Why are there so few professional female gamers? – BBC News

The number of female gamers is growing rapidly with nearly half the world’s gaming community now made up of women and girls.

While there are plenty of successful female gaming influencers and personalities – few are making it in esports – the competitive side of video games.

Research shared exclusively with the BBC has shown there are no female players in the top 300 earners and only a tiny fraction of the millions of prize money being won in competitions around the world is going to women.

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