Janet Rose is a rare find. She’s a female gamer. But that’s not her only claim to fame. With over 280,000 followers on Twitch, where she streams under the handle “xChocobar,” she was one of the lucky few to win a game of the insanely popular Fortnite Battle Royale. But when Rose wanted to get on a competitive gaming team, she was rejected just because she is female. “They said it was because they didn’t want me distracting the other players,” Rose told Cheddar Friday. That attitude, she said, might be one of the reasons why there are a lack of women in the gaming space. “I guess the other reason is...the [belief] of women just not being good enough.” The gaming world is notoriously male-dominated, both on the player side and that of the developers. And many of the women who do crack into the field are met with sexual harassment. According to a study by [Newzoo](https://newzoo.com/insights/articles/male-and-female-gamers-how-their-similarities-and-differences-shape-the-games-market/), just 23 percent of console gamers and 35 percent of computer gamers are female. For these reasons, Rose dislikes playing games where she has to use her microphone, she told Cheddar. “And I do pretend to be a guy a lot,” she said. For the full interview, [click here](https://cheddar.com/videos/for-the-love-of-the-game).

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