When video games were first developed, the industry was not expected to be a lucrative career option. But over the years, the scenario changed. Though video games are not considered by sports enthusiasts as any kind of sport, the truth is, the video gamers walk away with big moolah, enough to put them at par with some of the greatest sports stars in the world. The scenario in gaming has not only changed in terms of the money that the players of gaming companies earn, but also in the image of the players. The general stereotype that video gamers are just obese bespectacled nerds does not apply anymore. They are cool and dashing. Even women are taking up gaming as a profession, and there are numerous professional gamers. They are among the highest-earning in the industry. Let us take a look at the 10 Highest Paid Female Gamers in the world.
1. Katherine Mystik Gunn
Katherine Gunn, who goes by the name Mystik in the world of games, is the highest paid female gamer. Dead or Alive 4, a popular game with big money tournaments, is her forte. In just 3 years, she defeated top contenders in both Dead or Alive 4 and Halo: Reach. She placed 3rd in 2007, and bagged $15,000, and obtained 3rd position with $7000 in 2008. In 2010, she played Halo: Reach and became the champion, earning $100,000, besides fame. In her short career, she is already worth $120,000. Other women who have earned themselves quite a firtune through a professional career as a gamer are Christopher “Potter” Chi with winnings worth $7,800, Jennifer “Jso” So and Samantha “Ricochet” Whale who have earned $7,000 each, Mirlet “Hitomi 1” Delgadillo whose earning from gaming so far is worth $6,000 and Seo “ToSsGirl” Ji-soo with $5,753.13 worth of winning from gaming. Women are thus showing great potential in the field of gaming, and though their earning is still less than their male counterparts who still constitute 70% of the contenders, it is likely that more and more women will be interested in this profession and soon give some tough competition to the men.