Women in Gaming & Esports

This month in Next World Labs, we pose an essential question: Why, in an era of global gaming growth and influence, does the gender gap persist so prominently within esports? As we turn the spotlight onto the underrepresentation of women in this realm, we seek to uncover challenges, highlight successes, and discuss avenues for creating a more welcoming environment. 

Make sure to scroll down to discover our captivating infographic on women in gaming.


Read this month's exclusive interviews featuring women in the gaming industry 

Levelling the Playing Field: Najd Fahad's mission to pioneer change in esports

A champion in the realm of esports, she's a unique figure; Najd is the first Saudi woman to clinch an e-football title. Click the title to read about how she remains a shining example of how Saudi Arabia is elevating its young population to become the next generation of esports athletes.

Investing in Change: In Conversation with Boyoung Kim of Griffin Gaming Partners

The video game industry has seen an increase in the appointment of women in key leadership positions in gaming companies globally, but is the industry doing enough? Click the title to find out.

Charting The Female Revolution in Asia's Gaming Industry

Lisa Hanson, the CEO of Niko Partners, a firm specializing in game market intelligence in Asian markets, sheds light on the evolving role of women in the region's gaming scenario, click the title to read more.


A curated selection of articles and stories that made an impact

Microsoft is now a gaming juggernaut

The recent acquisition not only elevates Microsoft's position in the gaming industry but also opens up extensive opportunities in the mobile gaming market, including revenue from mobile game advertising and potential growth.

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Apple has everything it needs to dominate gaming - except games

Apple is finally hitting its stride with gaming. There's just one problem you can't play a ton of games on Mac.

Source: Digital Trends

Twitch, YouTube are slowing big-money deals for gaming talent

Amazon's Twitch and Alphabet's YouTube are phasing out big-money content deals with top livestreaming gamers after years of making seven- and eight-figure offers.

Source: The Seattle Times

Guild Esports pens investment deal to earn up to £1m

First payments of £250,000 are unconditional as the outfit aims to expand into the Middle East and North Africa

Source: GamesIndustry.biz 

Assassin's Creed Mirage: Gamers marvel at ancient Iraq

Iraqi players celebrate release for its portrayal of Arab and Islamic culture and history

Source: The National News
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