To be fair, I do agree there would have been more of a media frenzy.07/03/2014 06:34 AMPosted by Devils...It's not really discrimination if there is actually an event to enter to people. From what that says I think everything has an 'open to all' tournament but a couple have a 'just women' tournament as well.
This approach makes sense to me; "the IeSF's policy matches that of chess competitions — where anyone can enter the main tournament, but there are also ones just for women in order to encourage greater participation".
And if there were a few side tournaments that were just men you can bet that would have been the headline. I actually was stunned they even thought it was a good idea to do a male only tournament for hearthstone but am equally offended they think doing a female only one is as good of an idea.
That might be some amount justified though - the reasoning for those extra female ones are to encourage extra femals to participate. They don't need to encourage men to do so though really