If competitive gaming is your thing, apparently it pays to be either single, unemployed or a woman according to a new survey.
Data collected by esports company Gosu.ai has found just what it takes to win. The Lithuania-based startup - which was founded by a woman - surveyed 5000 Dota 2 players, and found that although only 4 percent of respondents were women, they had a 44 percent higher average win rate than men, GamesBeat reports.
Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena, a type of game in which players send armies into battle against one another.
Gosu.ai provides an assistant which analyses players' strategies, and suggests ways they can improve. Its survey found male players who don't have jobs, never travel, work out regularly and don't have a degree were able to improve their online rankings much quicker than others.
"This survey offers additional insight - much of it actionable - on what can help gamers go from good to great, or losses to wins," said founder Alisa Chumachenko.
We're not sure just how 'actionable' losing your job and partner is, but whatever you say mate...
Recent surveys in NZ have found that almost half of gamers are female, and have been for the past five years. And according to this new survey, they might actually be better. Might be time to give it up then lads.