The International Esports Federation has announced a new partnership with the GirlGamer Esports Festival to celebrate and promote women’s competitiveness in the esports industry.
As part of the new pairing, the first Women’s CS:GO Tournament will be held as part of the 14th IESF world championship. The best players from around the world will compete in regional qualifiers and the top four teams will advance to the finals in Bali, Indonesia, starting December 1 with a prize pool of $500,000.
“Creating more opportunities for women has always been one of our goals at GirlGamer,” said Organizer Telmo Silva. “With IESF we are taking a step forward and enabling these inspiring gamers to proudly represent their countries at the biggest world stage, which is the IESF World Championship.”
GirlGamer is the world’s first esports festival to celebrate and promote women’s competitiveness in esports. The organization and IESF will work together to further cement those values at numerous events and festivals all around the world. IESF earlier this year signed a memorandum of understanding with Women in Games, a non-profit organization that aims to build a fair, equal and safe environment to empower women in the global gaming community.
“We are thrilled to be working with GirlGamer to continue expanding competitive opportunities for women in esports,” IESF Secretary General Boban Totovski said. “Hosting the first CS:GO Tournament at the World Esports Championships Finals will be a historic moment for the entire World Esports Family and we can’t wait to work on even more initiatives together to create a more inclusive World Esports Family for generations to come.”