ESL Impact was made for women to unapologetically enjoy what they love the most: Counter-Strike. On the server, it's your skill that matters, not your gender.

With monthly Cash Cups, two yearly online league seasons, and stand-alone tournaments in front of roaring crowds, we give you a competitive and safe playground to prove your skill and dedication to the game.

See you on the server! 🤝

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Women's CS:GO on the UpriseYear One Documentary

“To every girl out there who is now starting to play CS:GO, I know how hard it is to play all alone and having to deal with sexist trolls even on your own team. I promise that it’s worth the hours you put into a game you truly love and enjoy! I’m very grateful to be able to play esports professionally and watching the female scene grow, only makes me want to work harder every day.”
“ESL' s circuit really has helped the female scene. The motivation, the love, and the community is getting bigger and bigger every day. It also has brought the attention of organizations to support us and help the scene grow which is amazing and allows us to pursue our objectives and dreams.”

GOT QUESTIONS?We've got the answers!

#GGFORALL is an initiative launched to combat negativity and toxicity within the esports industry and foster diversity and inclusivity. Currently, ESL Impact is the main focus, established to provide a safe, competitive environment for women in Counter-Strike. #GGFORALL also includes an environmentally-friendly approach within gaming and esports 🌳 It’s not GG until it’s #GGFORALL

A women’s only league is just one step on the way towards a more diverse Counter-Strike scene. ESL Impact provides a competitive environment for the top women’s teams of the world, where they can feel safe and comfortable while competing. The goal of ESL Impact is to reach a point where a separate league is no longer needed and mixed teams become the norm. Until then though, we’re proud to support the competitive women’s CS:GO scene. 💪

Yes! But… You have to be at least 16 years old to enter into our tournaments. Furthermore, anyone aged 16 or 17 also has to have a parent or guardian sign a declaration of consent in order to attend our offline events. 📝 Make sure to check out what ESL Impact and ESEA events are available in your region. 👀

The ESEA Cash Cups have solo sign-up options, so you can compete even if you don’t have a full team yet. You can also check out our Discord to find new friends to play your favorite games with, both competitively and just for fun. 😃

If you’re looking to play casually, you might want to check out our Discord. Here you can find new friends who love the same games as you and want to play on the same level. 🤝 If you want to play more competitively, the ESEA Cash Cups will be a good place to start. Cash Cups are hosted twice a month in all regions. 🌎🌍🌏

Yes we do! You can join the #GGFORALL Discord server right here. Come join the fun! 🥳

The ESL Impact League Seasons are covered by both the ESL Impact Talent and by our Community Casters, commenting the games on their own streams. Do you want to join our community of casters? 👀 Sign up here!

We’d love to hear from you! 🤩 You can always reach out to us on Discord and Twitter with any questions or ideas you might have. 💡


Katowice 2023

Katowice 2023

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Katowice 2023
Jönköping 2022

Jönköping 2022

As the season came to a close, 8 teams from around the world fought it out at the Winter Finals in Jönköping, Sweden. Stakes were high as the dominant champs of Nigma Galaxy sought to further cement their legacy and complete the three-peat. Winning back-to-back-to-back championships. In familiar fashion, Furia joined them in the final, after a close win over the Asian Wildcard - HSG. Esports. Nigma Galaxy took the victory, without dropping a single map all tournament! AWP Talent ANa claimed her second Impact MVP award of the season.
Jönköping 2022
Valencia 2022

Valencia 2022

The first ever ESL Impact stand-alone event took place at DreamHack Valencia in the Summer of 2022. 8 teams across 4 regions came together in Valencia to fight it out for the second trophy lift of the year. Only a month after the Dallas Global Finals Nigma Galaxy were not about to give up their title as Champions, and though FURIA gave it their all in the Grand Finlas, it was Nigma Galaxy to claim their second championship in a row, with IGL vilga being named the tournament MVP.
Valencia 2022


Nigma Galaxy took home the trophy in Dallas after a 2-1 victory over FURIA. The team had a near perfect run through the entire season, not losing a single match throughout regular groups, regional deciders or during the Finals. Ana "ANa" Dumbravă was named the tournament MVP following her impressive performance with the AWP. Their victory also served to sweeten the day even further for Victoria "tory" Kazieva, who celebrated her 24th birthday with a trophy lift. GG! 💖
Season 1

Season 1

The very first season of ESL Impact largely took place online with regional groups throughout the SA, NA and EU regions, online regional decider matches, including wildcard qualifiers in the OCE and ZA regions, and live League Season Finals played on LAN from DreamHack Dallas. A total of 26 teams took part in the first season that featured a prize pool of $150,000.
Season 1