The number of female players is increasing rapidly with half of the world’s players now being women and girls. But while there are plenty of successful influencers and characters in gaming – few make it into esports – the competitive aspect of video games is.
Research shared exclusively with the BBC has for the first time revealed the lack of female success in esports and found that there are no female players in the top 300, and that only a small portion of the millions won in competitions around the world will go to. to women. Our online correspondent Joe Teddy talks to female esports players to find out why so few women are on the sharp end of the game.
Produced and Directed by: Natalia Zou
Executive Producer: Claire Williams