WRTP win Intel Challenge Katowice

European conglomerate team WRTP have won the Intel Challenge Katowice over North American rivals CLG Red with a 2-0 score (16-10 on de_mirage and 16-8  on de_cache).

For those still looking to get their fix of Counter-Strike action at IEM Katowice, the Intel Challenge Katowice tournament featured eight female teams dueling for $30,000 across two days of group stage play and a single elimination playoff bracket.

The group stages for the Intel Challenge saw most of the heavy hitting favourites advance such as CLG Red and WRTP alongside scrappy contenders Karma and LDLC fe.

zAAz and WRTP took home gold at the Intel Challenge

The semifinals featured an intense North American thriller between CLG Red and Karma as two maps went to overtime, but it was ultimately Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey & co. who triumped 2-1 and advanced to the grand final. The other side of the playoff bracket saw WRTP convincingly trump LDLC fe 2-0 with little problems.

With three of the current members on WRTP having won the Intel Challenge in Katowice in 2015, the Swedish-Russian-Hungarian-Danish team set about defending their title with a 12-3 CT half on de_mirage. Despite Christine "potter" Chi and crew almost clawing their way back into a comeback scenario, the European team closed out the first map 16-10.

On de_cache, the story was more one of WRTP's control as Zainab "zAAz" Turkie played a big part in her team's victorious 16-8 win to thereby take home first place and a $15,000 check.

6th March 2016

Intel Challenge Katowice 2016 final standings:

1. Europe WRTP - $15,000
2. United States CLG Red - $7,000
3-4. United States Karma - $3,000
3-4. France LDLC fe - $3,000
5-6. France Millenium fe - $1,000
5-6. Germany Exertus fe - $1,000
7-8. Brazil Santos.DeX fe
7-8. China Elysium

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Canada Stephanie 'missharvey' Harvey
Stephanie 'missharvey' Harvey
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United States Christine 'potter' Chi
Christine 'potter' Chi
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Sweden Zainab 'zAAz' Turkie
Zainab 'zAAz' Turkie
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mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
2016-03-06 23:36
2016-03-06 23:36
Sweden gbzzz 
2016-03-06 23:36
2016-03-06 23:36
United States enrgy 
2016-03-06 23:36
2016-03-06 23:36
GG easy for my girls in WRTP
2016-03-06 23:36
Finland Tekh 
2016-03-06 23:36
Hong Kong bufu 
2016-03-06 23:36
Netherlands julius1612 
2016-03-06 23:36
shox | 
Brazil debbynha 
fnatic female version
2016-03-06 23:36
lueg | 
Czech Republic Lueg 
favela female))
2016-03-07 08:37
CLG red living in the gaming house made them really good.
2016-03-06 23:37
Combined gaming house with guys?
2016-03-07 06:53
2016-03-07 15:02
I can see some action going on after streams :)
2016-03-07 15:11
but but CLG female are all ugly (no offense)
2016-03-07 17:00
So is CLG Men)) Except jdm KappaPride
2016-03-07 17:36
Well played ladies, all that practice paid off :-)
2016-03-06 23:37
2016-03-06 23:38
Well done! Gz (=
2016-03-06 23:38
Spain Alser 
rip NA
2016-03-06 23:39
2016-03-06 23:39
so ez for juliano and zaaz <3
2016-03-06 23:40
Hue :^)
2016-03-07 19:00
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
as I wrote on the match page. the european female scene turned out to be superior than the north american.
2016-03-06 23:41
rip NA
2016-03-06 23:41
forsaken | 
Sweden !drop 
Valve when is female major coming... FFS
2016-03-06 23:42
there is no male and female, they just dont qualify
2016-03-07 00:08
^ +1. all about that equality m8!
2016-03-07 01:55
Great play by WRTP :)
2016-03-06 23:45
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
One sided finals, EU masterrace
2016-03-06 23:47
only 15,000 =I
2016-03-06 23:47
Denmark mnDK 
Well played :)
2016-03-06 23:48
They literally ran over every team they faced :P well deserved!
2016-03-06 23:50
well done nici, well done Hungary ;)
2016-03-07 00:01
hungarian girls are so hot omg
2016-03-07 00:31
congrats to them i hope ESL wakes up and adds the 30k to the csgo prizepool and give females a chance to join qualifiers..
2016-03-07 00:06
Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
why would they do that? any t3 team would beat them without problems
2016-03-07 00:07
zonic | 
Hungary Zsokker 
2016-03-07 10:03
What are you talking? All teams are eligible to join the open qualifiers regardless of their sex.
2016-03-07 00:12
exactly my point.. then why the female qualifier? sexist
2016-03-07 00:24
If there weren't female competitions we wouldn't see any female teams competing. As there are so much less women playing this game, their level is far behind at the moment.
2016-03-07 01:21
Not to mention that female tournaments still bring in viewers, so it is still profitable for the various tournament holders to have a female tournament. Which is awesome for the female scene, which pretty much always has been too small, but also too secluded for their own good.
2016-03-07 13:29
BRA71L 77777777777777-8 coincidence?
2016-03-07 00:08
hecker | 
World heck9r 
15.000$ pricemoney... Maybe I'll get a sex transplantation :E
2016-03-07 00:19
Brazil bieel03 
they need to play with male teams.
2016-03-07 00:21
they have. most og the matches they get 16-0'd and the hottest female player is voted "man of the match"
2016-03-07 00:33
Spain Ayrr 
Qualifiers are open for everyone for the main event.
2016-03-07 02:19
zAAz <3_<3
2016-03-07 00:31
gratz vilka xD
2016-03-07 00:38
why do they have seperate tourney from male? is it because peanut size brain compared to male? i dont get it
2016-03-07 00:43
They play qualifiers but get 16-0'd almost every match. Any T4 team can rekt them.
2016-03-07 00:48
obviously because 99% of cs:go players are male you fucking idiot
2016-03-07 00:54
why should they have separate tournaments?
2016-03-07 00:55
to not trigger feminists
2016-03-07 01:12
Competitive gaming is a male dominated market. That means that 50% of the market remains untapped. Sponsors know if girls play games equally as much as males they could potentially double their sales. So, sponsors create female only tournaments to make it easy for girls to compete. This brings awareness and visibility to girls playing e-sports. Now you know why there are female only tournies. They don't take money away from male tournies, because they aren't focused on getting attention from male gamers. It's a long process, but of course the end goal is more girls playing video games. Which is good for people like you because it means you may get to speak with a woman one day that shares an interest with you that doesn't revolve around watching anime.
2016-03-07 02:24
LMAO so love that last sentence !! savage or nice? who knows
2016-03-07 02:39
Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
This is the reason why I don't hate on female tournaments (any more). I can see how it makes business sense for organizers to promote these games to women. I don't personally agree with the means they're using to achieve their goals, but I understand why investors are doing this "positive sexism" stunt. It's the easiest, most convenient way. However, I still have a huge problem with the so called feminist gamers (looking at you, missharvey), who are always on the lookout for the first opportunity to play a victim on how video gaming is sexist.
2016-03-07 05:46
ye but at end of day i train ufc get more girls and will knock u out within a heartbeat noob
2016-03-07 15:22
Why do you say "male" tournaments? Every single tournament is open to males and females. Definition of sexism : noun: sexism prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex. Can you not understand that discriminating against any sex is sexism? It doesnt just work for women. Females are free to and if their ability allows it, compete in open tournaments where as males are not allowed to join "female only" tournaments. That situation is the definition of sexism.
2016-03-08 05:02
Where did I say it wasn't sexist? It's not a pretty or fair system. It's just reality.
2016-03-08 19:52
Because the organizer made a cost-benefit analysis and concluded having a female-only tournament with a prize pool of 30,000$ would be profitable. That's the only reason any tournament organizer host tournaments. When will people finally understand this?
2016-03-07 06:57
You are asking people to understand basic economics before they even understand basic math or even basic logic. Don't have so high expectations :)
2016-03-07 13:31
This was some high quality counterstrike, they totally deserve that 15k prize ayy
2016-03-07 00:45
prettiest female team = best female team expected
2016-03-07 00:49
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
15k for tier 10 team, wtf?
2016-03-07 00:55
nice, wp!
2016-03-07 00:57
2016-03-07 01:15
well played!!
2016-03-07 01:19
f0rest | 
Portugal aynaata 
Thanks for including the female tournament in the IEM Katowice viewer's guide, thanks for the preview, thanks for at least having news about the end of the day one and each group and, finally, thanks for not presenting stats or a sum up from the final. Ah! almost forgot, where are the pictures? Come on... you know that our community loves pictures from this kind of tournaments. Don't fail me on this :)
2016-03-07 01:32
World doh 
2016-03-07 02:54
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
female cs scene so important... ResidentSleeper
2016-03-07 09:13
NA CS, not even the grills can't beat the Europeans
2016-03-07 01:43
2016-03-07 01:45
Spain Ayrr 
I wonder how bad are the other teams if CLG red ended up in second place.
2016-03-07 02:18
2016-03-07 02:51
Spain Ayrr 
2016-03-07 02:58
2016-03-07 04:35
Chile MOUZ_16_EG_0 
mimi was OP
2016-03-07 05:09
More money than clg blue won this weekend
2016-03-07 05:50
CLG Red has a big organisation and gaming house but still loses to a team with no organisation
2016-03-07 06:22
not to mention an euro mix talking english only and still having better strats and map control than them.
2016-03-07 13:28
Knew it would be an easy 2 - 0 for them. Arrogant Heather Mumm and other American CLG fangays got shut the fuck up. The individual skill on the two teams just can't be compared even though CLG are tryhards with a team house, etc.
2016-03-07 06:53
zAAz is so good.
2016-03-07 07:42
zAAz, i want kid from you
2016-03-07 07:54
Sweden lagcats 
zaaz ftw
2016-03-07 07:55
Arg arg arg vagina bla bla bla. I had a really nice comment about women csgo but this is hltv and i changed my mind.
2016-03-07 08:28
who cares really ?!?!?
2016-03-07 08:32
Remind me again, why men and women compete in different tournaments?
2016-03-07 09:28
because female teams would get stomped by any t4 random mix >_> and this offers good exposure for the organizers and organizations
2016-03-07 09:52
Yeah, that is exactly what I mean. Men don't have any advantages playing computer games, at least that I know of. They don't deserve this kind of prize money.
2016-03-07 14:18
It's not about winning anymore, it's about marketability
2016-03-07 15:39
I'm afraid it is..
2016-03-07 16:22
femalenatic :D wp
2016-03-07 09:38
2016-03-07 09:53
2016-03-07 09:56
These tourneys only happen because of promotion purposes. I dont see women having any physical limits why they couldnt complete with men in this game? These noobs are allowed to compete only because they are women, I dont like it. Inb4 someone comes with "they would get stomped by tie 9 male team", well, so what? Why dont they practice then until they are better? Just my 2 cents. Pure marketing, this has NOTHING to do with being elite in CS. ps. my gf agreed with me :D
2016-03-07 10:46
Find some of the topics about girl CS, because there are physical limits even when it comes to playing games.
2016-03-07 16:19
Such as? Sources to this? I cant think of any... this doesnt require any strenght or mental shit only men can take.
2016-03-07 16:48
Why did you think I asked you to find some of the recent topics about it (because I believe them to be a pain to look through as they are never cleaned up), there you will find your sources or look up the scientific sources yourself if you wanna find the answer to it. Truly you don't understand the differences between males and females if that is how you think. Strength, of course not, but coordination and motor skills are not the same and we don't have the same mental capacity or brain activity which counts both for individuals and genders.
2016-03-07 17:52
I'm not finding any threads, you tell me whats your opinion about this? I dont want bullshit hltv threads, I want you to provide any decent source why or how women doesnt have same physical or mental abilities to compete on PC game against males. If you cant say anything but "go find recent topics" or "there are differences between women and men", go fuck yourself invert medikit.
2016-03-08 06:52
gratz vilga!
2016-03-07 12:41
2016-03-07 12:46
United Kingdom ecu 
was obvious.. zaaz and juliano are gr8 combo
2016-03-07 13:00
link to nude picture this bitches ?
2016-03-07 13:29
vilga good game
2016-03-07 13:44
Chile pr0per 
ggwp WRTP
2016-03-07 14:43
ez grills
2016-03-07 15:05
TaZ <3 zAAz ?
2016-03-07 16:38
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
zAAz <3 The Best female player of CS!
2016-03-07 16:51
GZ my Ladies <3
2016-03-07 17:35
dmg tournament
2016-03-07 21:39
mimimicheater <3
2016-03-07 23:48
China Ava1ondraGon 
RIP. My Chinese ladies..
2016-03-08 04:58
2016-03-08 05:00
EU pug squad beats "professional" NA team, expected.
2016-03-08 13:21
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