@nmc2008: The problem that I had with the set-up when I read the article was that it was never fair to begin with. There was no female only Hearthstone tournament. Women only had tournaments for Tekken Tag and StarCraft II. Men had tournaments for other games, including Hearthstone. That made some Hearthstone players upset, probably female ones that didn't have a way to participate. My main problem with the entire premise was that if they have tournaments, make them equal. That means mix them (easiest, fairest option) or have one for each game for each gender, cost be damned at that point. It's really that simple.
Oh... I thought the first grouping had both groups playing all games... well that's dumb, why only two games?