The gaming industry was always, and still is, predominantly about men. But there are women who are fighting for their rightful place against all odds by doing what they are best at – gaming. The women gamers of India will not only make you feel astonished, but you’ll get inspired to do what you love. Let’s get to know the pioneer women gamers who are breaking the stereotype, by making their passion, their profession, playing games to their hearts content and changing the industry, one game at a time.
Niharika Patil, popularly known in the gaming community as Niha Novacaine, is a cosplay lover and a serious gamer. She first started with cosplay in a tender age of 13 years. Her love for this unique art has only intensified with time. Along with cosplaying and gaming, she is also running a channel on Twitch TV which is a live video streaming community for gamers.
Shagufta Iqbal is only 23-year old who loves to game, eat, sleep, and repeat. She goes by the name Xya in the gaming circles. When she first tried her hands on Counter Strike, she then and there realized that she wanted to do this professionally. Currently, she is a professional gamer and one of the very few women who are into the gaming scene in Bhubaneswar.
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