Who are the top 10 female esports players?
- Sasha Hosten
- Li Xiaoming
- Sioban Belamovic
- Catherine Jen
- Ricky Ortiz
- Tina Perez
- Romay Wang
- Majori Bartell
- Janet Rose
- Sarah Harrison
1. Sasha “Scarlett” Hosten
- Over $420,000 in Professional Profits
- Won more than 40 championships
- Ranked among the top 400 players by career earnings (any game)
Sasha Hostyn is a StarCraft II player from Canada who plays for Brave Star Gaming. She is also known by her player ID, Scarlett. She often plays with Zerglings as well as Banelings and Mutaliks. After playing in more than 230 tournaments, she managed to earn more than $420,000.
Hostyn started playing in early 2011 when she was just 17 years old. She started participating in women-only tournaments. She is best known for winning the NESL Iron Lady competition twice in a row in 2011. Throughout the following year, she competed in more tournaments and continued to hold a high profile. Hostyn’s breakthrough moment came when she beat several of Las Vegas’ most famous players in the IGN ProLeague 4th Season.
She is currently the only woman to be ranked among the top 500 players worldwide. Sasha Hostyn is ranked in the top 400 highest earning players of all time.
2. لى “Liooon” Xiaomeng
- Over $240,000 in Professional Profits
- 2019 Hearthstone World Champion
- Grandmaster 2019 World Champion
Li Xiaomeng is a Hearthstone player from China. She is mostly known by her player ID, Liooon. Competition in tournaments began in early 2018, finishing second in the WESG Asia Pacific Finals.
Not long after, she made history in 2019, when she was the first player to win the BlizzCon Esports Championship. She placed first in the Hearthstone GrandMasters World Finals. She was 23 when she defeated Brian Easton (aka Player ID, his bloody face) in the Finals 3-0, winning $200,000. After winning, Xiaomeng gave an inspiring speech that encouraged women to compete in esports. This historic feat helped her win the Moment of the Year on ESPN in 2019.
3. Siobhan “HaganeNoTema” Bilamofitsh
- 1st place in the 2018 1v1 Damage Dueel Championship
- 1st place in the 2015 1v1 Speed Duel Championship
- She earned more than 40 thousand dollars in her career
Siobhan Bielamowicz is an Australian player who is best known for playing Attack on the Titan Tribute Game. Her player ID name is HaganeNoTema. She started playing in 2014 but had a special year in 2018. In 2018, Belamovic finished first in three major tournaments where she won between $17,500 and $20,000 each.
Attack on the Titan Tribute Game is a free online game that is less popular than most other Esports games. However, Belamovich managed to master this less crowded scene. You have risen to become a top contender and to be the second highest paying player as of 2020.
4. Catherine “Mystic” Jen
- 1st place in 2010 WCG Ultimate Gamer Season 2, winning $100,000
- 2nd place in CSG 2007 Playing Dead or Alive 4, winning $15,000
- Ranked as the highest-earning female athlete in the Guinness Book of Records in 2015
Katherine Gunn is an American gamer who also uses her player ID, Mystik, or the alias Kat. She is known for being a very talented multiplayer gamer. Her biggest win came when she placed first in the Halo Reach tournament called World Cyber Gamer Ultimate Gamer in 2010. She was only 22 years old and she won $100,000 for taking first place in the tournament.
In 2015, Gunn was ranked as the highest-grossing female athlete by Guinness World Records. It was eventually overtaken by Sasha Hostyn, but Gunn is still a top earner with over $120,000 in earnings.
In addition to playing Halo Reach, Gunn also earned money by playing Dead or Alive 4 and Call of Duty: Warzone. Gunn is busy outside playing esports. She founded her own cosplay team, Under 3 (LTR) and is broadcast often on Twitch.
5. Ricky “HelloKittyRicki” Ortiz
- Over $80,000 in professional earnings
- Ten Championship wins in Street Fighter games
- 2016 Capcom Cup runner-up
Ricky Ortiz is a fighting game pro since 2003. She started playing arcade games in San Francisco when she was nine years old. After high school, Ortiz moved to New York to attend more tournaments and get more in the gaming scene.
Like other players, it is also known by its player ID, HelloKittyRicki. She is best known for playing Chun Li in the Street Fighter series and has achieved the greatest amount of success. Outside of this game, you also play Marvel vs Capcom and Capcom vs SNK. She is also highly regarded for breaking Nakuroro in the original version of Capcom vs SNK.
She has been playing with the American esports team, Evil Geniuses, since 2010. Her last big win was in 2016 when she placed second in Street Fighter V in the Capcom Cup. In this tournament, she won a staggering $60 thousand.
6. Tina “TINARAES” Perez
- TwitchCon Championship 2019
- Over 16,000 followers on Twitch
- Over $66,000 in Professional Profits
Tina Perez is also known by her player ID TINARAES. She currently plays for Gen G, the US Esports team. She joined this team to improve her status as a professional player and also to help Gen G’s mission to provide more opportunities for female players.
Perez has made a name for herself by playing and winning in Fortnite. She achieved her first big win in 2019 when she took first place in the TwitchCon Fortnite Finals. For that number one spot, she got $39,000.
Perez started playing games on console when she was younger before switching to the PC version in 2017. Her first experience with gaming and the world of Battle Royal was with H1Z1, where she became a top female competitor. However, once the popularity of this game declined, it shifted its focus to Fortnite.
7. Rumi “Hafu” Wang
- #1 Player Teamfight Tactics in 2019
- She has more than 1.3 million subscribers on Twitch
- He has succeeded in Teamfight Tactics, World of Warcraft and Hearthstone tournaments
Rumay Wang, who also goes by her player ID name Hafu, is another top player from the United States. Wang has been gaming since 2008 and has achieved a lot of amazing achievements since then. Some of her biggest wins come from playing Teamfight Tactics, but she also had similar success while playing World of Warcraft and Hearthstone.
In June of 2019, it was announced as the number one player in Teamfight Tactics while the game was in its newly released beta phase. After that, she signed with the G2 Esports team.
Also, in 2019, she placed second in Battlegrounds Brawl while playing Hearthstone. She won over $20,000 to put in this tournament. In addition to her dazzling gaming exploits, Wang is also a popular Twitch program with more than 1.3 million followers. She often broadcasts her games Hearthstone and League of Legends.
8. Marjorie “Kasumi-chan” Bartell
- She won the 2007 Dead or Alive 4 بطولة Championship Series
- 2nd place in 2006 Dead or Alive 4 Championship Gaming Invitational
- She has earned over $55,000 in her career as a professional esports player
Marjorie Bartell is an American fighting game player. She is also known by Kasumi Chan, her player ID, which comes from the character she often uses while playing Dead or Alive 4. Like many of these other players, Bartell also made history by being the first player to reach the Finals of the Trailer Games Tournament. . She placed second in the CGI Championship in 2006.
She went on to win her first championship in 2007. She took first place while playing Dead or Alive 4 in the Championship Game Series. For this win, I got $50,000. After competing in just three tournaments in about a year, she earned $55,000.
Since this win, Bartell has not been very active in the esports world. However, she was one of the first women to make a name for herself in the gaming community and paved the way for future female gamers.
9. Janet Rose “xchocobars”
- Won 2019 Twitch Rivals: League of Legends
- Take part in ESPN’s first Apex Legends EXP Pro-Am Championship
- Nominated for “Twitch Streamer of the Year” at the 2019 Shorty Awards
Janet Rose is another highly successful Canadian female athlete who is growing in popularity. Her player ID name is xchocobars. Rose has been in the gaming scene since 2017. She has competed and been placed in games like Fortnite, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Chess.com, Apex Legends and Teamfight Tactics.
One of her first big wins was in January of 2019, when she won the League of Legends game on TwitchRivals. She also beat some tough opponents while playing Hearthstone in Battlegrounds Brawl in 2019 and while playing Fortnite during various Fortnite skirmish series in 2018.
Out of competition in tournaments, Rose is another professional Twitch player to follow. Her following depends mostly on her skills in League of Legends. I already started broadcasting before the competition even started professionally. It was first broadcast on YouTube in 2013 and then on Twitch in 2015.
10. Sarah “Sarah Lou” Harrison
- 2008 Dead or Alive 4 Championship Game Series Winner
- She earned over $50,000 in her career
- Best Female Player in the UK
Last on our list is Sarah Harrison. She’s a UK gamer aka her player ID, Sarah Lowe. Harrison has a very clean record as she finished first in the only tournament she was in. In 2008, she won the Game Series Championship while playing Dead or Alive 4, winning $50,000. She won this series with her Birmingham teammates Salvo.
Harrison chose to play Dead or Alive because she found the game simple. This allowed her to easily train before the tournament in order to get the grand prize.
Are there many professional players?
Unfortunately, esports are still dominated by men. Although female participation has increased since the popularity of esports has increased, there is still a long way to go. Women are less likely to compete in higher-reward games like Dota 2, League of Legends, or Call of Duty. This has caused a huge wage gap. Only one of the highest paid female players is in the top 500 overall.
The esports community is working to bridge this gap by encouraging more female participation.
Which player has the highest following broadcaster?
Iman Anis, or Bokimane, is a Canadian-Moroccan player who has over 5 million subscribers on Twitch and 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube. It has streamed over 3,500 hours on Twitch and surpassed 100,000,000 viewers since the beginning of 2013. The most popular Pokimane games that can be streamed are League of Legends and Fortnite.
In 2019, a TV series called Streaming IRL was released with Pokimane to show her follower growth.
Is there a women-only esports team?
Dignitas Female is an all-female team that competes in CS: GO or Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The team won the 2019 and 2018 CS:GO Women’s World Championships. The team was founded by Emali Garrido, Caroline Noquez and Amanda Smith. Some other clubs like Gen G, Counter Logic and Singularity have started all-female teams.
What are the biggest women-only esports tournaments?
More and more female-only competitions have started in the past few years. Intel Challenge Katowice is one of the most popular of these games as it has a winning prize of $25,000. In 2019, DreamHack decided to create another women’s only CS: GO tournament. This tournament garnered one of the biggest prize winners: $100,000. There are other smaller women’s-only tournaments, but the prize money isn’t that big compared to other mixed competitions.