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No Girls Allowed at Finnish Hearthstone Tournament
Filed under: E-SPORTS

For whatever reason, the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) World Championship Hearthstone tournament will only allow male competitors. As such, the Finnish qualifier tournament for this championship will not allow women to compete. 

"Since the IeSF World Championship Hearthstonetournament in Baku is male only, we can only accept male participants in the Finnish qualifier," a statement reads on the Hearthstone IeSF qualifier page.

This is to prevent potential problems if a woman eliminates a man in the Finland tourney, as she would not be allowed to compete in the world championship anyway. 

The IeSF world championship separates tournaments between men and women to begin with, which is kind of odd. Men can compete in Dota 2, StarCraft 2, Hearthstone, and Ultra Street Fighter IV. Women can compete in StarCraft 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament. Um, why can't men and women play against one another in these competitions? Why do they have to be separate?

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Un Om Bun [STAFF] Jul 02 2014, 01:11 pm EDT
Could this have something to do with the fact that the tournament takes place in Azerbaijan ? You know... Muslim tolerance.
  RenegadeCZ: You're really after them these days.
micahpharoh Jul 02 2014, 01:17 pm EDT
I can see why women couldn't compete with a man on a physical level for a game like football, but e-sports should have no such distinctions.
xeromist Jul 02 2014, 02:23 pm EDT
That's messed up.
antonphd Jul 02 2014, 02:36 pm EDT
cause geeks were getting too much pussy already
Dire Jul 02 2014, 03:21 pm EDT
Maybe they want to treat it like a "proper" sport where men and woman also "need" to be separated, although that is mostly for physical reasons...maybe they think that women are mentally handicapped as well? Pretty stupid honestly...it's like banishing women from Poker Tables or something like that.
Vodoo Jul 02 2014, 04:37 pm EDT
i've said this before, women should not be allowed in competitive sports.

can you imagine knowing you that are about to play against a woman ? the stress is tremendous.
you can't focus on anything else except inserting your penis into her vagina.

no man should have his virginity mocked in an international competition !!!!
  finaleve: Yeah let's keep only dudes especially the ones who ar…
run_like_snot: now here here finaleve. surely vodoo was taking the p…
jungi Jul 02 2014, 06:23 pm EDT
i guess they have to keep the sexes separate because clearly men have the advantage to channel their sexual frustration into card game skill.
Reikhardt Jul 03 2014, 01:15 am EDT
Well you can update this article, as the organisers have now said that females can now compete with the males, although they are still going to run the female only games in parallel to help raise the profile of the female competitors.
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