The achievement goes further, as he is the first person of Chinese nationality to win the Grandmasters tournament trophy.
Xiamemg "VKLioon" Li savors the honeys of triumph. The Hearthstone player has won the Blizzard Entertainment card game Grandmasters tournament and has become the first woman to achieve it. He is also the first person of Chinese nationality who has achieved it. The records don't end there: Li is, for all intents and purposes, the first woman to win a trophy in the BlizzCon Grand Final.
As Eurogamer points out, "VKLioon" has been able to beat American Brian "Bloodyface" Eason by 3-0, for which he has received a trophy and a cash prize of $ 200,000 (about 180,000 euros in exchange). In her first statements, the champion has had words for other women, often neglected in the field of electronic sports.
"This is the best way to strike back at those people who doubted me only because I am a girl. It proves that girls can be strong pro players, just as guys do." – Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li pic.twitter.com/ 1PQczUHwim
– Hearthstone Esports (@HSesports) November 2, 2019
Encourage women who want to fulfill their dream
Li recalled that two years ago he wanted to sign up for a great tournament, so he lined up to sign and participate like everyone else. However, while he waited, a boy recriminated his own presence and told him that he shouldn't be queuing because it wasn't something for her. "Now, I'm here with all the support from the fans," he celebrates. "I want to tell all women that they have a dream for esports, competition, glory, that if you want to do it and believe in yourself, you must forget your gender and go for it."
The official Hearthstone account on Twitter has collected some statements from the winner that point in the same direction. “This is the best way to counterattack all those people who doubted me just because I am a girl. This proves that women can be strong professional players, just like boys.
Blizzard Entertainment organized its annual event last weekend (November 1, 2 and 3). In BlizzCon 2019 not only ads were made, but there was also room for esports tournaments.