The world of esports is changing rapidly. More and more females are getting in the action. With all-female leagues and teams becoming more common, it’s not surprising. A market research team in the UK, Kids Insight, put together a report on how many kids are actually interested in getting involved with esports. They released a portion of their findings this week, and it’s quite interesting. In the UK at least, the interest in getting involved in esports is reportedly higher in girls aged 13-18 than it is in boys.

Key findings in the UK via Kids Insight

15% of all girls now watch Esports

More 13 to 15-year-old girls take part in Esports than boys of the same age group

More 13 to 15-year-old girls watch Esports live than boys of the same age group

84% of teen girls are now spending some of their time gaming compared to 75% during the same period last year

Step in the right direction

This is encouraging news since in the past, esports, console, and PC gaming was mostly attracting male gamers. Another noteworthy thing that came out of this report is the majority of the gamers in the UK prefer console gaming over PC. The most-played games on the list will come as no surprise. Players are more engaged in Dota 2, LoL, and CSGO. They also prefer watching Overwatch, FIFA, and Call of Duty on their favorite streaming site of choice.

Fortnite has not fully broken into the esports scene in the UK

What I found extremely interesting is that according to Kids Insight, Fortnite – which is a huge huge deal here in North America and has a very large esports scene – is not like that in the UK. I wondered if it’s because of other games that it’s not doing as well over there or if there’s another reason. Maybe it just hasn’t reached the right target demographic? They did say there is a large difference between those who play for fun and those who actually want to compete. It is good to know that young people, especially females, are more engaged in esports.

[Source]
Tarah Bleier
Tarah Bleier is a freelance writer, editor and content creator from Toronto. Former Staff Writer Here on Daily Esports she is the News Gatherer, finding breaking stories, and doing research to get the site the most up to date content.She currently actively writes for, Flixist and Outright Geekery. As a graduate from Centennial College’s Journalism program, she has also written for Nintendo Enthusiast, PC Invasion, Tribute.ca, Factinate.com and for Geek Enthusiast Magazine. In her free time, she loves gaming, travel cosplaying, prop making and attending as many conventions and geeky events as she can.

    Dealing With Spell and Secret Hunter Post-Rastakhan

    Previous article

    Popular rapper 2 Milly to sue Epic Games for using his dance move

    Next article

    You may also like