Women's circuit returns to LAN with second big event of 2023

The ESL Impact League Season 3 Finals will play out in Dallas, Texas, alongside the DreamHack festival and the IEM Dallas playoffs.

The ESL Impact League Season 3 Finals are due to begin on Friday, June 2, in Dallas, Texas, with eight women's teams flying stateside for a chance to take home the $50,000 cash prize.

The tournament will play out in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center alongside IEM Dallas, which recently reached the playoffs, and will conclude with a best-of-three grand final on Sunday, June 4, to crown a champion.

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The eight-team competition marks ESL Impact's return to the Lone Star State as the Season 1 Finals were also held in Dallas back in 2022, when Nigma Galaxy prevailed to begin their so-far uninterrupted period of domination in the women's circuit.

ESL Impact League returns to Dallas after last hosting the Season 1 Finals

NAVI Javelins, who are the highest-ranked team in Group A, come into the $123,000 tournament with a spring in their step. The Polish ensemble have made a number of deep runs in recent times, finishing ESL Impact Katowice in February as the runners-up before earning their place at the Season 3 Finals after going flawless in the European division. The Poles also earned $1 million for charity after reigning supreme in the Gamers Without Borders Women Charity Invitational in April.

Nigma Galaxy, who were seeded into Group B and won the ESL Impact Season 2 Finals in 2022, make the trip to the United States as the highest-rated side and remain the favorites to lift the trophy despite the Poles' uptick in form. The Russian-majority roster earned a berth to the Season 3 Finals after also finishing in 1st-2nd place in the online European league, where they put up a 4-1 score following a record-breaking loss to NIP Impact.

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A number of other squads will also be throwing their hat into the ring, eager to topple the two aforementioned rosters' dominance as of late. Shimmer and FlyQuest RED form the North American contingent on home soil, whilst HSG fe, who were bolstered by the edition of Olga "⁠Olga⁠" Rodrigues, the second-best women's player of 2022, will be finally making their LAN debut with the new recruit.

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The team list for the ESL Impact League Season 3 Finals is:

A total of nine talent members will be bringing the action to life in Dallas, with Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward once again heading up the desk after also being the host of the ESL Impact Season 2 Finals in Sweden last November.

The full talent list for the ESL Impact Season 3 Finals is:

Host

United Kingdom Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward

Analysts

India Sudhen "⁠Bleh⁠" Wahengbam
Norway Hege "⁠Hedje⁠" Botnen
South Africa Swayd "HiyaNoot" Barkhuizen

Casters

United Kingdom Brandon "BDog" Rawlings
United Kingdom Tom Pickering
Australia Lucy "LucyLuce" Eastwood
South Africa Samantha "NaoriMizuki" Timms

Sideline reporter

Latvia Anastasija "⁠Heccu⁠" Tolmačeva

The ESL Impact League Season 3 Finals' opening matches are as follows:

Date Matches
ESL Impact League Season 3 Finals
02/06/2023
16:30
Match
02/06/2023
18:10
Match
02/06/2023
20:00
Match
02/06/2023
21:45
Match
Latvia Anastasija 'Heccu' Tolmačeva
Anastasija 'Heccu' Tolmačeva
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
India Sudhen 'Bleh' Wahengbam
Sudhen 'Bleh' Wahengbam
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Brazil Olga 'Olga' Rodrigues
Olga 'Olga' Rodrigues
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
81
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Norway Hege 'Hedje' Botnen
Hege 'Hedje' Botnen
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
76
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.72
#2
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Germany Jamedu
nice
2023-06-01 14:31
3 replies
#10
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Germany caiozeragg
I doubt you watch
2023-06-01 14:35
1 reply
#54
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Norway Xayah
I will watch the games i have time for, just like with the guys. Time to give some support to the ladies in CS. Valorant is doing a good job there, we gotta keep up. If not for the female scene, do it for the fucking game :D Valorant....YUUK
2023-06-01 15:32
#127
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Brazil Diabo
OlgOAT AKA female ZywOo about to rekt Eurogirls
2023-06-01 23:42
#3
hades | 
Poland Jogos
Ez 4 NAVI
2023-06-01 14:31
Praise the Goddess Heccu
2023-06-01 14:33
4 replies
#13
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England BobDude65
+1
2023-06-01 14:36
+1
2023-06-01 15:16
+1 we love Heccu
2023-06-01 16:17
+1 Heccu bestest
2023-06-01 18:22
Btw, Nip fe? Bunch of other solid fe teams from Europe?
2023-06-01 14:35
2 replies
Lost one game and theyre out. Shit format
2023-06-01 14:38
1 reply
RIght, you could have won 6 in a row and lose the last one and you're out. Bullshit tournament
2023-06-01 16:51
Better trophy than paris
2023-06-01 14:37
2 replies
+1
2023-06-01 14:40
#19
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United States Virgin Islands bazovik
+1
2023-06-01 14:40
#18
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New Zealand SkirmishX
LETS GO BIBIAHN!!!
2023-06-01 14:40
No Furia Fe, damn :'( Both cs teams not doing good lately
2023-06-01 14:43
2 replies
No olga no LAN
2023-06-01 15:08
1 reply
Nah, olga is great, but -olga was not reason why Furia Fe didn't make it. Bokor is having health issues, and Gabs was retired before entering the team. I hope they come back stronger for next semester!!
2023-06-01 18:43
#26
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Sweden Hasklon
go hsg!!!
2023-06-01 14:46
vicuuuuuuuuu
2023-06-01 14:53
still far better trophy than Blast Paris
2023-06-01 15:01
Nice. Will definitely watch all the games. Very interesting and good gameplay wish we had more of these
2023-06-01 15:06
3 replies
#55
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United States scratchboy
Couldn't agree more!
2023-06-01 15:39
#79
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Romania alexKal
You have more..Just look at any lv 8-10 faceit match
2023-06-01 16:46
1 reply
romanian irony comprehension
2023-06-01 22:39
#40
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Slovakia xaboff
Honestly couldn't imagine a more unfair group alignment
2023-06-01 15:07
#43
Kat | 
Belgium sEnzaj
EZ 4 Kat 😎
2023-06-01 15:13
LETS GO EX-CLG RED
2023-06-01 15:21
2 replies
#114
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United States cybonics
FlyQuest just picked them up! LFG
2023-06-01 20:47
1 reply
just checked that's massive!
2023-06-02 13:31
Hedje 😍😍😍
2023-06-01 15:40
#57
jks | 
Australia Zilox
ez for bibiahn
2023-06-01 15:46
#58
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Brazil Bernardino
how come hltv does not show it in "events" tab ?
2023-06-01 15:48
Less go ex clg
2023-06-01 16:00
#76
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Norway Snaids
south africa in the talent mix hyype
2023-06-01 16:27
#77
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United States Phamous3k
It’ll be nice if we supported this… just fyi.
2023-06-01 16:38
#80
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Sweden Vrede
Pog women, i'll watch!
2023-06-01 16:44
#86
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Japan Inlivino
no G2 Oya :((
2023-06-01 17:05
Tom Pickering Who? TOM PICKERING
2023-06-01 18:01
reminds me of womens basketball. when a women joins a top pro team with men, that will change everything. are there any women in faceit with amazing elo? just curious
2023-06-01 18:06
2 replies
just the boosted ones unfortunately
2023-06-01 18:35
Top ones are 3k elo so not amazing elo, but still boosted as you can imagine. This is your average fe team that still gets paid (ESEA open grinders) : play.esea.net/teams/8784297/league And as you can imagine, just like in football all the money comes from the mens' scene. When you consider the actual level and the "cause" it's an absolute joke.
2023-06-01 20:56
I see heccu -> I watch <3
2023-06-01 18:15
ez for ex clg red
2023-06-01 18:19
Where is "NIP Impact"? Jokerge 👺
2023-06-01 18:55
#103
ANa | 
United States Mosney
aNa
2023-06-01 19:15
#104
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World mcs#
Expecting Nigma vs HSG final. Also Navi and 9Pandas might win. But I'll cheer for GOAT ANa ofc :)
2023-06-01 19:24
- Heccu pls
2023-06-01 19:46
okay
2023-06-01 19:56
It's kinda weird that they are all #170-#200 on hltv ranking. The ranking is broken
2023-06-01 21:15
1 reply
#118
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Argentina Tegu619
If they weren't that then the ranking would be broken
2023-06-01 21:19
#130
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World waltsuu
good luck girls!! i will be watching!!
2023-06-02 02:36
Frankie working for ESL again? wait a minute
2023-06-02 04:33
1 reply
Yeah I'm not sure ESL realise how ridiculous this makes them look.
2023-06-02 08:17
xddd
2023-06-02 19:59
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