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, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 - 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

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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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DREAMHACK SHOWDOWN MEDIA CONTACTS

Per Sjölin, ESL Gaming
+46 730 25 31 99 |
p.sjolin@eslgaming.com 

Melissa A.E. Sanders, Tadpole Communications
+1.404.909.6726 |
melissa@tadpolecomm.net

 

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