Rumay "Hafu" Wang's record is nothing to laugh about. She has won several major World of Warcraft tournaments and dominated month after month the ranking of Hearthstone . Nevertheless, she feels that people do not see their accomplishments in the same way as some of her male counterparts. For this reason, she was thrilled to close the beta of Teamfight Tactics in the first place.
Teamfight Tactics is Riot's spin in relation to the very popular Dota 2 Mod Auto Chess, in which players buy units, combine them and synergize them to form tiny armies which they automatically turn off lap by lap . With the unsurprisingly successful beta of the Riot car fighter recently coming to an end, the company decided to provide data on how it all went. This includes a list of top players, sorted by matchmaking rating or MMR. At 2,466 MMR, Wang was at the top of the list, beating a stacked field of talented streamer, players and professionals. Fans, developers and other players showered them with congratulations. During a stream yesterday, she talked about why that moment was particularly affirmative to her.
"I'm going to cry when I talk about it, but for girls it's a bit difficult generally to get respect when playing," she said. "And I've always missed out on my achievements, and even when I won tournaments, people said," Oh, you were born, "or whatever, in two different games! At several tournaments! It always felt so bad, man They never give me a loan! "
She went on to say that once, while she was streaming Blizzard's Hearthstone had suggested that she was better than popular players like Octavian" Kripparrian. " Morosan and Jeffrey "Trump" Shih, and the company announced that she is in 8th position, with the above players taking the 400th and 1000th positions, as Blizzard did not publish this type of data at that time Wang forced to deal with people if you think she's not that good.
"People thought I was only worse off than them," she said. "Not the same, but worse, every time I change my name to Reddit People threw my name in the mud and said I was so bad. And people would not see me because I was a girl. It was shit.
Later, data came out showing that these people were wrong, but until then, Wang felt frustrated and powerless, which is why she's so happy to be in a big new game in a hugely new game
"I'm so grateful to Riot for releasing it," she said and visibly shredded, "It means a lot to me."