Apex Legends Community Criticised for Denying Female Players the Opportunities to Participate in High-Level Tournaments

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
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The Apex Legends community called out big organizers for not giving female players opportunities to compete in big tournaments.

NICKMERCS, a popular Warzone 2.0 and Apex Legends content creator, hosted a $200,000 tournament on March 29, 2023. 60 players containing various pros and content creators participated in the tournament. However, only 2 of the 60 players included in the tournaments were female.

Following this, many players in the community called out big organizers and the community for not giving female players “more opportunities” and “honest chances” to perform on the big stage and prove their worth in high-level tournaments.

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Are Female Players Really Denied Opportunities?

Many players and content creators have called out MFAM and NICKMERCS for not including more women in the tournaments. They said more captain slots should have been reserved for female Apex Legends players compared to the two slots given to only GuhRL and ClaraATWork.

GuhRL even proved in the tournament that female players have the skills to compete with and against the best players in the world by achieving 1st place. Although ClaraAtWork finished 12th in the tournament, she and her team fought valiantly.

Amidst all the criticism, GuhRL defended NICKMERCS from all the hostility brought to him and MFAM. According to GuhRL, the captains who were invited were the people known by NICKMERCS, and the captains had the liberty to choose their team members. There was no quota to fulfill.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.