These orgs are taking over.
Organisations such as Dignitas and FURIA have some of the best female divisions in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). They’ve become legends at DreamHack events, and are starting to make winning look easy. Regions from North America to Europe have taken part in these success stories. Players such as Amanda “rain” Smith and Zainab “zAAz” Turkie have been perfecting their craft over the past couple years, and it’s starting to show. Brand new organisations, including Galaxy Racer Esports, have noticed the importance of having multiple roster divisions. They were even able to sign an entire roster from Assassins for their all-female roster. The addition to their org has paid off after placing second in multiple events.
DIGNITAS AND TEAM ORIGINEM
Dignitas Female most recently placed first at the Super Girl Gamer Pro Championships against Violent Roses. They went undefeated across two brackets and earned five thousand dollars. Highly decorated player Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey even attended the event as a commentator. Dignitas Female started off the year with a disappointing finish at the Flashpoint Season 1 qualifiers. They were able to make up for that at the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival in Dubai. Assassins pushed them to the lower bracket, but that didn’t stop Dignitas Female. They were able to secure a spot in the finals where they finished in second place earning fourteen grand. At the DreamHack Summer Showdown, the Dignitas squad once again finished in second place after dominating the lower bracket. With a skilful IGL known as Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido, the team is bound to take over the scene in CS:GO.
Team Originem has made a comeback after placing first at the Intel Challenger in 2016. They’ve been destructive opponents towards Galaxy Racer Female, after beating them in three events this year. After merging their roster with Team Secret, they’ve recently acquired a majority of their original roster from BeÅiktaÅ Esports. The team has an overpowered lineup with their captain being Julia “juliano” Kiran. They won the DreamHack Summer Showdown in Europe and went undefeated in the Galaxy Racer Female Invitational. In a couple of weeks, they’ll be participating at the DreamHack Open against seven other teams. If they keep up with their previous talents, they’ll earn fifty thousand dollars, and another first-place finish.
GALAXY RACER ESPORTS AND FURIA
After signing Assassins back in April of this year, Galaxy Racer Female has stirred up the competition. With only six months of tournament play, they’ve already earned nearly ten thousand dollars—a great start for a brand new team looking to take things over. Ksenia “vilga” Klyuenkova is the MVP of the team with fifty grand in lifetime earnings. She’s been playing professionally since 2013 and earned the WESG title in 2017. One of their most recent events was at the Ambush Summer Cup where they went 6-0.
While FURIA Esports has been around for a long time now, they only formed their female division at the start of 2020. The Brazilian roster started out playing in monthly events and has moved up to C-Tier tournaments. They’ve already earned ten thousand dollars and won back to back monthly quarters. Most of their players are relatively new, but were able to place first at the Dell Gaming Masters event earning five thousand dollars. It seems like FURIA have continued to dominate every division in CS:GO.
CLG RED CONTINUES TO SLAY
Counter Logic Gaming Red has been around since 2015. In 2019, CLG Red was a force to be reckoned with having over one hundred grand in earnings. While this year has been slower than usual, they still placed first at the DreamHack Summer Showdown in North America, beating out Dignitas Female for ten thousand dollars in the finals. Mounira “GooseBreeder” Dobie is considered one of the best female pros with forty thousand dollars in earnings. She has a 1.12 player rating and only joined the scene in 2015.
INTZ AND TYLOO
Even though INTZ Female had a disappointing debut in 2019, they’ve had uplifting results at the GIRL Gamer Esports Festival against Carnage Esports. They finished third in the event with eight thousand dollars. Most recently they merged with Soberano and placed in the upper bracket at multiple monthly qualifiers. The main roster at INTZ should take notes from their female division with the success they’ve had.
TYLOO Female has participated in the most tournaments compared to their opponents. They have two first-place finishes including their run in the ImbaTV Women Pro League. With a roster consisting of trial players, TYLOO Female went undefeated winning nine sets in a row. SinMan “Hazel” Fong has been with the team for two years now after leaving LLG Gaming. She has a 1.10 player rating which is the best on her team with a total of thirteen recorded clutches. TYLOO Female is definitely a team that’s taking over Asian CS:GO. The team of two years has had an exceptional season and plan on continuing down their path of victory.
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