DreamHack Valencia 2019 has announced that this year will see the first ever all-female CS:GO tournament, the ‘DreamHack Showdown’ take place at DreamHack Valencia 2019, where players will compete over a total prize pool of $100,000.

DreamHack, in collaboration with ZOWIE and Esport-Management have announced the launch of the ‘DreamHack Showdown’, the inaugural all-female CS:GO tournament to be held between July 5th and 7th this year at DreamHack Valencia 2019. Participating CS:GO players and teams will have dedicated player support as well as access to professional event facilities and promotions throughout the event.

This decision has come due to DreamHacks dedication to inclusivity according to current DreamHack AB Co-CEO Marcus Lindmark. “Inclusivity at our events is a huge part of DreamHack – we aim to be the esports and gaming festival where all groups feel welcome. DreamHack Showdown is a step to help create inspirational moments for aspiring female esports competitors worldwide.”

DreamHack confirmed they would be holding LAN qualifiers in Asia as well as online qualifiers in North America and Europe, NA and EU divisions being run in June 2019. These qualifiers will see the best eight teams qualify to go head-to-head live on stage at DreamHack Valencia 2019.

This approach is a vital step in creating inclusivity in esports and we at esportsnow fully support DreamHack’s attempt at addressing such societal issues. “Our focus is on supporting esports at the grassroots level and creating diversity in exports through partnering on industry-change initiatives like DreamHack Showdown” stated Katherine Amoukhteh, current VP of Global Marketing for Esport-Management.

“We believe in an esports ecosystem where every gamer can embark on a path to become a competitive gamer in a professional, supportive environment, and DreamHack Showdown is an opportunity to show this on multiple levels: to celebrate women currently in the gaming industry, inspire those who desire to participate, and – through our platform – equip them with the tools to become the next champions.”

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