Say goodbye to the Frag Dolls.
As revealed in a post at the group's website , Ubisoft has retired the all-female professional gamer team, ending their 11-year run.
Frag Doll Morgan "Rhoulette FD" Romine, who stepped down from her role as Team Captain in 2011, made the announcement:
"Sad as it is to see something we have loved so much, for so long, reach its final days, there is a sweetness in this simple closure. As the wide community of gamers grows up, we are beginning to learn how to incorporate this burgeoning diversity into our cultural identity. There are growing pains, like with any cultural sea change. But as we say goodbye to the Frag Dolls, we welcome the emerging world in which it will be taken for granted that women do, of course, play and love games, because video games truly are for everyone."
Several members left earlier this year; a grand total of 22 were involved in the team at some point. Ubisoft didn't say why they were dismantling the Frag Dolls but at least they leave a solid legacy behind. For instance, there's the Cadette program that resulted in over 80 women getting jobs at places like Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Blizzard.
Well, we're sorry to see the Dolls go. But maybe they've served their purpose and it's time to move on.