Esports tournament organizer ESL Gaming has shared details of the women’s CS:GO league, dubbed ESL Impact.
ESL Impact will be a two-season league with a live finals and all-female players. The total prize pool for the ESL Impact league has been announced as $500,000.
The tournament is part of the #GGFORALL initiative announced by ESL Gaming last year.
From March 17, the ESL Impact League will be broadcast, played every Thursday and Friday for six weeks. Eight teams per region will be split into two groups of four and will play in the Bo3 format.
A total of 24 teams will take part in the league season in three regions: Europe, North America and South America. Two teams from each region will be directly invited. The other six teams will be determined through open qualifiers. The top two teams from each region and two wildcard teams will compete in the global finals at DreamHack Dallas in June 2022.
ESL Impact is the first new tournament announced since the January acquisition of ESL Gaming and FACEIT by the Saudi-backed Savvy Gaming Group.
The first women-only tournament series organized by ESL Gaming has generated much interest and controversy since its announcement in 2021. Therefore, as the tournament approaches, the excitement increases at the same rate.