DreamHack announces all-women Showdown tournament with $100,000 prize pool

DreamHack has announced that it will host a female Counter-Strike tournament as part of the upcoming Valencia event with $100,000 on offer.

DreamHack Showdown will be held from July 5-7 and will represent the "first large-scale collaboration" between the Swedish company, ZOWIE and Esport-Management aimed to "elevate ambitious women CS:GO players in the global esports scene and provide a dedicated platform to support their professional growth."

DreamHack will host an all-women competition in July

The tournament will have eight slots, two of which will be filled through invites. Esport-Management will run the European and North American online qualifiers on June 8-9, while ZOWIE will host the Asian qualifiers, which will culminate with a LAN stage in Shanghai from June 20-23.

"Inclusivity at our events is a huge part of DreamHack - we aim to be the esports and gaming festival where all groups feel welcome”, said DreamHack AB Co-CEO Marcus Lindmark.

“DreamHack Showdown is a step to help create inspirational moments for aspiring female esports competitors worldwide."

Teams can sign up for the regional qualifiers by heading over to the official DreamHack Showdown website.

Deserved! So ez for Juliano! 😍😍😍
2019-05-21 17:15
2 replies
2 maps in 2 years w0w
2019-05-21 17:17
Norway Trombass
+1 ez4 Juliano
2019-05-21 17:30
Oh lol good for female cs
2019-05-21 17:15
2019-05-21 17:15
Portugal dracø
Prize pool 2 high for the quality of cs. But good for them
2019-05-21 17:16
3 replies
2019-05-21 17:30
Perhaps they will reward differently than normal tournaments reaching more teams, making it worth. It could make female cs get involved in events stuff in the future, bringing more girls to the game, etc.
2019-05-21 22:50
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2019-05-22 18:13
2019-05-21 17:16
2 replies
Bro wtf we said the same thing at the same time lmao #13
2019-05-21 17:17
1 reply
2019-05-21 17:17
2019-05-21 17:16
1 reply
+++ u are right
2019-05-21 18:46
Sweden DavveRM
2019-05-21 17:16
What a joke
2019-05-21 17:16
20 replies
Why? Esports as a whole is dominated by males. Fun for the small female cs community to get a chance.
2019-05-21 17:19
14 replies
Yeah but not with 100k prizepool
2019-05-21 17:21
1 reply
+1 that's a big waste of money
2019-05-21 19:54
There are better regular teams that can’t ever attend 100k tournaments while these female teams can just because they are female. But its just marketing after all, not about skill.
2019-05-21 17:48
10 replies
holy shit you guys just get so mad at anything
2019-05-21 19:24
2 replies
Finland ThroneB
They hated LIQUID_NEVER_WON_ENCE for speaking the truth. Jokes aside he isn't mad, just right.
2019-05-22 10:40
1 reply
2019-05-22 17:14
But that applies to every single sport. So are you saying there should be no female football, or tennis or runners? No sponsored female athletes at all because there's a man somewhere who could do it better....
2019-05-21 19:43
6 replies
I guess the reaction is different when there are clear physical disadvantages, but when they're not as clear (like in e-sports), people get triggered.
2019-05-21 19:52
5 replies
do women have brainlag or where is the physical disadvantage they have in operating mouse + keyboard?
2019-05-21 21:02
4 replies
Do you think the only thing that makes someone good as csgo is being able to use a mouse and keyboard? You don't think reactions, patience, predicting enemy behaviour, teamwork, communication, map knowledge, fast decision making etc have anything to do with it?
2019-05-21 22:22
3 replies
Where's the study that says women can't learn those things if they put in the same time as the males who make 0 money yet are still better?
2019-05-22 17:15
2 replies
Took me literally 2 seconds to find the multiple sources stating that men have better reaction times and respond to visual movements faster. www-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v.. Fucking Google it yourself instead of being an argumentative cunt for no reason. I can't even be bothered to look up the rest. You seem surprised that men and women differ in many ways, have you not got much experience of women?
2019-05-22 22:46
1 reply
No shit the average man has better reaction times than women that doesn't mean women can't improve reaction times if they weren't lazy cunt who gets spoon fed everything from birth xDDDD
2019-05-23 12:26
Poland Julka
2019-05-21 17:51
we need to support our women to have place in every aspect of our life not just in the household
2019-05-21 17:26
4 replies
the problem is in sports there is selection cuz differences in body, but in esport u dont have this difference , they are just worse and getting money for playing like average 8 level on faceit
2019-05-21 17:35
2 replies
There are some individuals that can compete, but as far as teams go, yeah.. +1
2019-05-21 17:47
Germany KamenFD
level 8 is a compliment as it is
2019-05-22 10:42
Greenland xen_
2019-05-21 17:38
Japan Legoshi
Cool can't wait for clg red to probably win again
2019-05-21 17:17
This will motivate the gamer grill scene, very nice
2019-05-21 17:17
Good for female CS I guess But do people still think women teams aren't invited cause they're women? They suck most of the time lmao
2019-05-21 17:17
1 reply
thats it
2019-05-22 13:16
nice move
2019-05-21 17:18
That prize pool is to high when you consider the quality of the teams.
2019-05-21 17:18
Argentina ECSBOX
Another tournament without a SA qualy
2019-05-21 17:20
1 reply
No SA girls :(((
2019-05-21 20:25
United Kingdom Ulurai
People saying that prize pool is too big for quality of cs don't really understand. If female cs had a decent circuit with decent prize pools, then you can bet that there will be an increase in skill as more teams will be more motivated to play well. Dreamhack are making an investment, and whether it works or not remains to be seen.
2019-05-21 17:20
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I agree with your point, although I think people are salty about all this because it's not like the other mainstream tournaments are banned for women, it's just that the woman teams aren't good enough to make it through the qualifiers. There should be no real need for this female specializing tournaments if the teams got better.
2019-05-22 16:48
Brazil hugoooo
From all 100k tournaments ever held, this will be the one with the lowest quality ever. Any t4 male team would win.
2019-05-21 17:22
Spain loviac
DH Valencia died for this
2019-05-21 17:23
2019-05-21 17:27
Nice! not everyday you get to see master guardian mm with such prize pool it's gonna be fun!.
2019-05-21 17:28
2019-05-21 17:29
Lol ezy for CLG RED or Dignitas
2019-05-21 17:53
Germany Chockzz
2019-05-21 17:54
First thought: GREAT Second thought: Why on earth are sexes separated in a sport like this? The women have same potential as men, they just happen to be way fewer, so aren't represented among the top players. I am sure some can get to the top if the skillpotential, but much more important, mentality is top notch. Or maybe they just aren't cheating as much as men are (zAAZ is cheating already though), who knows :p
2019-05-21 17:56
11 replies
>The women have same potential as men lol
2019-05-21 17:59
8 replies
Why do you disagree, I'm curious?
2019-05-21 18:00
7 replies
because it's observably not true if it were, you'd naturally see female pro CS players on the levels of Niko or S1mple or f0rest fact is women just can't reach those levels. if they could, we'd see them on pro teams, as there is no rules about mixed teams
2019-05-21 18:20
6 replies
Their potential is limited by circumstances upheld by the community in itself IMO. Treat female players exactly like male players. Stop being nice if you wouldn't be to a man, stop being a jerk if you wouldn't be to a man. If the community could unite more across genders, female players would get much better practice partners, instead of playing with "nice guys" sucking up to her. Girls acting like that aren't dedicated to CS:GO, but dedicated to use it as a tool for social recognition. (Mimi being a prime example of this.) Cath and Goosebreeder are somewhat more neutral, as they don't play on the gender thing much.
2019-05-21 18:24
5 replies
lol you're making so many excuses men are toxic as fuck to other men in every day of CSGO doesn't fucking matter, stop making up bullshit excuses and accept the fact men are simply better at sports and esports naturally
2019-05-21 18:24
1 reply
They are better at regular sports for obvious reasons concerning their physique. Women aren't generally as competitive as men, which makes them less motivated to improve, but more motivated to simply have fun. There is a lot into play, it isn't simple at all. Numbers doesn't tell why something happens, it only tell that it happens. To explain why you have to look way beyond numbers to understand anything.
2019-05-21 18:27
Sweden RaketHopp
Why did besiktas not play for like 3-4 months despite getting huge salaries? They get as many if not more opportunities than male pros :/
2019-05-21 18:38
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Lacking the proper competitive mentality. Wanting to play for wins more than anything. Obviously their goal must have been to become pro's, when having reached that goal, they started to slack. I stand by my words. Potential is potential, not fulfilled potential.
2019-05-21 19:11
Please don't trashtalk my sister, just because she's a female playing csgo, on a high level. Men in general, doesn't really practice against female teams, thats just a sad fact tbh. Mimi isn't using this as a tool to get "social recognition, she wants to play with the males, I know this for a fact since I'm her brother by blood. There's alot of other factors than just what you're saying. Men does have an advantage when it comes to sports in general, because of their physics. You may stand by your words, and I agree to a certain point, just not the fact that SHE is using it as an tool for recognition, thats just wrong bro, and I feel sorry that you're so much misinformed. Good day to you sir
2019-05-22 10:31
Europe Vallon3
''The women have same potential as men'' No, they don't. Just delete your account.
2019-05-21 18:44
1 reply
I stand by my words. Potential is potential, not fulfilled potential.
2019-05-21 19:12
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Europe NiQa
Are people here really that naive that they thing that amount of money has anything to do with the quality of a competition? It’s, like in any other business, all about ROI. No TO invests money with the good of esports on his mind, it’s always about economic gain.
2019-05-21 18:09
I dont care since the money is not mine. But I need to tell that watch female cs is so boring.
2019-05-21 18:12
Goosebreeder or vilga
2019-05-21 18:14
Great News for female CS, the girl scene will grow up.
2019-05-21 18:29
1 reply
Uzbekistan NoVodka4u
2019-05-21 20:28
Europe Vallon3
Sexist as hell, but it's mostly marketing, so...
2019-05-21 18:45
1 reply
Yeah why there is no men only tournaments?
2019-05-21 22:27
Noice! Invite my girls
2019-05-21 19:03
2019-05-21 19:09
Nice move DH
2019-05-21 19:10
United States vaz
Let's go
2019-05-21 19:22
Can't get mad at this, I guess
2019-05-21 19:48
Im happy for the ladies! CS is definately growing!
2019-05-21 21:14
Cool, now if only enough beta cucks and virgins cared, however ofc it will be rather hate by these people cuz "MUH EQUALITY, WHY THEY HAVE THEIR OWN TOURNAMENT :VIRGINRAGE:", IDK why they care so much either way xdddddddddddd.
2019-05-21 21:54
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Germany KamenFD
100k for a tournament on semi-pro level at max. That s the most peoples concern. BTW learn the conecept of being a beta male. You clearly don t understand what it means.
2019-05-22 10:56
2 replies
Yeah should have only said beta, thank you reminding me beta, you rly must be total beta he man women hater to cry about this event like some people...
2019-05-22 11:28
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Germany KamenFD
I didn t cry like you are bitching about investment complains. Mr. White Knight Social Just Warrior (maybe just a baiter), I have just answered your question and nothing more. You can even kiss the feet of theese women for all I care. Stop writing like a virgin and be real. 100k for this Tournament is wayyyy too much.
2019-05-27 12:56
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United States fraus
2019-05-21 22:26
Spain SlimJesus
Glad to see this !! ^^
2019-05-21 23:01
Argentina RamitaCs
No SA qualy? sad
2019-05-22 02:16
Bohooo women get a tournament. Bohoo a tournament organizer is willing to pay them more money than I see fit. I'm a triggered snowflake who hurt his feelings over women getting paid by someone even though it doesn't affect me in any way >:( Now I'm really pissed. I will go and harass female CS players on twitter so my pathetic life will feel better.
2019-05-22 02:44
Good news
2019-05-22 07:03
But,,, why?
2019-05-22 09:48
Finland ThroneB
Same prize pool as DH tours 2019 with top 15 teams attending...
2019-05-22 10:43
2019-05-22 10:44
Turkey nghtmr_71
Very ez 4 Beşiktaş
2019-05-22 11:27
Time for t100 male teams to go trans woman and make some big bucks :)
2019-05-22 13:28
1 reply
2019-05-22 18:54
Good luck interesting people to watch this tier 5 showdown.. and good luck on making money out of it LUL
2019-05-22 18:54
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