All-Women “DreamHack Showdown Winter” to Take Place December 15-20, 2020

STOCKHOLM / COLOGNE — ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports company, today announced the return of DreamHack Showdown, the all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament. DreamHack Showdown Winter, which will feature an European and a North American division,  will start with qualifiers on December 4-6, with the main tournament running over six days from December 15-20, 2020. Featuring top talent from Europe and North America, DreamHack Showdown Winter will also feature a $50,000 prize pool. Monster Energy is a partner for this event.

Reigning champions from DreamHack Showdown Summer are Team Originem (Europe) and CLG Red (North America).

“Showdown is an amazing, all-women  CS:GO tournament featuring some of the best women players in the world,” said Charlie Sirc, Showdown Product Manager at ESL Gaming. “As a woman, I must say our brand’s ongoing commitment to diversity, both on and off camera, is deeply meaningful to me  — so this event has become particularly special to our company. It will be a not-to-be-missed battle to the end!”

DreamHack Showdown Winter, Online

  • The main tournament will take place on December 15-20 with a total of six broadcast days, with both regions running on the same dates.
    •  DreamHack Showdown Winter EU online tournament, featuring six teams and $30K prize pool
    • DreamHack Showdown Winter NA  online tournament, featuring four teams and $20K prize pool
  • EU Tournament Format
    •  The tournament will be played over the course of six days
    • The tournament will feature a double elimination bracket with 4 teams being invited and two teams coming from open qualifiers
    • The four direct invited teams will be seeded into the first round of the upper-bracket, while the two teams from open qualifiers will face each other in the first round of the lower-bracket
    • The final will be played best-of-three with no upper-bracket advantage
  • NA Tournament Format
    • The tournament will be played over the course of six days
    • The tournament will feature a double elimination bracket with 2 teams being invited and two teams coming from open qualifiers
    • The final will be played best-of-three with no upper-bracket advantage