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2023
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Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the ESL Impact Season 4 Global Finals

Press Release Summary
  • ESL Impact returns to Valencia, Spain, as the ESL Impact League Season 4 Finals take place live at Dreamhack Valencia.
  • The top eight teams from the season will face off on December 8 - 10, competing for a $123,000 prize pool and the title of ESL Impact Season 4 Champions.
  • Amongst others, undefeated ESL Impact Champions Nigma Galaxy will be in attendance, seeking a historic sixth consecutive victory.
  • The competition will be streamed live from the Feria Valencia convention center in Valencia on the ESL Twitch and Youtube channels. 

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023, Valencia - ESL Impact returns to DreamHack Valencia for the second time! From December 8 - 10, the Season 4 Global Finals of the all-women’s Counter-Strike circuit, ESL Impact, will take place live at the gaming lifestyle festival DreamHack Valencia. The top eight teams from the online league season will compete for a share of the $123,000 prize pool and the coveted trophy. Reigning Champions Nigma Galaxy will be defending their title in hopes of winning their sixth consecutive ESL Impact trophy. 

Here is all you need to know about ESL Impact Season 4:

ESL Impact League Season 4 commenced on September 13 and saw 28 all-women Counter-Strike teams from Europe, North America, and South America competing against one another for a spot at the Valencia Finals. In Asia, a battle also commenced during the Wildcard Qualifiers on October 6 - 8 as all-women squads across the region faced off against one another to secure the dedicated slot in the season’s showdown.

The eight best teams have now been decided and they will be facing off live in front of a packed-out audience at the Feria Valencia convention center during DreamHack Valencia on December 8 - 10. 

Valencia is a city that, through the years, has established itself as a hotspot for women's esports tournaments, including CS:GO DreamHack Showdown Valencia 2019. Additionally, ESL Impact has a previous history in Valencia, with Nigma Galaxy taking the crown in a standalone live ESL Impact event at DreamHack Valencia 2022.

ESL Impact was launched at the beginning of 2022 as one of the initiatives of ESL FACEIT Group’s (EFG) #GGFORALL. The program combines new and existing initiatives to tackle discrimination, promote mental wellbeing, and progress environmental sustainability in esports.

For almost two years, ESL Impact has inspired all-women Counter-Strike teams and broadcast talent to follow their dreams of being a part of the professional esports scene. It provides teams, talent, players, fans, and more with a dedicated ecosystem, creating a more diverse and safe environment to compete in. 

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Schedule and Format

Group Stage (December 8 - 9)

  • The eight qualified teams will be split into two groups of four teams.
  • These two groups will face off in double-elimination matches, with Opening and Winners’ matches played as best-of-one, and Elimination and Decider played as best-of-three.
  • The top two teams per group will advance to the Playoffs.

Playoffs (December 10)

  • The best four teams will compete in a single elimination bracket in a best-of-three format, with two teams advancing to the Grand Final.
  • The Grand Final will also be played in best-of-three.

Teams attending:

  • 9Pandas Fearless
  • Fluxo Demons
  • FlyQuest Red
  • FURIA
  • HSG
  • NAVI Javelins
  • Nigma Galaxy
  • Shimmer

Commentators and Analysts:

  • Sam “Tech Girl” Wright (Host)
  • Sudhen “ Bleh” Wahengbam (Analyst)
  • Hege “Hedje” Bornen (Analyst)
  • Anastasija “Heccu” Tolmačeva (Reporter)
  • Lucy “LucyLuce” Eastwood (Caster)
  • Brandon “BDog” Rawlings (Caster)
  • James Bardolph (Caster)
  • Veronique “Vearless” Zonneveld (Caster)
  • Swayd “HiyaNoot” Barkhuizen (Stat it out)
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Prize Money:

FINALS PRIZE POOL

PLACE

Prize Money

Total

$123,000

1st

$50,000

2nd

$25,000

3rd-4th

$13,000

5th-6th

$7,000

7th-8th

$4,000

The DreamHack Valencia Experience

DreamHack Valencia, where the ESL Impact 2023 Valencia Finals will be taking place, offers everything gaming under one roof alongside much more to explore, including:

  • Live Music Sets with Los40
  • Gel Ball
  • Cosplay Contest
  • World Formula 1
  • Tabletop Gaming
  • Indie Zone
  • Dungeon Zone Experience
  • Kpop Dance Contest
  • DreamHack Kids Area
  • The famous Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party 
  • And much more

Where to Watch

The ESL Impact Season 4 Valencia Finals will be streamed live on Twitch and Youtube. The live finals at DreamHack Valencia on December 8 - 10 are open to the public, with tickets for the immersive three-day gaming lifestyle festival also granting access to the dedicated ESL Impact stage. More information can be found on the DreamHack Valencia website. Assets for ESL Impact Season 4 can be found in the press kit, which is available here.For more information about the all-women Counter-Strike ecosystem, please visit the official website and follow ESL Impact on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, and Instagram

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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/).