Elements, the All Women, league, has finished the championships in season two. ESL started Impact in an initiative named “GGForAll.” The aim of Impact is to attract more women to CS:GO, create more opportunities, increase awareness and reduce toxicity.
Our work helps women to become involved in esports, but also for women who want to play the live show, play assistant or the social media manager, according to a press release.
New teams have joined the league.
These popular esports organizations announced their rosters along with the new season. One of these new additions is Danish esports association Astralis. In a recent interview, Anders Hrsholt, president of Astralis, talked of his positivity and their impending roster.
In Astralis we want to bring the joy of esports and the joys of winning, said Hrsholt. On womens side, our Brazilian FIFA player Stephanie Teca has been a great ambassador for years. I can confirm we’re going to continue our investment in this field. The same applies to CS:GO, and though we can’t say so much now, we were really pleased with the efforts that have come into the women’s CS:GO scene over the last 12 months and the influx of talent and talent from several talented eras. This is something that will shape the future of esports, and the same way as FIFA, we will soon officially join and expand the conversation in CS:GO.
There was a third addition, Evil Geniuses, which released its roster through twitter back in mid-August. Nicole LaPointe Jameson, CEO of Evil Geniuses, recently shared her thoughts about getting involved in Impact and the importance of inclusion.
Were at a pivotal moment when we are making esports levelly human, where as an industry, we have the opportunity to finally start the women’s game like never before, with top tier competitions like the ESL Impact League and the support of pro teams abound through access to the best coaching, tools and resources, said Jameson. Evil Geniuses continue enforcing our commitment to supporting these fierce competitors by ensuring that they’re operated like any other team of the EG team, including against our mens teams, working in tandem with our industry-leading data and analytics group and the infrastructure that will help them grow and develop as a team.
If we want esports to continue to flourish and become new heights, we must commit our dedication to creating a space that represents the real broadness of the esports community and that includes giving the best women gamers the platform and the resources to crush the competition, continued Jameson. The ESL Impact League is a new development of the sector, and we felt a lot of love with other top organization while we created an industry that views women as equal to their male counterparts.
Ninjas in Pyjamas have finally joined ESL Impact with the newly announced roster.
I’m assuming NIP is making a monumental move with ESL Impact, said Hicham Chahine, founder and co-CEO of NIP. It’s a step in the right direction, a way for us to showcase that greatness and talent have no limits.
The second regular season of the ESL starts August 8. More information on Impact and to keep up with the regular season, you can visit the league here.