The huge gender hole has narrowed in Call of Duty esports: Kelsaroony has turn out to be the primary lady to qualify for the Call of Duty Challengers Elite match.
Kelsaroony and her teammates on Team WaR certified on Jan. 5 for the upcoming season of CDL Challengers Elite, which can run from Jan. 18 to Feb. 2 in a number of areas, together with Europe the place WaR relies.
“Firstly, as always, I want to give a shoutout to my teammates who have made this possible,” Kelsaroony advised Dot Esports. “It’s great to be the first female to qualify for the Elite, but hopefully that’s just the beginning. The outpouring of support and encouragement I’ve received has honestly been incredible. Hopefully it encourages other females to get involved and rubbishes some of the stereotypes that people have.”
Kelsaroony has been constructing a repute for herself for years by competing at excessive ranges within the male-dominated esport and participating in offseason tournaments.
She has garnered consideration and reward from a number of high-profile members of the CoD neighborhood, together with OpTic Hitch, who congratulated her on Twitter. CDL basic supervisor Daniel Tsay additionally confirmed her some love for the massive accomplishment, together with a number of others.
The 21-year-old Scottish competitor follows within the footsteps of fellow feminine competitor Squizzy, who certified for the Call of Duty World League again in 2015. But the CDL is a complete completely different ballgame, with Challengers Elite groups doubtlessly shifting on to face off with CDL professional groups in worldwide competitors.
Kelsaroony and her teammates—Genesis, BBConor, and Disarray—will look to earn their share of the $50,000 prize pool for CDL Challengers Elite in Europe this season earlier than doubtlessly persevering with to rise by the ranks and garnering consideration from CDL organizations and the esports world at giant.