IEM Katowice to Host $50,000 Intel Challenge
Eight of the world’s top female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will battle for the Intel Challenge title and a $50,000 USD prize pool from Feb. 28 to March 2 at IEM Katowice.
Team Dignitas fe, the 2018 Intel Challenge Champions, were directly invited to participate in the event. Seven other teams have the opportunity to compete in online qualifiers that will take place in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America to qualify for the tournament.
The Intel Challenge is back! 8 of the world’s best women’s #CSGO teams will battle for a $50,000 prize pool at #IEM Katowice 2019.— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) January 23, 2019
Qualifier sign-ups to join defending champions @dignitas at the event are now open.
“In a world where anyone can enter ESL tournaments and compete, we think that there’s no reason why a woman shouldn’t be the champion of the biggest competitions. We’ve built the Intel Challenge with Intel to help promote female role models in esports with the hope of inspiring more women to take up competitive gaming and try to become the best in the world," Michał Blicharz, Vice President of Pro Gaming at ESL, said in an official press release
The Intel Challenge Tournament will take place during the upcoming CS:GO Major, IEM Katowice.