ESL FACEIT Group Unveils the ESL Impact 2024 Program in Counter-Strike 2

Dates of the all-women Counter-Strike League, featuring monthly Cash Cups on FACEIT, online league seasons, and live events Finals in CS2 revealed

Press Release Summary
  • After running for two consecutive years and inspiring numerous top esports organizations to enter the women’s scene, ESL Impact Circuit is set to return in 2024.
  • There will be changes to the tournament approach and regional slot distribution in the ESL Impact Circuit in the upcoming year.
  • The 2024 program for ESL Impact includes two online league seasons, live Global Finals, and monthly Cash Cups on FACEIT.
  • ESL Impact is set to return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, for the Season 5 Global Finals on May 31 - June 2, 2024. 
  • ESL Impact League Season 6 Global Finals will take place at the recently announced DreamHack Stockholm on November 22 - 24, 2024 in Stockholmsmässan.

November 30, Cologne/New York – ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading esports and video game entertainment company, today announced the 2024 program for ESL Impact – the all-woman Circuit in Counter-Strike 2 (CS2). As the ESL Impact Season 4 Global Finals draw near and teams are getting ready to battle it out in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the immersive gaming lifestyle festival, DreamHack Valencia, the anticipation is running high among players and fans alike to discover plans for the following year. 

Launched at the beginning of 2022, ESL Impact is one of EFG’s #GGFORALL program initiatives. For almost two years, it has inspired women Counter-Strike players and fans to follow their dreams of being a part of the professional esports scene. ESL Impact provides teams, talent, players, fans, and more with a dedicated ecosystem, creating a more diverse and equal gaming environment for everyone. Since its launch, the circuit has paved the way for numerous professional and aspiring women rosters to showcase their skills, compete at the highest level, and further their development in the esports scene.

To consolidate and improve the ESL Impact Circuit, there will be a number of changes to the tournament approach and regional slot distribution in the upcoming year, all of which are available here

The 2024 program for ESL Impact will again elevate the excitement and competition to the highest with two online league seasons, live Global Finals at DreamHack festivals, and monthly  Cash Cups on FACEIT:

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ESL Impact League Season 5 Open Qualifiers

  • February 12 - 18, 2024.
  • Teams from Europe (EU), North America (NA), and South America (SA) can battle it out in their regional open qualifiers to secure 12 spots (four for each region) in the ESL Impact League Season 5. 

ESL Impact League Season 5 

  • March 6 - April 21, 2024..
  • The 28 best teams (16 requalified teams from the previous season and 12 teams from the open qualifiers) from EU, NA, and SA will battle it out in their regional online league.
  • The top four teams from EU, the top two teams from NA, the top one team from SA, and the Wildcard Qualifiers winner qualify for the Global Finals at DreamHack Dallas.

ESL Impact League Season 5 Global Finals in Dallas

  • May 31 - June 2, 2024.
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Competing for a share of the $150,000 total prize pool and the coveted title, the eight top teams from around the globe face off in front of a live audience at DreamHack Dallas.

ESL Impact League Season 6 Open Qualifiers

  • August 2024.
  • Teams from EU, NA, and SA can battle it out in their regional open qualifiers to secure 12 spots (four for each region) in the ESL Impact League Season 6. 

ESL Impact League Season 6 

  • September - October 2024.
  • The 28 best teams (16 requalified teams from the previous season and 12 teams from the open qualifiers) from EU, NA, and SA will battle it out in their regional online league. 
  • The top five teams from EU, two teams from SA and one team from NA qualify for the Global Finals at DreamHack Stockholm.

ESL Impact League Season 6 Global Finals in Stockholm

  • November 22 - 24, 2024.
  • Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, Sweden
  • With $150,000 of the total prize pool at stake once more, the eight world’s best teams will gather in the capital of Sweden to battle it out in front of a live crowd at DreamHack Stockholm. 

Additionally, fans and players of all levels can expect thrilling matchups with Cash Cups, taking place online on FACEIT twice a month. These feature a $4,500 prize pool per Cash Cup, split between Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South Africa, and South America.

Stay tuned for more updates on the 2024 ESL Impact program. For more information about the all-women Counter-Strike circuit, make sure to follow ESL Impact on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, and Instagram and visit the official website.

For more general information, check out eslfaceitgroup.com or follow ESL FACEIT Group on LinkedIn.

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About ESL FACEIT Group

ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) is the leading esports and video game entertainment company dedicated to creating worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community. EFG is built on a legacy of world-renowned brands including ESL, FACEIT, DreamHack and DreamHack Sports Games, providing innovative ecosystems for global communities of players, fans and creators around the games they love. Working alongside leading partners, brands and global IPs, EFG operates an unmatched portfolio of live events, digital platforms and developer tools that reach and engage millions of gamers worldwide. For more information visit www.eslfaceitgroup.com.

About ESL

ESL creates a world where everybody can be somebody. For more than two decades, we have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation globally across the most popular video games, creating a comprehensive ecosystem with opportunities for players to go from zero to hero and for fans to witness the best stories esports has to offer. The ESL portfolio consists of high-profile products such as the ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, the Snapdragon Pro Series, and many more, ranging from grassroots to global elite competitions. ESL is part of ESL FACEIT Group, the leading esports and video game entertainment company.


About ESL Impact

ESL Impact is a competitive all-women Counter-Strike ecosystem launched at the beginning of 2022. A part of ESL FACEIT Group’s #GGFORALL program based on the belief that  “it’s not GG [Good Game] until it’s GG for all”, the circuit aims to increase awareness, provide new opportunities, and improve the representation for women across the board: players, teams, and broadcast talent. ESL Impact features monthly  Cash Cups on FACEIT, two yearly online league seasons, and offers a secure and competitive environment for women to excel in the world of esports (https://pro.eslgaming.com/csgo/impact/).