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Are electronic sports affected by the gender gap?

BP World Bureau | Dec 04 2021 08:50:14 PM

Esports (electronic sports) is a form of competition using video games. In the past two decades, these games have seen the rise of professional players. But, even esports is not immune to the gender gap. 42% of the gamers who watch esports are female but all of eight players competing in this year's The Valorant Champions Tour are men. Of the 300 highest-earning e-sports players, not one is a woman. Despite physical strength not being a factor, it is not understood why so few women make it to the top in esports.