Esports for years has been a male dominated sport but now due to more opportunities and acceptance more females are playing and being backed by punters world wide. If we take a look at the major tournaments in esports, we rarely see female players in professional teams. Although more and more women are playing, esports is still a male dominated field with 71% (Esport Trend Report 2018) of active competitive players.
Speculation has been going on about making esports an official Olympic Sport in 2024. So let’s await a verdict on this, with so many sports not being accepted this would be frowned upon by many world wide. But by 2024 we are hoping that the male dominated side of the sport will have passed. Recently we saw a female taking home the Starcraft 11 Championships in Korea, which you can imagine the males not liking this one bit, but hey the future is open to both genders so get used to it.
Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li walked into the Hearthstone Global Championship at BlizzCon 2019 as the first woman to qualify for the tournament. After a commanding 3-0 victory in the final, she was crowned the winner of the Hearthstone Global Championship and claimed a nice $200,000 check.
Riot Games recently settled a lawsuit filed against it from female employees claiming gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Individuals had been previously handed fines and suspensions, but 2019 was the first time in esports that a company was fully held responsible for its actions toward women.
These are the type of women who have helped support the industry and are paving the way for the next wave of people interested in making esports their home.
In fact, gambling on women’s esports, something that was not widespread earlier, has seen a drastic increase over the past few years Check out these in depth these bet9ja reviews, Tina Perez, Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li, Seira Mueller are just a few of the female names that you expect to see for years to come.