Many people believe that men are better at gaming than women and that seems to be the case in the current professional gaming scene. When you look at the demographics of professional gamers, you will likely see several patterns. The most obvious one is that they are mostly below the age of 25 and they are mostly male. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any successful female gamers out there.

These are the top 5 highest-earning female gamers in the scene. Their earnings are calculated base on their total earnings from tournaments and competitions. 

1. Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn - Canada ($3,65,055 – Rs. 2.72 crores)

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Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn

Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn, known as the “Queen of StarCraft", is a 27-year-old professional gamer in StarCraft II. Since winning her first tournament (NESL Iron Lady), she has participated in over 200 tournaments. Her highest-earning from a tournament is $50,000 when she won the IEM XII - PyeongChange competition for StarCraft II. An interesting fact about Scarlett is that she is actually a transgender. 

2. Li "Liooon" Xiao Meng - China ($2,26,450 – Rs. 1.69 crores)

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Li "Liooon" Xiao Meng

24-year-old Li "Liooon" Xiao Meng is a professional Hearthstone gamer in China and is currently placed at rank 590th on the list of the world’s highest-earning gamers. She earned a whopping $2,00,000 (around Rs. 1,5 crores) for winning GrandMasters 2019 last year and also became the first female to win the Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals and to win a BlizzCon Esports tournament. That is the highest-earning she has ever got and it occupies nearly 90 percent of her total earning. 

3. Siobhan “HaganeNoTema” Bielamowicz - Australia ($1,22,716 – Rs. 91.6 lakhs)

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Siobhan “HaganeNoTema” Bielamowicz

Even though Siobhan “HaganeNoTema” Bielamowicz is not as popular as other names on the list, she is still one of the highest-earning female gamers in the world. Better known as HaganeNoTema on “Attack on Titan Tribute Game”, she first appeared in 2014 and has won 7 out of the 24 competitions she has even participated in. 

4. Katherine “Mystik” Gunn - US ($1,22,300 – Rs. 91.3 lakhs)

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Katherine “Mystik” Gunn

32-year-old Katherina “Mystik” Gunn is a famous professional female gamer and cosplayer with a total earning of around Rs. 91.3 lakhs. Katherine’s biggest win is at World Cyber Gamer Ultimate Gamer (Season 2), in which she earned $1,00,000 (around Rs. 74.6 lakhs). She is also the highest-earning girl gamer in 2015, according to the Guinness World Records.

5. Ricki “HelloKittyRicki” Ortiz - US ($81,366 – Rs. 60.7 lakhs)

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Ricki “HelloKittyRicki” Ortiz

Ricki Ortiz, also known as HelloKittyRicki, is the last name and also the old one on the list. She is currently playing for the US-based powerhouse Evil Geniuses. The 37-year-old player started her career in 2003 through a Tekken competition and she has taken part in more than 60 tournaments. In 2016, she participated in the Tier 1 Tournament of Capcom Cup 2016 competition and took second place with prize money of $60,000 (around Rs. 44.8 lakhs).