The Slow (But Steady) March Toward Inclusivity For Women In Esports

April 16, 2021

Gaming and esports have seen tremendous growth over the past 18 months. The stay-at-home orders of 2020 have supercharged an expected growth rate of 9% annually in the coming years.  Viewership on platforms like Twitch has jumped by more than 50% in 2020 as more and more people consume video game-related content.

But despite all of this expansion, the gaming and esports industries continue to be dominated by men, even though more women are playing video games than ever – with some studies finding that women actually make up 41 percent of all gamers in the United States. So, why haven’t opportunities for women within our industry grown at the same meteoric pace as the industry itself?

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