Top Female eSport Teams
eSports is a male-dominated sport. An estimated 90% of Major eSports professionals are men. Despite huge strides in the last decade, male gamers still far outnumber girl gamers. But the large video game publishers and brands are taking notice. The video game industry is growing more quickly than ever, with an estimated 2.5 billion players worldwide. Who better to grow popularity and discoverability among girl gamers than, well, girl gamers?
In the last decade, the somewhat inclusive E-gaming Arenas have become more welcoming to girl gamers. With major brands sponsoring All Female gamer girl groups and recently, Female eSports league has started to gain traction globally. Change is afoot. And we may see more girl gamers competing and winning yet.
The move to diversify eSports and include more girl gamers is growing by the day.
From major brands to NBA teams are on a quest. There is a vibrant NBA 2K League. In 2019 for the first time, WNBA players are making their debut in NBA 2K. A quest to grow the number of Female professional player in eSports and level the playing field. Hopefully in the near future, re-balance the 9-to-1 Male to Female player ratio, still prevalent in the current E-gaming community.
It’s hard to deny the prejudice Females have faced in the professional gaming community. Now more than ever, the community is more welcoming to Gamer Girls. Many more skilled Female Gamers are winning major game tournaments. The male-centric gaming community must accept, some more slowly than others, the idea of professional female eSport players. And respect them as winners and champions.
Take for example in the Global HearthStone Tournament, VKLiooon defeated the previous world champion in a clean sweep, winning the Tournament by a huge margin.
She became the first-ever female HearthStone Champion at Blizzcon in 2019. Punctuating her history-making victory, she said:
“I want to say to all the girls out there that have a dream for eSports, for competition, for glory. If you want to do it and you believe in yourself, you should just forget your gender and go for it”.
This was a historic moment in the gaming community. One that shattered the old prejudice – that “Girls can’t play games.” A wakeup call for the old-guard, heard far and wide by women and men around the world. And arguably more importantly, by boys and girls across the land.
The Female Gaming community has made huge progress in the last decade. Let us take a look at some of the most prominent professional eSports All-Girl groups from all around the world.