All-Women “DreamHack Showdown” Winter to Take Place December 15-20, 2020

DreamHack’s All-Women CS:GO Tournament to Gather Top Talent from Europe and North America with $50,000 Prize Pool

STOCKHOLM/COLOGNE — ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports company, today announced the return of DreamHack Showdown, the all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament. DreamHack Showdown Winter, which will feature a European and a North American division,  will start with qualifiers on December 4-6, with the main tournament running over six days from December 15-20, 2020. Featuring top talent from Europe and North America, DreamHack Showdown Winter will also feature a $50,000 prize pool. Monster Energy is a partner for this event.

Reigning champions from DreamHack Showdown Summer are Team Originem (Europe) and CLG Red (North America).

“Showdown is an amazing, all-women  CS:GO tournament featuring some of the best women players in the world,” said Charlie Sirc, Showdown Product Manager at ESL Gaming. “As a woman, I must say our brand’s ongoing commitment to diversity, both on and off camera, is deeply meaningful to me  — so this event has become particularly special to our company. It will be a not-to-be-missed battle to the end!” 

DreamHack Showdown Winter, Online

  • The main tournament will take place on December 15-20 with a total of six broadcast days, with both regions running on the same dates.
  • DreamHack Showdown Winter EU online tournament, featuring six teams and $30K prize pool
  • DreamHack Showdown Winter NA  online tournament, featuring four teams and $20K prize pool
 
  • EU Tournament Format

    • The tournament will be played over the course of six days
    • The tournament will feature a double elimination bracket with 4 teams being invited and two teams coming from open qualifiers
    • The four direct invited teams will be seeded into the first round of the upper-bracket, while the two teams from open qualifiers will face each other in the first round of the lower-bracket
    • The final will be played best-of-three with no upper-bracket advantage
 
  • NA Tournament Format

    • The tournament will be played over the course of six days
    • The tournament will feature a double elimination bracket with 2 teams being invited and two teams coming from open qualifiers
    • The final will be played best-of-three with no upper-bracket advantage

ABOUT ESL GAMING

ESL Gaming is the world’s largest esports and gaming lifestyle company. Since 1994, the company has been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation on a global scale across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions, and through premier gaming lifestyle festivals. The company operates high-profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour, including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Masters, ESL Pro League, and other preeminent, stadium-size tournaments. ESL Gaming also produces and hosts DreamHack Open tournaments, ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, matchmaking systems, and DreamHack’s gaming lifestyle festivals — which feature everything gaming under one roof. ESL Gaming is part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. More information is available at about.eslgaming.com.

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ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports company, today announced the return of DreamHack Showdown, the all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament. DreamHack Showdown Winter, which will feature a European and a North American division, will start with qualifiers on December 4-6, with the main tournament running over six days from December 15-20, 2020.
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As a woman, I must say our brand’s ongoing commitment to diversity, both on and off camera, is deeply meaningful to me — so this event has become particularly special to our company. It will be a not-to-be-missed battle to the end!
Charlie Sirc, Showdown Product Manager at ESL Gaming