Now, there is a stereotype that eSports are a territory exclusively for men. But this is not the case when it comes to the women mentioned below. Girls love games as much as men; they play them a lot, participate in international championships, and, more importantly, win. Therefore, there are the richest woman gamers in the world maybe you never known.
If you don’t know dan curious, let’s check list of the most influential women in the gaming industry.
10 Richest Women Gamers in the World
1. Alice “Ali” Lew – $ 8,000
Alice “Ali” Lew won about $8,000 in five tournaments. She is extremely good at Counter-Strike. In her first tournament in 2006, she won $800. But only two years later, the total rose up to $4,000.
2. Alana “Ms.X” Reid – $ 10,000
Alana “Ms.X” Reid is a Canadian who managed to win $10,000 in a competition when she defeated competitors in Quake III Arena, in 2015. She won the silver, but her victory was impressive and memorable.
3. Libya “Lifi” Tirnstra – $14,000
Livia “Lifi” Tyrnstra played Quake and Unreal Tournament in the New Zealand competition. Then, she moved to Europe where she occupies the leading positions, playing Left 4 Dead. She won the third place in both tournaments and earned $14,000.
4. Jamie “Missy” Pereida – $15,000
Jamie “Missy” Pereida destroyed her fellow gamers in California at a Quake III competition, winning a prize pool of $15,000.
5. Rumey “Khafu” Van – $ 16,000
Millions of girls all over the world want to become like Rumey “Hafu” Van, the world Warcraft champion. She won more than 14,000 dollars only in 4 games, playing this legendary game. Although, since then, she has switched to another game, Bloodline Champions, where she has already earned an extra $2,000 in one tournament.
6. Vanessa Arteaga – $ 20,000
Vanessa Arteaga took home most of her prize as the winner of the 2008 Dead or Alive 4 competition where the prize was $15,000. The year before, she has already become a champion in the same tournament, in the same game where she earned $5,000. Not bad money as for playing video games.
7. Sarah “Sarah Lou” Harrison – $50,000
The only Briton on this list is Sarah “Sarah Lou” Harrison who won one of the biggest prizes in the biggest game league in the world. In 2008, she participated in the Dead or Alive 4 competition and won. Thanks to her skills and countless hours of practice, she won the tournament and received $50,000 in winnings.
8. Marjorie “Kasumi Chan” Bartell – $55,000
Marjorie “Kasumi Chan” Bartell is also good at Dead or Alive 4 where she won $50,000 in 2012. Before that, she finished with the second place and won $5,000.
9. Sasha “Scarlett” Gostyn – $102,000
Canadian Sasha Scarlett Gostyn is one of the most prolific and highly competitive female gamers in the world. She amazes the gamers all over the world with her incredible skills in StarCraft II. During 30 competitions she participated in since 2011, she won over $100,000, playing this game. She is known as one of the best StarCraft II players in the world. She is the second of richest women gamers in the world.
10. Catherine “Mystic” Gunn – $122,000
Dead or Alive 4 is a popular game as for expensive tournaments, and one of its most recognizable champions is Catherine “Mystic” Gunn. In 2007, she won the prize, finishing second and receiving $15,000. In 2008, she took the third place and a prize of $7,000. Then, she became the highest paid gamer woman. In total, Katherine earned $122,000 during her career. She is the richest women gamers in the world.
References: Dafunda Game