SUPER GIRL GAMER PRO LAUNCHES ‘VALORANT’ TOURNAMENT
The Super Girl Gamer Series announced Tuesday it will launch its 2021 campaign with seasonal weekly online tournaments from May 15 to Nov. 21.
The Series will kick off its Super Girl Gamer Spring Season with an all-women’s VALORANT tournament, consisting of a four-week open qualifier series featuring high-level gameplay from female competitors across North America. After the qualifying rounds, the top four VALORANT teams will advance to the Super Girl Gamer VALORANT Championships on June 19.
“This is a really important series for women, and I am happy to be a part of it,” said Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido, captain of the CS:GO and VALORANT teams for Dignitas. “It’s such a great step for Super Girl Gamer to expand its reach to women throughout North America via the seasonal tournament series…most people recognize how critical it is to create meaningful opportunities for women, and it’s been gratifying to watch the progress Super Girl has made over the past five years.”
The 2021 Series will also feature tournaments in League of Legends, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Fortnite. Top level female pros and amateurs are invited to compete for $100,000 in cash prizes.
Super Girl Gamer Pro is in its fifth year, originally created to provide a platform for female gamers in a safe environment and help inspire and empower women to take a larger role within esports. The Series offers female gamers of all skill levels across North America a path towards greater recognition, access and acceptance.
For the tournaments, Super Girl Gamer has put together a skilled staff, production crew and on-air talent pool that consists almost entirely of women, boasting top streamer names such as Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey.
The organization’s dedication to promoting female talent has drawn the support of several brands, also passionate about the importance of the gaming space and wanting to develop equality for women in gaming. Nissan, Zenni Gaming, Twitch, GameStop, Facebook Gaming and more are using their influence to amplify Super Girl values and provide opportunities for women.
“When we launched the Hater Blocker campaign with Super Girl Gamer Pro’s Championships last fall, we couldn’t have imagined the level of support we’ve seen in the community for glasses that promote ending online bullying and harassment,” said Sean Pate, Zenni brand marketing and communications officer. “We stand proud of our mission to provide eyewear for everyone, and we believe that gaming and esports opportunities should be for everyone as well. Partnering with Super Girl again to support their goal of empowering women through inclusion and equality is another great opportunity for us within the space.”
The VALORANT qualifiers will run every Saturday from May 15 to June 5 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT. The VALORANT Championship is currently scheduled for June 19 at 12 p.m. PT. The entire Super Girl Gamer Series will be streamed live on Twitch and Facebook Gaming.
Photo courtesy of Super Girl Gamer Pro