Hearthstone Battlegrounds saw a special event this weekend by Super Girl Gamer Pro. It celebrated Women’s History Month.

This past weekend, Super Girl Gamer once again organized a Battlegrounds event for Hearthstone women. This event was oriented toward female, female-identifying, and non-binary players alongside $2,500 in prizing.

With the goal of inspiring more under-represented genders in the esports scene, Super Girl Gamer has been organizing different events for the past six years. Hearthstone women had a chance to compete in a Battlegrounds tournament this March. Let's go over what happened.

Super Girl Gamer Pro: Battlegrounds

This two-day event was the second edition of the Super Girl Gamer Pro (SGGP) women-exclusive Battlegrounds series. The tournament format was simple. Participants were divided into eight-player lobbies, with the top four earners of each lobby advancing to the next round.

This SGGP Battlegrounds event attracted many women in the Hearthstone community, from casual players to established streamers. Among these players were Slysssa and Sunglitters, who are advocates in the fight for equal gender representation in Hearthstone.

With 32 players participating and signups exceeding the tournament's capacity, the event was a success. The point system allowed players to make a comeback if their first game was not the best, but at the same time, there was little margin for error with only three games per round.

Keep in mind that these women had to adapt to last week's Battlegrounds patch, so this event was a double challenge. This Battlegrounds event had an official broadcast in addition to many of the participants streaming their runs.

After the first day, eight players were ready to compete in championship Sunday for $2,500 in prizing. In the finals, the last woman standing had to accumulate points throughout five Battlegrounds games to become the champion.

Nusen, the inaugural SSGP Battlegrounds champion, was there to defend her title, but she wasn't the only woman who had won a SSGP event before. SSGP's previous season had also a constructed event in which Rusinha got crowned as the champion.

The field was tough and there were many candidates to take the title. In the end, it was LuNotFound who pulled an impressive comeback and won the event. It's remarkable that despite a rough start in every round, she was able to recover instantly.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds SGGP final standings (Image via Super Girl Gamer)
Hearthstone Battlegrounds SGGP final standings (Image via Super Girl Gamer)

Here are the final standings, but you can check out all of the event results, including the Day 1 scores on the official tournament leaderboard.

About Super Girl Gamer Pro

The Super Girl Gamer Pro organization has been around for over 15 years. Transitioning from regular sports to esports in 2017, the Super Girl platform has encouraged many women to play in other titles besides Battlegrounds.

This past year alone, SSGP ran women-exclusive events for VALORANT, Rocket League, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Tekken 7, Fortnite, and Battlegrounds.

"Our mission is to create a safe environment that encourages and empowers women to participate in competitive gaming and to help facilitate a future where all genders have equal opportunities within esports and the gaming industry as a whole."

Women in Hearthstone

Following SSGP's mission and values, during the event broadcast, Dawn "Dragonrider" highlighted many events and women related to Hearthstone and Battlegrounds. It's a good exercise for everyone to look back and remember during Women's History Month.

Some of the most iconic of them were:

  • BlizzCon November 2018: During the deep dive of Rastakhan’s Rumble, Liv Breeden became the first woman to present Hearthstone information on stage.
  • November 2019: Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li became the first woman Hearthstone World Champion
  • December 2020: Lunaloveee makes it to the Hearthstone Worlds Championship. This was her third consecutive appearance in the pinnacle of competitive Hearthstone.
  • November 2021: The first Hearthstone official broadcast with two women on the casting desk at the same time happened during Masters Tour Undercity with "Jia" Dee and Dragonrider.

On top of these iconic moments, Dragonrider also highlighted some of the most influential women in Hearthstone. Alexandra "Alliestrasza" Macpherson and Rumay "Hafu" Wang were present since the early beginnings. They streamed and created content, leading to more representation and encouraging women to stream and compete. Meanwhile, Pathra "Pathra" Cadness was the first woman to be a part of the Hearthstone Grand Master program. Notably, she also won third place in the 2019 Global Games with New Zealand.

Hearthstone women have shaped the game throughout the years and we all should remember them with gratitude and respect. If you want to know more about Super Girl Gamer, please visit their official site.

That's all for now, but stay tuned for more Hearthstone news and updates. Be sure to visit Esports.gg for all the latest esports news. See you next time in Bob's Tavern.

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