The fact that women comprise 47% of all gamers in the US but are only afforded 0.005% of the spots at professional esports tournaments is pretty crazy – but Super Girl Gamer Pro intends to rectify the situation. This year the female-driven, multi-title esports tournament series will be enjoying its fourth year on the circuit, starting with weekly qualifier tournaments from 10th July – 6th September, followed by the all-important Super Girl Gamer Pro Championships on 3rd and 4th October. The tournament’s ultimate goal is to facilitate a future where women and men have an equal playing field within the gaming industry.
“This is a really important series for women, and I am so happy to be a part of it,” said Garrido, Captain of the women’s CS:GO team for Dignitas. “It’s such a great step for Super Girl Gamer to expand its reach to women throughout North America via the online qualifying series. Most people recognise how critical it is to create meaningful opportunities for women, and it’s been gratifying to watch the progress Super Girl has made over the past few years.”
“As part of our mission to provide opportunities for women in male-dominated industries, we are excited to expand the Super Girl Gamer Pro to include an online qualifying series,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment and producer of the Super Girl Series. “This is an exceptionally important initiative given the lack of opportunity and general toxicity towards women in gaming. The Super Girl Gamer Pro’s empowerment platform is the perfect vehicle to help propel this movement towards equality and inclusion.”
The tournaments will feature three popular esports titles: League of Legends, Hearthstone and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The reward is a nice cash prize alongside some sponsored prizes within the Championships. The event has received support from brands that are passionate about playing their part in developing equality for women in gaming including GameStop, Nissan, Zenni Gaming, Facebook Gaming, and Twitch.
Registration for all tournaments is free and will be held through ChallengerMode with the qualifiers being streamed live on Twitch and Facebook Gaming. For more information check out the official website here.
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