ESL Gaming plans to invest $500,000 to develop a CS:GO Global competitive circuit for women in 2022. Under its #GGFORALL initiative, ESL is committed to launching a structured Global circuit for women in CS:GO. It will be a step in making the esports scene lucrative for both genders. There will be various tournaments under this circuit like ESL Cash Cups, regional leagues, and DreamHack competitions. Here are the details of the women’s circuit.
There will be new leagues in Europe and North America which will have eight teams in each of them. These leagues will feature a total prize pool of $150,000 per season. The three best teams from both of these regions, along with one team coming from South American and Asia-Pacific open qualifiers each, will participate in the Global League Finals at DreamHack Dallas and DreamHack Winter.
ESL Cash Cups
In January 2022, the Cash Cups for women’s teams will be added to the ESEA schedule. It will help in providing full women’s teams and rosters an opportunity to compete twice a month for their share of a $4,000 prize pool. this prize money will be evenly split between the 4 regions which are Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and South America.
Other ESL Events
Apart from DreamHack, ESL will also be conducting standalone events. In each of such events, there will be eight teams from qualifiers and invites across all four regions. They will battle against each other for a $100,000 prize pool. The first event of this type will take place at DreamHack Valencia.
Women Players Council
Apart from the competitive scene, ESL Gaming is also planning to create a women players council. They will work to make the CS:GO women’s circuit better and will also give women a platform to provide their feedback to ESL Gaming and other tournament organizers. One of the main discussion points will be about the integration of the women’s circuit winners into the ESL Pro Tour.
Talent Development Program
To make their broadcasts more informative and entertaining, ESL Gaming will introduce a talent development program. Through this, they aim to nurture selected aspiring broadcast talents by providing them with useful tools. This will help them to adapt and expand their opportunities to work within the ESL Gaming’s CS:GO ecosystem.
These are all the major details announced by ESL about the Global Circuit for women in CS:GO. Stay tuned with us as we bring to you more updates regarding this.