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    Default Tuks student smashes the glass ceiling at the IeSF's 7th World Championships

    Maryke 'Ykie' Kennard went to the IeSF's 7th World Championships - Seoul to make history as part of the MWEB Protea eSports Team.

    However, as with so much of life, plans change….

    Maryke proved to be flexible enough to adapt to the changing circumstances and grabbed each and every opportunity as they presented themselves to her.

    Before the championships even began, the Secretary general of the IeSF (Mr. Alex Lim), requested Maryke to take the Athlete's Oath. Maryke confided with the South African Manager (Mr. Ryan Boyes) about such and her fears about doing so, but the South African team rallied around her and encouraged Maryke to take the honour.

    At the opening ceremony, Maryke performed the oath with poise and dignity to become the first female to take the oath on behalf of all participants.

    Although Maryke more than ably lead the South African League of Legends team to a stunning victory over Iran, it was, sadly, not enough to climb out of the group stage.

    It should too be noted that Maryke is the first female to captain a League of Legends team at such event.

    However, with a shout-caster falling ill, Maryke was then drafted in to shout-cast as her own experience in this regard had not gone unnoticed by certain IeSF officials.

    Thus Maryke was shoved into the forefront of a different aspect of eSports to become the first female to ever shout-cast at an IeSF World Championship.

    Teamed up with Reid 'RAPiD' Melton, Maryke 'Ykie' Kennard took to shout-casting like a duck to water. Reid proved to be a great mentor and associate as he brought out the best in Maryke.

    There is no doubt that Maryke has left an indelible impression on eSports which is likely to be remembered for many years to come.

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    She is a hottie, well done!

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    What glass ceiling bro? I don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vast_aire View Post
    What glass ceiling bro? I don't understand.
    The venue where the championship was held had a glass ceiling .................lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vast_aire View Post
    What glass ceiling bro? I don't understand.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_ceiling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vast_aire View Post
    What glass ceiling bro? I don't understand.
    It's a colloquial term used with the progress of woman, usually in the business world. The 'glass ceiling' implies that they cannot go further up in their career path, due to them being women.

    Or, to quote wiki/google on this:
    An unacknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and members of minorities.
    In the above case, I think 'shattering the glass ceiling' is just to add some clickbait sensationalism to the article, considering that it boils down to "their team got creamed in group stages, so she decided to shout cast instead".
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    I have very little clue what any of that article mean

    I am not that old, why can I not understand this eSports jargon!
    What the frick is a shout-cast?

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    Expected pictures of a crazy gamer standing around shattered glass.

    Am leaving this thread highly disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARC73 View Post
    I have very little clue what any of that article mean

    I am not that old, why can I not understand this eSports jargon!
    What the frick is a shout-cast?
    Shout cast is a commentator ...........

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    need some pictures of the event!

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