NAVI Javelins IGL: "I think we need to grow our scene and encourage girls to to play"
In-game leader of NAVI's female roster Karolina "Liina" Kasprzyk shared her opinion in an interview with the club's YouTube channel on why the level of play of teams that consist exclusively of women is inferior to that of men's squads. The Polish esports athlete believes that the reason for the difference in results lies in the lesser interest of women in playing at a professional level.
Yeah, of course, there are so many differences for now, but i think our scene need to grow, we need to encourage girls to join teams to play. You know, for one girl playing there are like hundreds and hundreds guys. So that's logically that from this hundred of people you can find five better persons to join a team and just be better. First of all, I think we need to grow our scene and encourage girls to play.
At the beginning of this year, the tournament operator ESL came up with the initiative to hold regular events for women's teams. The strongest female rosters from Europe, North America, South America, Asia and South Africa compete in regional leagues, where they determine their representatives in the LAN finals which are held twice a year and boast a prize pool of $123,000.