The gaming and esports industries are synonymous with the world of men. Even so, there are still some female esports players who have managed to achieve success. Here are 10 female esports players with the largest income, according to Esports Earners. Interestingly, the players who entered this list competed in different games. In fact, most male esports players who get the biggest prizes are Dota 2 players, in particular, the winners of The International.
Here is a list of the top 10 earning women professional players.
1. Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn
With a total income of US $ 393.5 thousand, Scarlett is the female esports player with the largest income. Not only that, she is also the first female Starcraft player to win a major tournament. And not long ago, he signed a contract with a new team, Shopify Rebellion. Indeed, Starcraft’s esports scene is not that big when compared to other esports games such as League of Legends or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Even so, major tournaments from Starcraft are still in high demand. So, Scarlett will still be able to continue her career.
2. Vi “VKLiooon” Xiaomeng
VKLiooon sits at the second position on the list of female players with the largest income. In total, he has earned US $ 238 thousand. She is one of the well-known female players in the Hearthstone esports scene. She suddenly became famous when she won the Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals in 2019. At that time, she became the first woman to win the competition.
3. Kat “Mystik” Gunn
Now, Mystik is contributing to the gaming and esports industry by becoming a streamer and cosplayer. However, before he was known as a streamer, he was a professional CS: GO player. He managed to win big prizes thanks to the success of his team, Carolina Core, in the Championship Gaming Series (CGS). With a total income of US $ 122.6 thousand, she is the female esports player with the third largest income. Indeed, Mystik’s career as a professional player did not last long. However, it was enough to make his name known among esports fans so that he could change direction to become a streamer.
4. Rumay “Hafu” Wang
Hafu is known as one of the most popular streamers on Twitch. He is known for his ability to play Teamfight Tactics. So far, he has earned US $ 84.5 thousand. Later, he no longer competes in esports competitions. Even so, he is still active in the world of esports as a streamer. In November 2020, Hafu became the female streamer with the most viewers after Valkyrae.
5. Ricki Ortiz
Ricki Ortiz, a Street Fighter player, sits in fifth place with a total income of US $ 81.2 thousand. Indeed, since the beginning of his career, Ricki has always focused on fighting games. Now, he plays as Evil Geniuses representative in fighting game competitions, particularly Street Fighter. He even won second place in the 2016 Capcom Cup. He only lost in the final round to former champion Du “NuckleDu” Dang.
6. Nina “Nina” Qual
Throughout her career as an esports player, Nina managed to get US $ 77.9 thousand. This makes him sit in position six. Just like Scarlett, Nina is also a Starcraft 2 player. Until now, she is still actively participating in Starcraft competitions with Team eXoN. Prior to that, he was part of ROOT Gaming. He first joined ROOT Gaming in 2012. He left the team for family reasons in October 2012. However, one month later, he returned to ROOT Gaming.
7. Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon
Geguri is an Overwatch player from South Korea. In the team, he usually plays the role of Off-Tank. Some of the heroes that characterize him are Zarya, D.Va, Roadhog, and Orisa. He joined the Shanghai Dragons – the Overwatch League team that represents China – in February 2018. Together with the Shanghai Dragons, Geguri has won several prestigious tournaments, such as Overwatch League 2020 – Asia Playoffs, Overwatch League – 2020 Regular Season, and Overwatch League 2020 – Countdown Cup . However, he left Shanghai Dragon in October 2020. In total, Geguri managed to get US $ 70.1 thousand.
8. Tina “Tinaraes” Perez
With a total income of US $ 66.2 thousand, Tinaraes is in eighth place. He is a Fortnite player and joined Gen.G in October 2018. At that time, Gen.G also signed a contract with Maddie “Maddiesuun” Mann. Together with Maddiesuun, Tinaraes became the female Fortnite duo in Gen.G. Both of them are the first female Fortnite players to get contracts with big esports teams. Together with Rhux and Pika, Tinarae managed to become the first winner of TwitchCon 2019.
9. Maureen “Alice” Gabriella
If you are a PUBG Mobile player or an esports fan, you must have heard the name Maureen Gabriella aka Alice. Throughout her career, the Bigetron Red Alien player has raised US $ 57.4 thousand, making her the 9th largest earning female esports player. Acting as a Sniper or Support, Alice has indeed won many prestigious competitions with Bigetron, such as PUBG Mobile Pro League – Fall Split 2020: SEA. In PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0: League, Alice and Bigetron won second place.
10. Marjorie “Kasumi Chan” Bartell
Marjorie Bartell’s name is known in the esports world after she defeated Sarah Harrison in the Gaming Series Championship, the Dead or Alive tournament. In less than a year, he managed to win over US $ 55,000, making him the highest-grossing Dead or Alive player. He took the name “Kasumi Chan” from one of the characters in the Dead or Alive series.