Intel Challenge Katowice with $30k

A $30,000 female tournament called Intel Challenge Katowice 2016 will take place during Intel Extreme Masters Katowice on March 5-6.

Similarly to last year, this year's global finals of Intel Extreme Masters 10th season will play host to a female tournament Intel Challenge Katowice, featuring $30,000 in prizemoney.

Zainab "⁠zAAz⁠" Turkie's Bad Monkey Gaming came out victorious from the 2015 edition after defeating Stephanie "⁠missharvey⁠" Harvey's Ubinited and a German CM Storm lineup.


Bad Monkey won last year's Intel Challenge Katowice 

This year the tournament will double the amount of teams from four to eight, with five invited from Europe, North America, and Asia, while the remaining three will come from a couple of qualifiers (one from North America's, two from Europe's qualifier).

To sign up for the qualifiers, head over to the respective pages on ESEA.net:

According to the press release teams interested to get invited to the event are to fill out a form before January 21st.

Canada Stephanie 'missharvey' Harvey
Stephanie 'missharvey' Harvey
Age:
35
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
37
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Zainab 'zAAz' Turkie
Zainab 'zAAz' Turkie
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
43
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.71
vilga top1
2016-01-15 18:39
great!
2016-01-15 18:39
13 replies
yes, girls will be safe in our country
2016-01-15 18:45
12 replies
sick burn
2016-01-15 18:46
#40
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Norway amadijo
ayy rekt
2016-01-15 18:54
dat shot
2016-01-15 18:54
damn :DDD
2016-01-15 18:54
babam
2016-01-15 19:02
and why is that? oh yea its because syrians dont want to go to poland because its worse than syria.
2016-01-15 19:19
3 replies
Lel, it's like you're supporting rape. Fucking rapist.
2016-01-15 19:29
i rather want womens to be safe in my country than live like germany, france etc with those fucking muslims
2016-01-15 19:36
wow dude, just wow :D i bet polacks cry coz no syrian trash in their country.
2016-01-16 02:45
ahhaha nice. I give you 10 tips from the Netherlands: Ten rape prevention tips: 1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks. 2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone. 3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her. 4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her. 5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her. 6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or jump out at her from between parked cars, or rape her. 7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room. 8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times. 9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you. 10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her. May the rapelessness be with you!
2016-01-15 19:56
1 reply
lmao +1
2016-01-15 21:28
:-D
2016-01-15 21:22
nice
2016-01-15 18:39
expected
2016-01-15 18:39
1 reply
quality
2016-01-15 18:43
#5
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Europe L0oked
Nice
2016-01-15 18:39
gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
2016-01-15 18:40
amd > intel
2016-01-15 18:40
#8
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Czech Republic exi77
xD
2016-01-15 18:40
#9
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Portugal dracø
ez money for them
2016-01-15 18:40
iem male $500k or more?
2016-01-15 18:40
2 replies
250k+ crowdfunding
2016-01-15 18:42
It will be more than 250k but how much is not yet known;)
2016-01-15 18:46
grilz
2016-01-15 18:41
nice
2016-01-15 18:41
nice
2016-01-15 18:42
so ez money joke
2016-01-15 18:43
n1
2016-01-15 18:44
go mimi :D
2016-01-15 18:44
Go juliano <3
2016-01-15 18:46
Mimimicheater, Julie 10/10 <3
2016-01-15 18:47
ez ruskis lan fight will ensue we will rek
2016-01-15 18:48
ez for Smithzz
2016-01-15 18:49
oh yeah i forgot that girls teams were really good and deserved a $30k tournament.
2016-01-15 18:51
#37
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Hungary Shaperz
#gogo mimi
2016-01-15 18:52
juliano <3
2016-01-15 18:53
ez lgb
2016-01-15 18:55
No one cares about female cs. Teams are at tier 3-4 of male teams. Why would you watch this? They could add this $30k to the males tournament.
2016-01-15 18:57
6 replies
equality, stop sexism, woman > men.
2016-01-15 19:10
5 replies
"equality" "woman > men", ok that makes sense
2016-01-15 19:15
equality, stop sexism, woman > men kill yourself also female tournaments is the biggest excuse i've ever seen
2016-01-15 19:19
3 replies
very mature to say man, good luck being a narrow-minded person :)
2016-01-15 19:28
2 replies
Except if you think female tournaments make any sense considering females are also allowed to play the male tournaments, they just suck ass at the game so we should award them for being trash just cause they're female you're a sorry excuse of a human being
2016-01-15 19:30
1 reply
woman > men is slogan of feminist in my country. +1 at ur post
2016-01-15 19:58
pics pics pics
2016-01-15 18:57
ez for CLG Red lets go Girls!
2016-01-15 19:02
is it a competition in who can cook the best food with the heat on their ak barrel?
2016-01-15 19:05
handicapped leagues
2016-01-15 19:07
gl hf grills!
2016-01-15 19:07
gogo grills!
2016-01-15 19:09
mimimi
2016-01-15 19:16
#60
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Sweden godname
HF GRILLS XD
2016-01-15 19:16
gogo alsen xdddddddd arina kink ))
2016-01-15 19:16
we want girls and boys competing together :<
2016-01-15 19:32
female tournament? bad idea...
2016-01-15 21:31
nice 30k handicap league
2016-01-15 21:32
BAITED thought kato was going to be real small for a sec! jk gl girls!
2016-01-15 21:54
n1 go mimi
2016-01-16 02:08
lol these people complaining about thats waste of moeny like it was your money. some big organizations are willing to pay someone for playing counter strike its good. and i dont think they would add that money to the men's prizepool
2016-01-16 19:58
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