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League of Legends Tournament controversy in Manila

Written By David D'Angelo on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 2/04/2015



Garena who is handling League of Legends should be commended for coming up with the idea of having an "all-women" tournament in Manila.  The Iron Solari League tournament, which will take place at the end of the month in Manilla, Phillipines is a tournament that will be the first ever of its kind.  However, everyone was shocked when the rule came out and includes a "single member" policy for teams who might include women who are part of the third sex.
No exceptions. Breaking this rule—whether knowingly or not—will apparently result in a one year ban for all team members.
The official League of Legends Tournament rule for  Iron Solari League tournament,explicitly indicates that there will be a limit to women who are LGBTQ.  Each team is only allowed to have one such member otherwise they would be disqualified. 

Garena states that the reason behind this is the "undue advantage" of teams that might include more than one LGBTQ member, a reasoning which goes outside of any logical explanation.


1) Each team will be allowed to have a maximum of one (1) Gay/Transgendered woman for the entirety of the tournament day. Therefore, teams cannot do the following: Team_A's first game will be 4 female members and 1 gay, then on Team_A's second game, they will have 4 female members and replace with another gay or transgender member.  
2) Any team who has violated the above provision, regardless if intentional or otherwise, whether discovered during the day of the event or some time after, will have all their team members (the female members as well as the Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered women member) sanctioned with a 1-year ban on all Garena-organized events, including subsequent Iron Solari Tournament. 
The above rule was officially posted by Garena on the official site of  Iron Solari League tournament.  The rule immediately earned scrutiny and comments from various member worldwide.  It was even brought to the attention of Riot Games which officially said that they have always welcome LGBT as players.

We are wondering what is the logic behind this rule, do you have any idea?  What do you think about it?


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