The e-sports market is exploding every year. However, 30% of all fans of such esports are women, and the percentage is increasing year by year.
According to market research firm Interpret, the proportion of women among esports fans reached 30.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018. This is an increase of 6.5% in two years from 23.9% in 2016. In addition, 35% of all esports gamers were women. Considering the fact that many esports fans and pro gamers have been male over the past 6-7 years, this increase is noteworthy.
In major games, female gamers ratio ÷ male gamer ratio × 100 is low for PC and console games such as Dota 2, Counter Strike, and League of Legends, but for mobile casual games such as Cookie Jam and Candy Crush Friends Saga. The ratio of sexual female gamers exceeds the majority.
According to Skillz, a mobile e-sports platform, 7 out of the top 10 pro gamers who won the Skills Competition in 2018 were women. They made a whopping 8 million dollars a year.
Interpret said that in the next two years, if the number of female fans increases by 6%, e-sports fans will be closer to the general male and female ratio. If some industries work hard, the role of women in e-sports will expand and new developments can be expected. Explained. In addition, it is expected that the new title will appear for mobile and tablet PCs rather than PCs or consoles such as 3D shooting games and real-time strategy that women are expected to play a new role. Related information can be found here .