The video game tournament organizer ESL Gaming recently shared details for its upcoming CS:GO series for women, ESL Impact. We now know that the league will be split into two seasons that feature a combined prize pool of $500,000.
ESL Impact league matches will be played and broadcast on Thursdays and Fridays for six consecutive weeks beginning on March 17th, 2022. Each region will be comprised of eight teams that are split into two groups of four. These regional matches will be a best-of-three series following a round-robin format.
The league season will feature 24 teams from Europe, North America, and South America. Two teams from each region will receive direct invites while the other six will face off in open qualifier tournaments. The top two teams from each region and two wild card teams will move on to the finals which will be held at DreamHack Dallas this coming June.
ESL Gaming also announced that its Cash Cups, which are being played out on the ESEA platform, will be rebranded to ESL Impact Cash Cups. Additionally, ESL Impact Cash Cups will host dedicated tournaments in both Oceania and South Africa.
ESL Impact was formed as part of the #GGFORALL initiative that was announced last year. This aims to make the global gaming community more respectful, inclusive, and empowering.
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