Ellie's Harassment and Exit From Overwatch Contenders Highlights Toxicity Toward Women in Competitive eSports

Ellie's Harassment and Exit From Overwatch Contenders Highlights Toxicity Toward Women in Competitive eSports

Just before Christmas, Ellie was signed to Overwatch minor leagues, Overwatch Contenders with Second Wind. After receiving threats of doxxing, Ellie stepped down from the league after only 11 days.

On December 21, a professional female gamer, Ellie, tried out for Overwatch Contenders and made the league. Three days later, Ellie tweeted “screenshots that had been passed to her showing a coordinated effort in a Discord room to doxx her.”

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