Many female gamers agree to play video games or chat with lonely strangers to make money. Many of them often face harassment.
E-girl used to be a disdain for the females of a part of the gaming community, that girls often use sexual elements to attract more viewers.
Currently, the term refers to beautiful girls who pursue a cosplay-like style in a cartoon. They can be gamers or influencers on social media platforms, according to VICE.
In March 2020, the EPal platform – originally known as Egirl.gg – was launched to cater to lonely gamers (mostly men). That is where they can meet E-girls and hire them to play games, chat, watch anime … for 1 euro per turn.
On the website, EPal is introduced as a meeting and exchange place for people who share a passion for video games, emphasizing the companion aspect to train gaming skills. However, from the hundreds of E-girl profiles provided, customers can choose a “gaming girlfriend” based on their appearance and voice.
The website’s creator, Brian Xiong (25), a UC Berkeley student (USA), said the platform conducts a strict review of the submitted documents to ensure there are no sexual hazards. sex. However, the E-girls on the platform claim this does not help them avoid some customers with bad intentions.