Female Gamers

It pays to be a gamer these days and women are catching up

Did you know that gaming – or esport as it is sometimes called, is the fastest growing sport in the world? Yes, gaming is beating all other sports right now, including football. Today, the global esports market is worth $1.08 billion and is expected to reach $1.6 billion by 2024.

The highest earners in gaming are raking in some serious cash, with the top three globally raking in more than $3 million each to date. Looking at the top 25 gamers – they’re all men and they’re all under 40 and most of them under 30. Women are competing against each other there, but they still have a long way to go to catch up with the dudes

As with most sports, esports players compete against each other in gaming events or tournaments that culminate in regional and international championships. For these events, esports has millions of spectators from all over the world. In the US alone, viewership is expected to rise to 48 million between 2020 and 2024.

Here are the top 10 highest-earning female gamers in the US, as compiled by the gaming company, Solitair.

Women are taking part in esport and here they are…

We’ve mostly talked about the men in gaming, so you’re probably wondering where the female gamers are? Well they’re in there and in a deep dive of the highest earning gamers in the USgaming company – Solitaired – has put together a list of the Top 10 highest earning female gamers and you can see them in this chart above.

When Solitaired compiled this list, they discovered that Katherine “Mystik” Gunn is the highest-earning American female gamer. Her merits are the result of multi-gaming efforts that showcase her diverse skills across a number of games. She is also the only female gamer in the US with a six-figure income.

Of the Top 10 highest earning women – two stand out as tapping into the fighting game genre and they are Ricki Ortiz (#4) whose game is of choice Street Fighter V, and Marjorie ‘Kasumi Chan’ Bartell (#7) whose game is your choice Dead or Alive 4.

More about the highest earners

It’s true, the female gamers still have a long way to go to catch up with the highest earning players in esport. The person who holds the title of highest-earning player in esports comes from Pennsylvania, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, who was just 16 when he won the inaugural 2019 Fortnite World Cup, beating 40 million players to win the $3 million prize. to take home .

Bugha’s love for video games started early – he grew up playing with his dad, first MarioKart Balloon Battles and later Duty and the pre-battle royale iteration of Fortnite, save the world. But as with any star athlete, it’s not all fun and games. In the months leading up to the 2019 Fortnite During the World Cup qualifier, Bugha practiced for six hours after school every night.

In total, Bugha has almost fully earned $3,175,211.72 from Fortnite wins. (Note that this revenue comes from competition winnings only and does not include revenue from sponsorship or other sources.)

What is the most played game?

In the top 100 highest earning gamers is the most played game Fortnite. The average age of the top 25 highest earners is 24.5 years. The highest-earning male players seem to stick to first-person shooter (FPS) games like Fortnite, Call of Dutyand counter attack – or multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, namely dota 2.

The three youngest gamers in the top ranking are Shane ‘EpikWhale’ Cotton (#6), Rocco ‘Saf’ Morales (#11) and Hayden ‘Elevate’ Krueger (#18). They are all just 18, while Clinton ‘Fear’ Loomis is the oldest in the top ranking at number 4.

With the average competitive career of an esports star that lasts four to five years, 25 is also the age at which most pros “retire.” Many are simply moving away from competitive gaming to entertainment or content creation in addition to live streaming their gameplay.

About Solitaire: Solitaired has a vision where users can play tournaments for their favorite classic games, be it heartsMahjongor Yahtzee† Solitaired hopes to bring people together in a fun and competitive way with games they love and that allow them to win prizes. For more information about Solitaire, visit here.

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