DreamHack Showdown tournament series announced with $100,000

DreamHack has announced the return of DreamHack Showdown, its female tournament series, with four online events and a total purse of $100,000.

The first DreamHack Showdown took place on LAN at DreamHack Valencia in July 2019, with eight teams playing for $100,000. The Swedish tournament organizer has now revealed it will bring four more of its all-female tournaments with another $100,000 on the line.

juliano and zAAz's Besiktas won DH Showdown 2019 in Valencia

The tournament series will consist of two events in Europe and two in North America, to be played online, with a prize pool of $25,000 apiece. The first pair of events, DreamHack Showdown Summer, will run on July 17-19 in Europe and on July 24-26 in North America, while the other two online tournaments, DreamHack Showdown Fall, will take place at an unconfirmed date later on in the year.

The format that will be used at DreamHack Showdown events will be a double-elimination bracket featuring two invited teams and four teams that will have made their way through open qualifiers. The two invited teams will be seeded into the second round of the upper-bracket, while the four teams from open qualifiers will face each other in the first round.

“Following the success of the 2019 all women’s CS:GO tournament in Valencia, we are pleased to announce the 2020 DreamHack Showdown. DreamHack is committed to supporting diversity, so this event has become particularly special to us. These are going to be tremendous competitions featuring some of the best women CS:GO players in the world — it is truly a not-to-be-missed tournament!”

- Marcus Lindmark, DreamHack Co-CEO

#1
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Brazil hrp__ 
cool !
2020-05-20 14:19
Congratz !
2020-05-20 17:04
#46
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Brazil hrp__ 
thanks !
2020-05-20 17:49
“Following the success of the 2019 all women’s CS:GO tournament in Valencia"
2020-05-20 19:45
:D:D::D:D:D::D:DD
2020-05-20 14:19
EZ4ENCE
2020-05-20 14:19
#4
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Greenland KaellerN 
hot
2020-05-20 14:19
#58
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United Kingdom Theivze 
+1
2020-05-20 18:06
RETURN OF THE KING
2020-05-20 14:19
Cool
2020-05-20 17:01
#7
Namibia swqz 
irrelevant
2020-05-20 17:01
#8
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United Kingdom Raiiser 
nice
2020-05-20 17:01
#9
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Sweden Lingon 
Didn't know all the other tournaments where male only
2020-05-20 17:03
#29
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United States NA_KEKW 
Yeah it’s systematic sexism We have to break free of our sexist instincts and transcend your cock
2020-05-20 17:17
they arent :) its just hard for a hardstuck intermediate team to make it there
2020-05-20 17:18
jeb8ted
2020-05-20 17:50
ik ... everything on hltv is jebait but I just wanted to point out these grills are an average ESEA intermediate team they are not even close to being good there are probably 1000 male teams better
2020-05-20 22:20
didn't know any other tournament for male giving birth.
2020-05-20 17:48
It's time to sue for discrimination. I didn't see one male at Flashpoint or ESL. The patriarchy is at hard at work
2020-05-20 17:53
The funny thing is they aren’t, the female teams are just bad. You should see them in qualifiers for tourneys, they bomb out
2020-05-20 18:26
#67
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
What an original comment
2020-05-20 22:06
IRRELEVANT
2020-05-20 17:03
#11
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Finland ManLikeRopz 
EZ for Juliaaano
2020-05-20 17:03
#12
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Sweden Fizze 
Ojovo
2020-05-20 17:04
#14
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Switzerland x676 
wtf
2020-05-20 17:06
wasted
2020-05-20 17:06
very nice
2020-05-20 17:06
I honestly don't understand how this is profitable? They're paying 100k to get like 5k viewers on their stream.
2020-05-20 17:07
None of the tournaments are profitable right now anyway.
2020-05-20 17:30
Source?
2020-05-20 17:56
No global offensive
2020-05-20 22:12
Oh ok
2020-05-20 22:12
#18
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Netherlands Polakva 
100k for faceit 7-8 lvl wtf mens ))
2020-05-20 17:07
#27
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India ValrozVC 
Why do I feel like there will be male wearing wigs in the tourney too
2020-05-20 17:12
#28
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Czech Republic Cuki_ 
true
2020-05-20 17:12
kinda sexist to make it female only
2020-05-20 17:07
yes
2020-05-20 17:10
#32
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Poland Po_Prostu 
oh yes
2020-05-20 17:19
#20
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Brazil bizhuy 
ez 4 the cutest most delicate like a flower
2020-05-20 17:07
#21
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Finland iBait 
n1
2020-05-20 17:08
Beşiktaş ftw <3
2020-05-20 17:09
lmao this is ridiculous. next year we gonna see a tournament with 250k prize pool but only silvers can join. everyone deserves a chance after all, eh?
2020-05-20 17:10
#65
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India csgo_veteran 
Well if there is actually a market for it why the heck not lmao
2020-05-20 19:49
Ez 4 Juliano delicate and cute like a flower
2020-05-20 17:10
eQuAlItY fOr ThE gIrLs
2020-05-20 17:11
cool
2020-05-20 17:19
#33
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Maldives Valorant 
okay time to swap gender real quick and get that money
2020-05-20 17:19
#34
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Poland Po_Prostu 
is it forbidden for any woman to take a part in normal turnaments??? but now its forbiden for male part to take a part in thgis tournament. SEXIST
2020-05-20 17:20
#35
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Japan Fanta_machine 
Oh man I can feel the dysphoria coming
2020-05-20 17:26
nice
2020-05-20 17:31
keiti will get victory royale
2020-05-20 17:31
Lmfao
2020-05-20 18:18
is true tho, we all know that womens) with benis ez solocarry
2020-05-20 18:19
True she is a disgrace Edit: it*
2020-05-20 18:33
#39
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France Il_padrino 
wasted money
2020-05-20 17:31
nice
2020-05-20 17:32
why waste money on shit players when you could be investing the money in to tournaments that matter
2020-05-20 17:39
#42
World yjen 
Useless
2020-05-20 17:41
#43
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Hungary 1treaz 
Wasted 100k
2020-05-20 17:44
#44
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Denmark Raskoiano 
Having females play for themself in eSport is like saying they are less intelligent, men dont have any advantage over women when it comes to gaming like with physical sports
2020-05-20 17:46
#48
GeT_RiGhT | 
United Kingdom suge 
100k what a joke
2020-05-20 17:51
#50
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Europe ipufosenia 
pocket change right
2020-05-20 17:55
#52
GeT_RiGhT | 
United Kingdom suge 
yes it should be equal!! 1 million pool like the majors! smh
2020-05-20 17:57
for female cs is perfect
2020-05-20 18:02
#53
XTQZZZ | 
France MarcoXY 
....................... Reply needs to have actual content
2020-05-20 17:58
#54
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Czech Republic cortan 
Wom*n
2020-05-20 17:58
Never watched any female CS match, maybe it's time to change it. I have played with one girl that is a pro, and she really was playing worse than T100 male CS teams. Maybe it would be fun to watch this.
2020-05-20 18:10
I identify as a woman from now on, some random 4 others from hltv pls? lets win this :D
2020-05-20 20:32
#71
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Hungary subzera 
ridiculous. bloated as fuck prize pool. clg red will be the best team in this thing and theyre only in ESEA advanced. $100,000 for 'pro' teams that are lower than advanced is fucking absurd
2020-05-21 23:21
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