For a long time, people used to see videogames as a predominantly male world activity. Stereotypically games are often associated with guys, but in these progressive times, things have changed!
Girls, girls and more girls
We’re all familiar with lead female game characters. After all, which real gamer doesn’t know Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft, Resident Evil’s Jill Valentine or Samus Aran from the Metroid series? But besides this increasing on-screen time, the number of committed skilled female players is growing more and more every day.
And when we say “more every day”, we mean MUCH MORE. In the UK for example, women represent 52% of all players. Following the trend in Latin America, specifically Brazil, female players already make up a staggering 52.6% of all players. The US is not far behind, with this number as high as 47%.
It’s not just men that are serious about gaming. In a segment that continues to grow exponentially, women in the world of professional gaming are letting their skills do the talking, breaking down those familiar barriers and prejudices. Take the case of Cristina Santos, a Brazilian gamer who’s led the “Super Street Fighter IV” world rankings, or Geovana “Revy” Moda, the first female player in the country to become a professional player in “League of Legends”. We could name many more, but this already proves that gaming is definitely for women, who, bit by bit, are achieving the long awaited gender equality. And yeah, we’re here and we’re here to stay!