Michaela Mimimimichaela Lintrup has left her long-time team Dynasty Gaming Female in support of mixed events!
According to her, the team has become used to dominating female-only events. They have been hesitant to play in events that allow players of all sexes.
Michaela felt that she had to leave the team if she was to continue to grow as a CS:GO player.
Michaela is now not on any active roster, so she intends to stream on twitch while competing in the Challenger division of the FACEIT Pro League. If she does well there, she could well qualify to enter the European FPL.
One of her top issues with her team was that they were hesitant to compete in the European FPL.
One of her former team-mates zAAZ was known for expecting an invite to the FPL, rather than the usual bitter qualification rounds that all up-and-coming teams are subjected to at major events.
Do all-male or all-female competitions make sense?
Michaela’s attitude is very refreshing in a CS:GO universe where the separation of sexes in competition actually makes no sense, since the sports are not physical.
There is no real reason why female players should not compete against male players, and no real reason why tournaments should be all-male or all-female.
Yes, male teams do tend to dominate, but female – or actually, mixed – teams should be allowed in all competitions. Let ‘em sink or swim. They may sink. Then again, they may learn to swim.
What a top pro female player thinks of mixed competitions…
Michaela has been considered one of the top Female CS:GO players, and prefers to encounter both male and female teams in competition.
She thinks that male teams offer better competition, but still likes to play against female teams as well, as she feels that a good female team – or player – should measure themselves against both male and female teams.
What lies ahead for Mimimimichaela?
Lots of practice. Qualifying for the European FPL. Working with various female teams to push through into qualifying for the WESG 2017, which is a mixed-team event.
We look forward to a day when mixed teams of male and female players equal each other for skill and respect in global CS:GO competition.
But that day’s going to be a long time coming. Michaela’s attitude is a definite move towards such a future.
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