DreamHack, Esport-Management, ZOWIE Announce All-Women ‘DreamHack Showdown’
- DreamHack has partnered with Esport-Management and ZOWIE to launch DreamHack Showdown, an all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament.
- The inaugural DreamHack Showdown will take place during DreamHack Valencia on July 5-7.
- Featuring a prize pool of $100K USD, the event is designed to raise visibility for women that play CS:GO professionally.
DreamHack has entered into a partnership with gaming hardware brand ZOWIE and amateur/grassroots player platform Esport-Management to create an all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament.
Esport Management will host online qualifiers for North American and European divisions on June 8 and 9. The top eight teams will move on to DreamHack Showdown.
The ZOWIE DIVINA Women’s Asian CS:GO Championship in Shanghai, China will take place from June 20-23. It will serve as the Asian LAN Qualifier for DreamHack Showdown, with the top two teams proceeding to the finals.
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DreamHack Showdown offers a $100K prize pool and will take place during DreamHack Valencia on July 5-7.
The large-scale collaboration, which DreamHack calls the first of its kind, is intended to elevate CS:GO players and provide equal access to competitive support for women in the industry. It is also intended to provide guidance and inspiration.
“We believe in an esports ecosystem where every gamer can embark on a path to become a competitive gamer in an inclusive environment,” Katherine Amoukhteh, vice president of global marketing for Esport-Management told The Esports Observer. “Seeing all women fully integrated and represented in current major leagues and teams is definitely a part of that vision. In order to reach this vision, we have to start with initiatives that, above all, provide a platform, support, and visibility to all women players.”
“Right now, we’re focused on getting this product off the ground and making it an inaugural success. We’re confident that with good reception and positive reactions, there will be more that we can offer all women esports CS:GO players.”
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