[UPDATE] We had previously stated that Maestra is Polish, when she is Austrian. We regret the mistake and have corrected it.
Despite being barred from sponsoring professional teams in Riot-run tournaments, Team YP isn’t showing signs of slowing down when it comes to picking up esports squads. Their latest acquisition comes in the form of an all-woman League of Legends roster, the organization announced Monday morning.
Team YP is an organization owned by adult entertainment publisher YouPorn, hence many esports organizers’ hesitations in allowing their representation in their tournaments.
Comprised of two Polish players (top laner Joanna “Myshka” Pigla and jungler Patrycja “Reniferka” Krumin), two Austrians (mid laner Tanja “Escape” Reither and support Marlies “Maestra” Brunnhofer), and a Spaniard (AD carry Laura “Aryenzz” Muñoz), the team has largely been playing in women-only amateur tournaments like the ESL sponsored LoL EU West 5on5 Ladies <3 LoL Cups.
However, with the newly minted sponsorship under their belt, they hope to expand their horizons to co-ed tournaments as well. “We will start playing in Go4LoL cups soon, because we are choosing to not only play against other female teams,” says Reniferka.
Taylor Cocke is hopeful that the ladies of esports will start getting more and more of a spotlight in the scene. Follow him on Twitter @taylorcocke.