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The First Female ‘League of Legends’ eSports Pro Might Not Stick Around Long

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League of Legends, one of the most popular eSports games on the planet, saw a landmark development last week when one player became the first professional female competitor.

Maria “Remilia” Creveling and her team, the LA Renegades, won a huge match Wednesday in the North American League of Legends Challenger Series. That victory was enough to bump the team into the League of Legends Championship Series, which means everyone on the Renegades’ team is now officially an eSports pro—including Creveling, the first woman to win the honor.

As Engadget reports, however, Creveling isn’t sure she’ll be sticking around. She set out to become a woman pro in League, but she has said on Reddit that she doesn’t have anything more to prove than that she could become a pro. And it might not be worth it to her to stick around.

“The competition doesn’t mean much to me,” Creveling wrote in her Reddit post. “I don’t care to be the best in the world. I love playing with a team and accomplishing stuff and being recognized for it. When I set out initially, I wanted to be the first girl in LCS. That was what motivated me. That dream I had I accomplished and yet it is being challenged in such a heartless way.”

She’s referring to the harassment she’s received for no other reason than being a female gamer, especially one currently enjoying a spotlight of success. It would be a shame for her to quit over that, especially now that she’s made it into the big leagues, but it seems that may be the case. Either way, while Creveling might move on to something new now that she carries her professional gamer cred, she said she’s hanging around with League for “at least one more project.”

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