Women in Esports announces CS:GO Lioness League tournament

Women in Esports partners with FACEIT for women-only tournaments

Two soldiers crouch between buildings in CS:GO, one aims a sniper rifle

The British Esports Association has partnered with competitive multiplayer platform FACEIT as part of its ongoing Women in Esports initiative. Women in Esports now has its own organiser page on FACEIT, allowing for the creation of women-only tournaments and hubs.

The initiative aims to create a welcoming community environment and encourage “more women (including trans and cis women) and femme identifying/femme presenting non-binary players” to participate in esports tournaments at any level of play.

The Lioness League, a 5v5 CS:GO tournament, will open for registrations this Friday, November 27, and see up to 32 teams competing in a single elimination bracket. You’ll be able to join as a premade team, solo player, or form a group with newfound pals. There’s even a prize pool of 3,000 FACEIT points up for grabs, with 2,000 going to the winning team and 1,000 for the runner up. The Lioness League is set to be the start of regular monthly tournaments.

Women-only tournaments such as this are seen by Women in Esports as “a stepping stone to give women more confidence and experience to then aim for further involvement in other tournaments (mixed or otherwise) in the future.”

Women in Esports has also formed its own community Discord server that is public and open to everyone.