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The International Esports Federation (IESF) has partnered with GIRLGAMER, the world’s leading event to celebrate and promote women’s competitiveness in the esports industry.

IESF and GIRLGAMER will work together to host the first Women CS:GO tournament at the 14th World Esports Championships, in a commitment to promote diversity and inclusion in gaming. The best CS:GO players from around the world will compete in the WE Championships regional qualifiers, and the top four teams will advance to the Finals in Bali, Indonesia, to compete on esports’ biggest stage.

GIRLGAMER is the world’s first and only esports festival to celebrate and promote women’s competitiveness and relentlessness in esports. GIRLGAMER and IESF will work together to further cement values such as diversity and inclusion to promote equality and accessibility within esports. GIRLGAMER hosts numerous events and festivals all around the world.

“We are thrilled to be working with GIRLGAMER to continue expanding competitive opportunities for women in esports. Hosting the first CS:GO Tournament at the World Esports Championships Finals will be a historic moment for the entire World Esports Family and we can’t wait to work on even more initiatives together to create a more inclusive World Esports Family for generations to come,” IESF Secretary General Boban Totovski said.

“Creating more opportunities for women has always been one of our goals at GIRLGAMER. With IESF we are taking a step forward and enabling these inspiring gamers to proudly represent their countries at the biggest world stage, which is the IESF World Championship,” GIRLGAMER Organiser Telmo Silva said.

The Women CS:GO qualifiers will be announced soon. The WE Championships Finals will take place from December 1 to 12 and is set to be the largest and most geographically diverse instalment of the event to date with a record prize pool of $500,000.