Ruling Update - Iron Solari League
BY GG Sphere - February 03, 2015

Statement regarding issue brought about by this ruling can be found here:

Greetings Ladies of the League!

After the successful and fun inaugural event, we're excited to announce that our All-feminine tournament, The Iron Solari, will now be organized monthly.  With the 2nd leg happening on February 22, 2015 at The Net.Com - Recto Manila
Read more about the 2nd leg here.

For this coming leg, we intend to experiment on some changes we plan to put in place with regards to who can join the Iron Solari.  This is related to the open-discussion whether members of the Lesbian, Gay ,Transgendered Women, particularly gay and transgendered women, be allowed to participate.  We've given a lot of thought on this subject, and we've similarly consulted and talked with various parties including the female teams who joined the 1st leg of Iron Solari, and a number of LoL players belonging to the Lesbian, Gay ,Transgendered Women community.  

For any events we do, we always want to make sure we are able to have an inclusive environment where no one feels left out, and of course for everybody to enjoy.  On this angle, we believed that allowing more to be eligible to join is obviously the answer and as many of our female teams have expressed -- Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered Women members are their friends too.  On the other hand, for any competitions, we seriously look at ensuring there's a fair level playing field for all participants.  And there are arguments and concerns from other participants who disputes that Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered Women members may probably have some unfair advantage.

Putting all these points into consideration, we wish to experiment on the following changes to be implemented in this 2nd leg:

1) Each team will be allowed to have a maximum of one (1) Gay/Transgendered woman for the entirety of the tournament day.   Therefore, teams cannot do the following: Team_A's first game will be 4 female members and 1 gay, then on Team_A's second game, they will have 4 female members and replace with another gay or transgender member. 

2) Any team who has violated the above provision, regardless if intentional or otherwise, whether discovered during the day of the event or some time after, will have all their team members (the female members as well as the Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered women member) sanctioned with a 1-year ban on all Garena-organized events, including subsequent Iron Solari Tournament.  

It is our hope that with this changes, we're able to realize our goal to have an event where everybody can enjoy while at same time preserving the competitive aspect of this tournament.  We intend to closely monitor the impact of the changes made and will continue to have an open dialog with all parties involved as we continue to look for ways to keep improving Iron Solari.  

Thank you for your support and cooperation,
ESports Team

Statement regarding issue brought about by this ruling can be found here: