didn't play with me because I was a girl, people played with me because I was good.
A2: You can't make the scene more female-friendly without contributing to the problem. The problem is that there is a distinction of gender when there shouldn't be. Think of the top players that you know and love now. They aren't introduced as "Male Gamer TSM Dyrus" etc.
I'd like to say I really hope they eventually rework Shen to get rid of his ult. He's one of the few raw tank champions that I really like to play top lane, and I'd really enjoy getting to actually play him once in a while outside of blind pick which I don't do. His ult is just anti fun imo. Just give it much less range if you don't want to change what it does, but it can't be global any more. All it does is cockblock good plays by bot lanes and let him split push from anywhere while it's up.