Hafu Chan is a legend. For the past eight years, she’s been a star in one of the most popular sports in the world: competitive video gaming, known as eSports. And she’s done it while facing an incredible amount of sexism and hostility from others in the male-dominated eSports world.
Hafu streams herself playing Hearthstone and other games on Twitch, where she has thousands of subscribers and a loyal fan base. But she says she’s been turned off from competing because of sexists and trolls sending her nasty messages.
In this episode of REAL FUTURE, Kevin Roose visits Hafu and learns what life is like for a female eSports celebrity, and what she thinks could help eSports solve its gender problem.
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