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We all know such big names as s1mple, ZywOo,⁠ NiKo, b1t, and Twistzz. But how about ANa, vicu, or kaahSENSEI? Buckle up! Today, we’ll tell you all about the top 10 female players in Counter-Strike 2 who prove that it’s not, in fact, only men's game to enjoy.

Historically, there is a large disparity between male and female players in CS2.For instance, in February 2019, women comprised only 24% of the game’s fanbase. So, the female pro league is far less popular than the men’s one. However, it saw a massive user interest spike in recent years. Top CS2 teams like G2, NAVI, and Virtus.pro actively train their own all-women squads that successfully compete in global tournaments. We used publicly available ranks and earnings to create this list of the best pro female players in CS2. Please note that these rankings are fluid and are likely to change over time.

10. tory—Victoria Kazieva

The Russian 25-year-old Rifler has been playing for one of the most successful women’s Counter-Strike teams globally—Nigma Galaxy—since 2021. In their match against Brazilians B4 on Vertigo during the ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals, Victoria led the parade with 27 kills. Showing consistently good results in her role, she won 84.6% of maps with a 1+ rating, 1.23 KD, and 1.35 Impact. All in all, she is a force to be reckoned with. 

Alongside other top-ranked female players in CS2 from Nigma, she won that tournament and has been nominated for the Women's Team of the Year in 2023. When we say she’s one of the top pro female players in CS2 we aren’t kidding, as tory is also nominated for the Women’s Player of the Year alongside ANa and vicu.

Rating: 1.25

Recent achievements (2023):

  1. 1st—ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals ($50,000)
  2. 1-2nd—ESL Impact League Season 4 Europe
  3. 5th-6th—GOAT League 2023 Summer VACation ($15,000)
  4. 1st—ESL Impact League Season 3 ($50,000)
  5. 1st—ESL Impact Katowice 2023 ($50,000)

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Amount of prize money (2023): $34,200

9. mira—Mira Luna

The next top female CS2 player we wanna tell you about is US-born Rifler mira from Tsunami Sirens. Luna started her career in 2022 with the FA WHITE team, but her star truly rose in 2023 when she joined the Tsunami roster. Being only 21, she’s already an impressive esport professional with 1.18 KD and 75.4% KAST. She scored an impressive 235 total kills with 51.9% headshots. Can you imagine the level of skills that girl possesses?

Rating: 1.25

Recent achievements (2023):

  1. 2nd—ESL Impact Autumn 2023 Cash Cup 7 North America
  2. 3rd—ESL Impact League Season 4 North America
  3. 2nd—ESL Impact Summer 2023 Cash Cup 3 North America

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Amount of prize money (2023): $550

8. vicu—Wiktoria Janicka

A prominent member of the second-best team on the global arena, NAVI Javelins, vicu’s aptitude for the game seems almost supernatural. She’s always sharp, focused, consistent, and intelligent. Wiktoria is rightfully considered one of the best female players in Counter-Strike 2 in the entire world, thanks to her great aiming and reaction skills that complement the AWPer’s role. Despite being just 21, the stats of this Polish star are mind-blowing, and she’s been getting better and better with every match. She played 241 rounds on 13 maps and won 69.2% of them with a 1+ rating, securing three crazy wins in 1v2 clutches. As her ascension continues, Wiktoria will probably join the club of the highest-ranked female CS2 players ever.

Rating: 1.25

Recent achievements (2023):

  1. NAVI Javelins are nominated for the Women's Team of the Year
  2. vicu is nominated for the Women’s Player of the Year
  3. 2nd—ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals ($25,000)
  4. 1-2nd—ESL Impact League Season 4 Europe

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Amount of prize money (2023): $14,000

7. izaa—Izabella Bieberbach Galle

Galle also gets the top-rated female CS2 player title for her consistently improving skill level. She started her career in 2019 with paiN fe, but finally found her calling in FURIA fe, where izaa has played since early 2021. Only 21, this Brazilian Rifler is a competent in-game leader and gets the job done as a true pro. Despite her young age, Galle is a natural-born team player who handles her responsibilities extremely well. With a 54.7% ratio of headshots in her 245 total kills, Galle holds the strong 1.18 KD, 81.3 ADR, and 0.73 kills per round. Although the team has been struggling after losing olga, Izabella keeps showing consistency beyond comprehension. We hope she’ll shine as a fragging in-game leader for at least the next decade along with her teammates and take her well-earned place among the highest-ranked female CS2 players.

Rating: 1.26

Recent achievements (2023):

  1. 5-6th—ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals
  2. 1st—Gamers Club Women Masters VIII
  3. 1st—ESL Impact League Season 4 South America
  4. 1st—Brasil Game Show 2023 Women Finals

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Amount of prize money (2023): $30,323

6. madss—Marissa Dasta

Behold, the madly skilled and fierce Rifler enters the scene of the best female CS2 players. The 22 years old North American star has cemented her reputation in the women’s esport arena as a quick and creative thinker. Marissa’s career has been booming since 2022, and the line of teams she’s been a part of include Please Send Help, CLG Red, and finally FlyQuest RED, where she’s been playing since mid-2023 with a solid 1.33 KD ratio. Her other stats include 77.5% KAST, 81.4 ADR, and 0.80 KPR, which is pretty impressive.

Dasta is a stellar performer and good communicator who shines in critical situations, and watching her clutch is like watching life imitating art. For instance, during the final map of the ESL Impact League Season 4 North America against EG Gold, madss took matters into her own hands and became an Overpass decider with 21 kills. In her 240 rounds on 12 maps, she won 66.7% of them, where 58.3% of maps were with 1+ rating players.

Rating: 1.27

Recent achievements (2023):

  1. 7-8th—ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals
  2. 1st—ESL Impact League Season 4 North America

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Amount of prize money (2023):  $7,300

5. BiBiAhn—Vivienne Quach

The rising wave rider from Australia, Vivienne continues to prove herself as the top-rated fe CS2 player, ranking among the world’s top 10. She started her journey in Mindfreak back in early 2022, transferred to CLG Red later on, and then landed a spot in the FlyQuest RED roster alongside madss.

Her efforts pay off in impressive numbers of 1.24 opening kills and 1.31 KD ratios. When this 21-year-old Rifler enters the game, she truly tries her best to secure the win. BiBiAhn’s ADR is at a steady 84.7, followed by 0.82 kills per round and 79.2% KAST. Magnificent, considering she performs in the role that’s supposed to die first a lot, wouldn’t you agree?

Rating: 1.29

Recent achievements (2023):

  1. 7-8th—ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals
  2. 1st—ESL Impact League Season 4 North America
  3. 4th—IESF Women World Championship 2023

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Amount of prize money (2023): $5,700

To see where Vivienne ranks among her peers and to get a broader view of the competitive landscape, check out CS2 pro player rankings for the latest stats and standings in the pro scene.

4. empathy—Lucy Verkaik

This 19-year-old talent from the USA makes her way into the list of the best female players in Counter-Strike 2 as one hell of a team leader who plays almost equally superior in two roles—AWPer and Rifler. Lucy "⁠empathy⁠" Verkaik is a delight to watch on screen, especially when she clutches and starts landing headshots left and right. The girl’s career began in Sacrifice in mid-2022 and skyrocketed through EG Gold up to her current team, Shimmer.

Lucy showed stellar performance during the ESL Impact Season 4 Finals, putting Shimmer among the finalists. Today, her stats can impress anyone with the staggering 90.7 ADR and 0.88 KPR. She has 345 total kills, with 41.7% of them being headshots. As a supportive team member with a 0.23 assists per round ratio, empathy is sharp, quick, and well-aimed, which is proven by her 1.17 KD and 72.6% KAST.

Rating: 1.30

Recent achievements (2023):

  1. 7-8th—ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals
  2. 1st—ESL Impact Autumn 2023 Cash Cup 6 North America
  3. 2nd–ESL Impact League Season 4 North America

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Amount of prize money (2023): $1,600

3. kaahSENSEI— Karina Takahashi

The FURIA fe’s master, kaahSENSEI, enters the chat. The Brazilian CS2 female pro was born on October 22, 1995, and gaming is in their family’s blood since Karina’s sister is mindle, a professional VALORANT player and former CS:GO pro. With a career that started back in 2017, she’s now a well-accomplished award-winner and simply one of the best female CS2 players in the world.

Her KD is 1.68, followed by 83.2 ADR and 0.88 kills per round. With 335 rounds and 18 maps played, kaah got 296 frags, of which 34.8% were via headshots. And oh boy, does this woman know how to clutch!

Rating: 1.37

Recent achievements (2023):

  1. 5th-6th—ESL Impact League Season 4 ($7,000)
  2. 1st—Gamers Club Masters Feminina VIII ($6,115.08)
  3. 1st—ESL Impact League Season 4 South America
  4. 3rd-4th—ESL Impact Katowice 2023 ($10,000)
  5. 2nd best female player of 2023 in Brazil by DRAFT5

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Amount of prize money (2023): $4,421.52

2. ANa—Ana Dumbravă

They often call her the female version of s1mple. So, don’t let ANa get an AWP because she’ll demolish you. Nah, who are we kidding? She’ll destroy you with a pistol as well. In all seriousness though, Dumbravă is indeed an extraordinary AWPer and a six-time ESL Impact Champion. Although only 24, she’s among the 10 best female CS2 players of all time for a reason. In 2022, HLTV named ANa the Women's Player of the Year. The Romanian sniper’s stats in 2024 include an astonishing 0.91 KPR, 83.9 ADR, 79.3% KAST, and 1.66 KD ratio.

Dumbravă’s Nigma Galaxy team is simply unstoppable during female CS2 tournaments. They’re stronger together, but ANa stands out among others thanks to her incredible senses, ability to feel the game, and god-like aiming skills. She has a recognizable character pattern when it comes to her play. Lead, clutch, retake—she can do it all. Remember that NAVI Javelins’ loss in the grand final of the ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals? ANa was partially responsible for that, scoring 15 frags just in the first half of it.

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Rating: 1.39

Recent achievements (2023):

  1. 1st—ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals ($50,000)
  2. 1-2nd—ESL Impact League Season 4 Europe
  3. Nigma Galaxy is nominated for the Women's Team of the Year
  4. ANa’s 2nd nomination for the Women’s Player of the Year

Amount of prize money (2023): $32,700

To discover how ANa's Nigma Galaxy stacks up against other elite squads and to see the latest dynamics in team performance, dive into CS2 team rankings for an up-to-date leaderboard.

1. Fawx—Lydia Dalton

Here you have it: the best female CS2 player in 2024 according to HLTV’s ranks. Fawx is Tsunami Sirens’ pro AWPer, proficient at one-shots and 1v3 clutches, who previously played for Rejects and FDC. She’s been around since around 2015 and had overall 5,485 hours in Counter-Strike by September 2023. This US-based 24-year-old won almost all of her 14 matches in ESL Impact Autumn 2023 Cash Cup 7 North America, where her team got the silver.

During the ESL Impact League Season 4 NA, Dalton delivered an amazing performance against Cherry Bombs on Inferno. She ended the map with a 2.06 rating, 111.0 ADR, 20 kills, and only five deaths in 18 rounds! Dalton’s current loss streak is down to one match, and the win rate is 62.50%. The girl is universally skilled with rifles and shotguns alike, so AWP is not the limit for her. Fawx played 301 rounds on 12 maps, finishing 2023 with a 1.60 KD ratio, 0.79 kills per round, and 92.0 ADR. The headshot rate among her 286 total kills is 36%!

Rating: 1.45

Recent tournament achievements (2023):

3rd—The Mustache Masters Season 5 Tournament

2nd—ESL Impact Autumn 2023 Cash Cup 7 North America

3rd—ESL Impact League Season 4 North America ($2,200)

2nd—ESL Impact Summer 2023 Cash Cup 3 North America

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Amount of prize money (2023): $700

Final Words

Admittedly, CS2 has all the potential to boost women’s league development with a better wage ceiling and stimulate at least somewhat similar competitiveness to what more common men leagues enjoy. With big players like NAVI and G2 entering the tournament scene, women around the globe could get a chance to fulfill their gaming dreams. Events like the ESL Impact League are destined for success and sustainable growth, and we’re sure the list of the highest-ranked female CS2 players will expand soon. So, it’s Valve’s chance to champion girl power!

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