We regularly hear how stem, video game, sports are not inclusive enough. The barriers are rooted in sexism and that has all these effects (paygap for instance).

I grew up in the time when spending time on a computer or playing video games was not considered cool. I would even claim that a good portion of those that had those hobbies were not welcome elsewhere. I feel that that truth is getting erased like an old Stalin comrade.

But as grassroots are organic and not centrally controlled I was pleasantly surprised to see an esports event for GeoGuessr on the frontpage. Of all the things to compete in I wouldnt have thought of GeoGuessr. But from what I have seen of clips of the best “players” and the crowd this is far from a diverse group but it is 100% organic based on their interests.