Cologne/New York – ESL Gaming, the world’s leading esports company, today shared the full roster of teams set to compete in the ESL Impact Season 1 Global Finals. Taking place at DreamHack Dallas, June 3-5, the competition marks the first global finals of the new women’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) circuit, ESL Impact.
The Season 1 Global Finals features the top teams from the European, North American, and South American leagues and qualifying teams from South Africa and Asia-Pacific.
The eight teams competing for the $150,000 prize pool are:
- North American Division
- Counter Logic Gaming Red
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- South American Division
- FURIA Esports Female
- Black Dragons Female
- European Division
- Nigma Galaxy Female
- South African Wildcard Qualifier
- Quality Kermits
- Oceanic Wildcard Qualifier
As part of ESL Gaming’s long-term ambition to create a world where everybody can be somebody, this all-new competitive ecosystem around CS:GO, one of the most popular esports titles worldwide, aims to increase awareness, provide new opportunities, and improve the representation for all women CS:GO players.
The initiative is a part of ESL Gaming’s #GGFORALL program, following the belief that “it’s not GG, until it’s GG for all” and focusing on pushing the boundaries to ultimately make gaming and esports an inclusive, respectful and all-empowering space. The program includes several initiatives to decrease the company’s environmental impact and establish an inclusive gaming community free of discrimination, verbal abuse, and bullying, with more to be presented over the coming years.
About ESL Gaming
ESL Gaming is the world’s leading esports company. For more than two decades, we have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation globally across the most popular video games, creating a comprehensive ecosystem with opportunities for players to go from zero to hero, and for fans to witness the best stories esports has to offer. Our portfolio consists of high-profile products such as the ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Festivals, the Snapdragon® Pro Series, and many more, ranging from grassroots to global elite competitions. ESL Gaming is a part of the world’s leading competitive gaming platform ESL FACEIT Group.