Gaming isn’t just an enjoyable pastime. It can also be a lucrative career. Professional gamers can make a lot of money by playing competitive gaming, Twitch streaming, creating “Let’s Plays” and becoming a household name.
Many people are familiar with Ninja, Fortnite, and PewDiePie, but what about female professional gamers? My initial assumption was those female gamers didn’t like competitive gaming such as StarCraft or Call of Duty. But I was wrong. These women are on a costly path to stardom and wealth in gaming, which is now a billion-dollar business.
Top 50 Hottest and Highest-Earning Gamer Girls
1. Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn
Total Prize Money Earned: $406,391.18
Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn, a Canadian StarCraft II player, plays Zerg. StarCraft II was her first game in April 2011. She began her competitive journey by joining an online league for women – the NESL Iron Lady – and won the tournaments twice consecutively in Autumn 2011.
Scarlett won Playhem’s “Sponsor Me!” contest in March 2012. The Tournament is an online tournament for amateur players who do not have a team or sponsor. She won the tournament and was awarded an all-expenses-paid trip for four to Las Vegas IPL 4, where she performed well in the open qualifiers.
Scarlett was at the 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series Canada. She made her way through the winner’s bracket, defeating Drewbie, Ostojiy, and DdoRo to reach Grand Finals. Scarlett defeated Ostojiy in the final series to become Canada’s champion. She finished with a 12-1 record and secured a seed at the 2012 WCS North American Championship.
Scarlett once more swept through the winner’s bracket at the 2012 WCS North American Championship. She went through Theognis and Mystik, HuK, and Insur before defeating ViBE twice to win the tournament.
2. Li “Liooon” Xiao Meng
Total Prize Money Earned: $240,510.00
Her Twitter account.
Blizzard crowned the first female winner at Blizzcon when Xiaomeng Liooon Li stormed to victory in the Hearthstone GrandMasters.
Li defeated Brian ‘bloodyface” Eason with a score of 3-1 during the global finals, winning her the grand prize cash of $200,000.
She is not only the first woman in Hearthstone to win but also the first woman to win any major competition at Blizzcon with any Blizzard title.
3. Katherine “Mystik” Gunn
Total Prize Money Earned: $122,550.00
Katherine Gunn is an American cosplayer and esports player. She is also known as Mystik. She won the second season of WCG Ultimate Gamer 2010. Also, she competed in the Championship Gaming Series.
4. Rumay “Hafu” Wang
Total Prize Money Earned: $85,066.67
Wang began to take World of Warcraft more seriously after the introduction of the player-versus-player arena mode in 2007. She didn’t know that it was possible to play video games professionally at this time. Sponsors noticed her talent and allowed her to attend Major League Gaming 2008, as well as several other tournaments in the following years. Hafu eventually switched to Bloodline Champions PvP arena, and became the Dream HackSummer 2011 Champion, with her teammates MegaZero, Iverson.
5. Nina “Nina” Qual
Total Prize Money Earned: $83,652.33
Nina and Fitzyhere faced off in a BO21 show match on April 11, 2012, to see who would be joining ROOT Gaming’s roster. Nina won with an 11-8 score and was accepted into ROOT’s roster. ROOT Gaming accepted Nina and Fitzyhere to their roster. ROOT Gaming announced on October 16, 2012, that Nina would be leaving to concentrate on her matters. Nina rejoined the team a month later.
6. Ricki Ortiz
Total Prize Money Earned: $81,618.18
Ricki Ortiz was a street fighter player from her middle school years. She often visited her local arcades. John Choi, her mentor, convinced her to go to her first Texas tournament at age 16. After her High School graduation, her desire to attend more tournaments led her to move to New York.
7. Kim “Geguri” Se Yeon
Total Prize Money Earned: $72,798.68
Kim Se-Yeon, better known as Geguri, is a professional Overwatch player from South Korea who played most recently for the Shanghai Dragons in the Overwatch League.
Kim was known for her precision in computer mouse movements. After being accused by other professionals of using aim assist software in 2016, she demonstrated her skill in a monitored studio. She was then signed to EHOME Spear. This professional team eventually disbanded and Kim did not participate in the first division APEX tournament. After a brief stint with Rox Orcas in 2018, she signed with Dragons to become the Overwatch League’s first female player. She was also named one of Time’s 2019 “Next Generation Leaders”.
8. Tina “TINARAES” Perez
Total Prize Money Earned: $66,215.20
TINARAES was the original player to sign up for Gen.G’s Fortnite Team in October 2018. This team eventually rebranded as the Gen.G Bumble Female Fortnite Team. In September 2018, almost a year later, she used Gen.G’s Los Angeles facility, private chefs, coaching, and other tools to earn $42,000, as well as a first-place finish in TwitchCon 2019. Since TINARAES’s victory, there has not been a Fortnite event won and won by a female since.
9. Maureen “Alice” Gabriella
Total Prize Money Earned: $57,400.00
Maureen Gabriella Stephany (also known as BTR Alice) is an Indonesian professional PUBG Mobile player. She currently plays for Bigetron RA. She is one of the best and famous PUBG players in the world.
10. Janet “xchocobars” Rose
Total Prize Money Earned: $55,250.00
Rose began creating videos on YouTube in November 2013 and started live streaming on Twitch in May 2015. Rose was best known for her commentary and gameplay of League of Legends and Fortnite in her early years. Her fans are affectionately known as the Potato Army.
Rose was one of four captains of the $100,000 League of Legends esports charity event in 2018. She also participated alongside LilyPichu and Kaypea. Rose played Fortnite alongside NBA player Josh Hart at IGN’s Fortnite Streamer Showdown later in the year.
Rose also participated in professional esports. Rose won first place in the 2019 Twitch Rivals League of Legends tournament with team EZ Clap. She was invited to the inaugural Apex Legends EXP Pro-Am tournament by ESPN.
11. Marjorie “Kasumi Chan” Bartell
Total Prize Money Earned: $55,000.00
Her Instagram account.
Marjorie Bartell, a pioneer in Esports, was the winner of the Championship Gaming Series Dead or Alive tournament. She won more than $55,000 in less than a year and is the Dead or Alive player who has the most winnings. Despite not having many wins, she is now at the top of the Esports gamers’ list. After a character in the Dead or Alive series, Kasumi-Chan chose Kasumi Chan’s username and player ID.
12. Ksenia “vilga” Klyuenkova
Total Prize Money Earned: $54,976.07
Ksenia “vilga” Klyuenkova, a Russian professional Counter-Strike Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike player. She currently plays for Galaxy Racer Female. Vilga, a Russian girl gamer, was the top-ranked Russian girl on the list. Vilga is like many other Russian female gamers, and she has found her niche with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. She has won a world champion title 8 times.
13. Benita “beNITA” Novshadian
Total Prize Money Earned: $53,189.96
Novshadian was inspired to keep playing and to “see what it goes” by the introduction to a group of female players early in her career.
It took no time for it to travel anywhere: around the world.
Novshadian, 15, joined her first all-female competitive team. She was only 15 years old when she began to travel solo. Eleven years later, her travels have taken her to Canada, Mexico, France, Canada, Ukraine, Denmark, and Ukraine.
14. Zainab “zAAz” Turkie
Total Prize Money Earned: $50,996.28
zAAz began her professional career in 2005, playing for teams like Les Seules and Fnatic Ladies. She won first place in an A-tier DreamHack Tournament. She made the transition to Global Offensive with ALTERNATE.
She won Intel Challenge Katowice three times in a row under three different teams. She showed great improvement during her time with Team Secret, Bad Monkey Gaming, and Dynasty Gaming Female. She maintains the same level of skill as before and has won DreamHack Showdown three times in the past.
As part of Team Sweden, zAAz represented Sweden at European and Worldwide tournaments.
15. Sarah “Sarah Lou” Harrison
Total Prize Money Earned: $50,000.00
Her Twitter account.
Sarah Lou Harrison, also known as Sarah Lou, is another fascinating story. A male player joined forces with a female player in a fighting game tournament, 2008 Championship Gaming Series Season (Dead or Alive 4). After finishing first in the tournament, Sarah Lou and Deng “Messy” Ming Zhi won $100,000.
16. Julia “juliano” Kiran
Total Prize Money Earned: $49,229.08
She is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PSGO) player and is well-known for her juliano gaming tag. Her contributions to various eSports groups, such as Bad Monkey Gaming or Team Secret, have earned her a lot of popularity.
In March 2013, she began her professional CSGO playing career. She joined Team Druidz for the first time.
She finished 1st at the Copenhagen Games 2016 Female Tournament in March 2016. This was her first tournament with Team Secret.
17. Diane “diˆvˆ” Tran
Total Prize Money Earned: $45,160.85
Diane Tran is 26 years old. She was born in the United States on April 24, 1995. She is an esports celebrity player.
Professional Counter-Strike Global Offensive player, known as Di. Her time as a rifler for Counter Logic Gaming Red eSports has earned her a lot of popularity.
18. Mounira ”GooseBreeder” Dobie
Total Prize Money Earned: $43,812.85
Mounira “GooseBreeder” Dobie, a Canadian pro-player. She competes in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Mounira enjoys a breakfast smoothie or fruit and pancakes to get her day started. Dobie enjoys playing Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds when she isn’t working on CS: GO.
Dobie shared a nickname with a friend who was a League of Legends player. They agreed to a dare, and Mounira went by Goosebreeder throughout her professional career. A second interesting story is that Mounira was born in Canada on a goose breeding farm.
19. Amanda “rain” Smith
Total Prize Money Earned: $43,030.64
Amanda ‘rain” Smith is an esports player from Canada who plays Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Her role of entry fragger for Team Dignitas to help win esports tournaments.
Smith enjoys spending time with friends, whether it’s dining out, partying, or watching a movie. Rain and her team travel together to esports events. They make sure to get away from CS: GO and see the sights while celebrating their wins with music and drinks.
20. Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey
Total Prize Money Earned: $42,546.05
Stephanie Harvey, a Canadian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive manager. She was born on April 19, 1986. Also, she is a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player.
21. Anna “Ant1ka” Ananikova
Total Prize Money Earned: $40,958.89
Anna “Ant1ka” Ananikova is a Russian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional player.
22. Jennifer “refinnej” Le
Total Prize Money Earned: $38,905.60
Jennifer “refinnej” Le is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive American player. She currently plays for Counter Logic Gaming Red.
23. Kristen “KittyPlays”
Total Prize Money Earned: $38,700.00
KittyPlays is one of the most popular Twitch ladies. She was the Fortnite Korea Open champion in December 2018 and participates regularly in the Fortnite Skirmish Series.
24. Emma “Emy” Choe
Total Prize Money Earned: $37,390.60
Emma ” Emy“, Choe, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional from the USA who was born November 28, 2000. Currently, she is a part of Counter Logic Gaming Red.
25. Christine “potter” Chi
Total Prize Money Earned: $35,695.25
Christine “potter”, is an American professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive analyst. She is also a retired professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and of Korean descent. She is currently the coach of Evil Geniuses’ VALORANT Team.
26. Rebecca “Becca” Cho
Total Prize Money Earned: $35,675.00
Rebecca Cho is both a gamer and a Twitch streamer. Her fame came from playing “League of Legends” on Twitch. Like many streamers, she has hundreds of thousands on the platform and a channel that highlights from their streams.
27. Hou “yifn0227” Yifan
Total Prize Money Earned: $34,444.48
Her Instagram account.
Hou Yifan, despite being only in her 20s, is widely considered the second-strongest female player in chess history. Hou Yifan won four Women’s World Chess Championships before she declined to take part in the event. She was 16 years old when she won her first women’s title, three years after becoming the youngest female grandmaster ever.
Hou is without a doubt the best female active chess player. It is still unknown where she will be next in chess. She has been absent from tournament play since she completed a master’s at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. She then began full-time work at Shenzhen University, July 2020.
28. Amanda “AvaGG” Myddleton
Total Prize Money Earned: $33,516.67
AvaGG, also known by Amanda Myddleton is an American streamer and pro Warzone player. She also creates gaming content.
29. Irina “Irochka83” Krush
Total Prize Money Earned: $32,722.00
Her Instagram account.
Irina Krush is a fantastic chess player from America. She lives in New York City.
30. Imane “Pokimane” Anys
Total Prize Money Earned: $32,722.00
Anys went to McMaster University, where she studied chemical engineering. However, Anys decided to stream full-time and dropped out of the program. In 2017, she gained 450,000 Twitch followers, earning her account a spot among the top 100 most-followed accounts on the platform. According to the Shorty Awards, her League of Legends gameplay and commentary streams helped her rise in popularity on Twitch. Anys made a brief appearance in a League of Legends trailer, announcing a new mode.
31. Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Powell
Total Prize Money Earned: $32,489.84
EMUHLEET is 5x World Champion of Valorant. She is one of the most following girl gamers. Currently, she is part of Dignitas Female.
32. Jia Aquino “Jia” Dee
Total Prize Money Earned: $32,000.00
Jia is a pro-Hearthstone player and professional Hearthstone caster from the Philippines. She originally planned to be a scientist, but she switched to esports after completing her university molecular biology degree. She was invited to participate in WSOE 2, an all-female Hearthstone tournament. After that, she began a professional career as a player. This led to wins at WSOE 2, WSOE 5, and the chance to represent the Philippines in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
33. Catherine “Cath” Leroux-Racette
Total Prize Money Earned: $30,616.17
Catherine Leroux was Canadian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. After some time, she retired from CS: GO and joined TSM for Valorant.
34. Emma “EmZ” Rankin
Total Prize Money Earned: $30,556.16
Emma is a professional European Call of Duty player. She is also known by her game name “EmZ”. Currently, she is a part of Cloud9.
35. Jamie “Karma” Bickford
Total Prize Money Earned: $30,533.74
Jamie Karma Bickford is one of the most famous American rocket League players and streamers.
36. Wang “BaiZe” Xinyu
Total Prize Money Earned: $30,312.39
BaiZe has been a prominent presence in Hearthstone tournaments ever since 2017. She is an expert at deckbuilding. She is most well-known for her Mutation Shaman of 2017 and her Aggro Mage 2018, which she used to win 3rd place at the Titanar Hearthstone Elite Invitational 2018. Every tournament she attends, she is a threat. Her greatest assets are her creativity and resourcefulness, always looking for the best possible solutions. BaiZe is the best player in the game because of her ability to think quickly, even when faced with destruction on the board. She has won more than $30,000 in tournaments.
37. Siobhan “HaganeNoTema” Bielamowicz
Total Prize Money Earned: $30,133.33
HaganeNoTema, a professional player from Australia, competes in fighting games like Brawlhalla and Attack on Titan. She is a World Cup Champion of Attack on Titan. Since 2014, she has been competing and was most successful in 2017 and 2018. Bielamowicz has been competing since 2014 and had her most successful years in 2017 and 2018.
38. Alyona “Candy” Kuvaeva
Total Prize Money Earned: $30,058.25
“Candy” is another Russian pro-gamer girl with a sharp edge. Specialization in Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Don’t be fooled by the innocent name. Candy is one of the many names that have been mentioned, including others. Nast1a and Ailey won the 2017 World Electronic Sports Games (Counter-Strike Global Offensive Female competition).
Her talents and participation in 9 tournaments have earned her a spot at #2776 worldwide and #102 in her country of birth Russia
39. Chen “GLHuiHui” YuYan
Total Prize Money Earned: $30,000.00
GLHuiHui, one of the first female pro gamers in China, is A well-known Hearthstone player. GLHuiHui, a newcomer to Hearthstone competitive gaming, has had great success.
She won first place at the World Electronic Sports Games 2017 (Hearthstone Female) in March 2018. This was the only tournament she participated in. She beat out DawnLiooon, ‘Yon’, and other compatriots. 1-0 isn’t a terrible record, but I would love to see what else GLHuiHui could do. It would be amazing and wild to match her first-place finish.
Are you a ‘one-and-done’ competitor who proved what she wanted, or are you just preparing to win another grand finish? Her rank is #2569 in all of the world and #300 in China.
40. Angelika “Angelika”
Total Prize Money Earned: $29,475.00
Angelika is well known for her amazing gaming skills. She is a professional player and streamer of Call of Duty. Also, she is a part of The New Royal Raven Team.
41. Stephanie “FemSteph”
Total Prize Money Earned: $27,906.66
An avid gamer and Twitch streamer, she is well-known for playing games such as Counter-Strike and Rocket League. Her Twitch stream is active and has more than 240,000 subscribers.
42. Carolyn “artStar” Noquez
Total Prize Money Earned: $27,419.84
Carolynn ” artStar“, a retired American professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. Sher was born on June 1, 1995. She retired from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on July 7, 2021, to pursue a career with VALORANT.
43. Petra “Petra” Stoker
Total Prize Money Earned: $26,524.83
Petra Stoker, a Dutch professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. She was born on June 1, 1993. She currently plays for XSET.
44. Kiara “milk” Makua
Total Prize Money Earned: $25,518.45
Kiara “milk” Makua” (born November 11, 1995, in America) is a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional player. Dignitas Female was the team she played for recently.
45. Michaela “mimimicheater” Lintrup
Total Prize Money Earned: $24,834.73
Michaela Lintrup, also known as mimimicheater, is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) player from Denmark. She is currently a player for XSET.
46. “Anninalis” – Deb
Total Prize Money Earned: $23,950.00
Annialis, a mixed-ethnicity gamer. She has participated in various competitions. Annialis finished 8th in the Fall Skirmish Series 2018, where she was known to have won more than $23k in tournaments.
Annialis prefers to use a controller on her PC, unlike many other female Fortnite streamers. Despite being an expert at using it, there has been some controversy over her past performances that took full advantage of the aim assist.
47. Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofsetter
Total Prize Money Earned: $23,575.00
Rachell Hofstetter is known as Valkyrae, an American celebrity who is well-known online. After receiving “The Game Award”, Valkyrae was made famous by her live stream on YouTube.
Valkyrae began her career posting videos on Twitch. She began uploading videos to Twitch in 2015. She began posting her videos to YouTube after gaining fame. Later she began creating content for 100 thieves and esports groups.
Fuslie has worked with many streamers including Jacksepticeye and Corpse Husband as well as Sykkuno, Disguised Toast, Pokimane, and Sykkuno. She has also participated in competitive events.
48. Anastasiya “Nast1a” Evdokina
Total Prize Money Earned: $23,515.47
Anastasiya Elvdokina is better known as Nast1a. She is a Russian Pro Player, who is famous for Counter-Strike.
49. Alyona “Ailey” Bordukova
Total Prize Money Earned: $22,580.00
She is a Russian Pro Player and her in-game name is Ailey. She can make $22,000 From her gaming. She is well-known for her Counter-Strike gaming. She is an offensive player and is a force to reckon with. She has competed in more than 5 tournaments and has won in several all-female competitions.
50. Carissa “Magician4MA” Yip
Total Prize Money Earned: $22,447.16
Carissa Shiwen Yip is an American Chess player born on September 10, 2003. Her father Percy Yip was originally from Hong Kong. Irene Yip, her mother is from mainland China.
Her father started teaching her chess moves when she was six years old. She beat him six months later. Soon she was the best eight-year-old girl chess player in the country. She was ten when she became the youngest female player to receive the USCF Expert rating (rating >2000) in US history. In 2015, she became a USCF master.