FACEIT to introduce women-only tourneys on platform
FACEIT is partnering with the British Esports Association’s Women in Esports initiative to release a series of women-only Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitions.
The very first event, dubbed The Lioness League, will open for registrations on Friday and start play on Dec. 12.
A maximum of 32 groups will complete in a single-elimination bracket. Individuals can sign up with as a premade group or form a team with other solo gamers. The winner receives 2,000 FACEIT points and the runner-up earns 1,000. This will be the first of regular month-to-month tournaments.
” Through Women in Esports we aim to construct a neighborhood and encourage more women to get associated with the market,” British Esports liaison officer Alice Leaman said in a press release issued Wednesday. “By partnering with FACEIT we can begin to develop more regular competitions and chances for all skill levels and the development of a community Discord will supply a dedicated area for variety in esports to be celebrated.”
The partnership also consists of a CS: GO center where players can develop teams and carry out skirmishes. The hub is open to “women (consisting of trans and cis females) and femme identifying/femme providing non-binary players.”
” We’re thrilled to partner with Females in Esports, a group that shares our passions and worths,” FACEIT account manager Sue Lavasani said. “FACEIT is devoted to developing grassroots chances and supporting the neighborhood. We want everyone to feel comfy and positive when taking their very first actions into esports and we’re hoping this center will offer a safe space for women to come together and compete.”