The British Esports association, the not-for- revenue organisation set up to promote and support grassroots esports, has actually partnered with FACEIT, the world’s leading platform for competitive online gaming, as part of its continuous Women in Esports effort.
Women in Esports will have its own organiser page on FACEIT and will create women- just tournaments and centers. The Women in Esports effort intends to create an inviting community which motivates more women (consisting of trans and cis women) and femme identifying/femme providing non-binary players to participate in esports tournaments at any level.
Women- just tournaments are seen by Women in Esports as a stepping stone to give women more self-confidence and experience to then intend for even more participation in other tournaments (blended or otherwise) in the future.
The organiser page will at first focus on Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) as the first title for tournaments and centers, mostly due to the great woman community common on FACEIT for this title. The range of tournaments and centers will later on broaden with future pilots for other titles.
The first 5v5 CS:GO tournament, The Lioness League, will open for registrations on Friday November 27th and occur on Saturday December 12th. There will be a max of 32 teams in a single removal bracket. Participants will have the ability to join as a premade team or join as a solo player and form ateam The prize will be 3000 FACEIT points: 2000 points for the winning team, and 1000points for second place This will be the start of regular regular monthly tournaments.
Our CS:GO hub will allow players to create teams and scrim against each other. The centers will be private by application, open up to women (consisting of trans and cis women) and femme identifying/femme providing non-binary players to join.
Women in Esports has also created its own different community Discord server to enhance its objective of offering an inclusivecommunity space The server will be public and open up to everybody, with lots of social channels, announcements, a market area, along with particular tournament chat. It will be vetted, moderated and continuously updated according to feedback and changes in line with the effort.
“We’re delighted to partner with Women in Esports, a team that shares our passions and values. FACEIT is committed to developing grassroots opportunities and supporting the community. We want everyone to feel comfortable and confident when taking their first steps into esports and we’re hoping this hub will offer a safe space for women to come together and compete,” stated Sue Lavasani, Account Manager at FACEIT.
Alice Leaman, Schools and Colleges Intermediary Officer at British Esports, stated:
“Through Women in Esports we aim to build a community and encourage more women to get involved in the industry. By partnering with FACEIT we can start to develop more regular tournaments and opportunities for all skill levels and the creation of a community Discord will provide a dedicated space for diversity in esports to be celebrated.”
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