Western concept of a 'pro gamer':
Korean concept of a 'pro gamer':
I believe the pro scene of broodwar has been popularised due to reinvented image of a hardcore gamer, this is largely responsible due to Kespa's regulations of keeping the pros in a exercise regime to keep the players active and healthy looking and encourages them to behave and look a certain way. This caused female fans to become more accepting to esports, after all 50% of the population are girls
The western idea of hardcore gamers being unnatractive and unhealthy is true for the most part! Likely the reason why there are so few female fans in the foreigner scene compared to the asian scene.
The question is, should there be a concious effort to improve the appearance of western pro gamers? let's talk.