La Chica Gamer was born just ten months ago, after Vargas’ sister (who has a popular coupon blog) suggested that she turn her passion for video games into a blog.

Vargas’ blog quickly started drawing attention from other girl gamers in Puerto Rico, where she lives. They even formed a girl gamers’ network and meet every Saturday for a girls only game night.

Before Vargas launched her blog, gaming tournaments in Puerto Rico drew few, if any, girls. Last month, 25 girls showed up for a tournament.