For a long time now, men have dominated pro-level esports. This is surprising when you look at real-world player demographics. In the United States, around 41% of gamers are female. Despite this, only a handful of top-level esports athletes are women. Nonetheless, more women than ever before are penetrating the industry. Below, we spotlight 10 of the best female esports players of all time.
10. Alyona “Ailey” Bordukova
This Russian pro is one of the best female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players of all time. Her worldwide rank might leave a lot to be desired, but when it comes to high-stakes play, she can more than deliver. She’s competed in numerous CSGO tournaments and walked away with a first-place finish back in 2018.