Only one female esports player makes it onto the list of the top 500 earners

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Events like The International, the Fortnite World Cup, and the League of Legends World Championships prove that there’s an awful lot of money to be made in esports. According to a recent study from online marketplace OnBuy.com, however, female players are missing out on the vast majority of those prize pools.

According to that report, which uses data from EsportsEarnings, not one woman appears in the list of the 300 highest-earning esports players. Starcraft II player Sasha ‘Scarlett’ Hostyn,, whose total earnings amount to more than $330,000, only comes in at number 329. The second highest earner, Halo: Reach’s Katherine ‘Mystik’ Gunn, doesn’t even make the top 500 with her career earnings of $122,000.


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