Only person that gets it.
Yes and no. Given it is true, which is likely, it does show some inexperience running events like this (especially outside an all-male demographic). Still silly though.
Basically what they're scared of is a male LPL team suddenly identifying themselves as female to just clean up the tournament.
I'm pretty sure this is the reason. A lot of people still think that male gamers are better than female ones. And I'm also sure some guys wouldn't mind acting gay to get a chance at that tournament prize.
If there's no limit, I'm pretty sure more than 3/4 of the competitors will be "gay" guys... *wink**wink*
But then again this is an e-sport, so there's really should be no advantage for a male player against female ones.
There is an actual reasoning behind the whole "dudes have the advantage" and that's mostly those that have displayed the ability to participate or HAVE participated at the pro-level that abuse lax or obscure rules to get ahead and make money. It's unlikely
, but as another poster has pointed out, it's much better to have a "we will remove you for anything we deem as foul play" type ruling rather than one that caters specifically, given the issue is sensitive as it is.
It is a bit dumb when looked at through the "they had a reason" lens, because even if the reason was the one previously stated, the wording is really... -really- dumb.
Either way, Rito will likely sort this out given their immediate response. It's a bit out there otherwise.