YeoChoeMi (여최미), which translates to “Best Female Mid”, is a popular Korean streamer who mains Anivia and Aurelion Sol. This past week, she finally was promoted from Master to Challenger..
Unsurprisingly, YeoChoiMi has had to deal with quite a bit of haters as she’s streamed the games. Many viewers could not believe that she played her games herself, saying that she just showed a face cam with a male friend played for her. However, she’s proven people wrong time and time again, streaming with a mouse cam to show she actually has the skill.
In the video below, you can see her being promoted to Challenger, placing right above SKTelecom T1’s beloved top-laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon.
This isn’t the first time a skilled female esports player has gotten hate and disbelief. Overwatch player Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon also got major flack at the beginning of her career, being told that there was no way a 17-year-old girl could play at her level. She later played games live to prove the haters wrong.
Girls have been kicking butt in League for a long time. Maria “Sakuya” Creveling is the substitute support player for FlyQuest and previously played for Renegades under the name “Remi.” There’s also Cypress, a Nidalee player known for her disgusting game with Cloud9’s Sneaky, Meteos and Team SoloMid’s Bjergsen.
So, yes, it’s happening and it’s been happening and it’s awesome.