How can esports be the future if it still has one foot stuck in the past?
What’s the point of global gaming if not everyone’s welcome to play?
How long will we accept discrimination and toxicity as just a part of the game?

It’s not GG until it’s GG for all.

#GGFORALL will launch a range of new initiatives designed to tackle discrimination, promote mental wellbeing and progress environmental sustainability in esports. Starting proudly with a new Global Women’s circuit in Counter-Strike supported by Intel®  and more partners. 

Counter-Strike All Women's CircuitESL Impact

ESL Impact, the $500,000 CS:GO all women’s circuit, features two league seasons with live finals at DreamHack, a standalone event, and online cash cups for all women. It is a first important step towards a more diverse Counter-Strike ecosystem as we are looking to attract more women into the game through a safe environment to compete in.

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$500,000Overall prize money

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ESL Impact Calendar 2024

Cash Cups Update!

We are happy to announce the regional Cash Cups to a total of 6 regions (formerly 4)!
This is done by splitting the Asian region into two: Asia Pacific and Oceania.The $1,000 of monthly prize pool will be split as well. In addition to that, we will add Cash Cups for the South Africa Region with a monthly prize money of $500 for grabs. These changes lower the barriers for players from Oceania by allowing them to join local competitions on local servers, while the addition of South Africa Cash Cups enables a whole new region to participate. Additionally, this ups the total monthly Cash Cups prize money to $4,500.

About the Counter-Strike All Women’s Circuit

ESL Impact features 24 teams across Europe, South America and North America, with prize pools of $150,000 per season. The two best teams from each region, together with two wildcards joining through open qualifiers, will participate in the Global League Finals at DreamHack Dallas (June 3 – 5, 2022) and DreamHack Winter (November 24 – 26, 2022).

We strive to achieve an environment where discrimination and toxicity is removed. We believe in a world where everyone has the right to enjoy the games they love, the right to play, to participate and to progress. From grassroot grinders, casual gamers and elite pro athletes. We believe all players deserve equal respect, support and opportunity. That’s why we’re launching a global coalition of leading brands and teams united beneath a new rallying cry within the esports community to address these issues.
ESL Gaming
By providing an infrastructure equal to their male counterparts, we are thrilled to create more visibility and opportunities for women in the esports space, as well as to support them in their professional development and to help make their dreams come true.
Roberta Hernandez
SVP People and Culture at ESL Gaming
At ESL Gaming we truly believe in a world where everybody can be somebody, so going back to the grassroots level and creating an all-new ecosystem to ensure ambitious women CS:GO players are given equal chances is a great step forward.
Brian Krämer
General Manager CS:GO at ESL Gaming

#GGFORALL combines new and already existing initiatives for fair, social and future gaming.


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Esports Integrity Coalition

The Mission of ESIC is to be the recognised guardian of the integrity of esports and to take responsibility for disruption, prevention, investigation and prosecution for all forms of cheating, including, but not limited to, match manipulation and doping. ESL Gaming applies ESIC guidelines and supports ESIC’s conference EGES.

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World Esports Association

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ESL Gaming has founded WESA as an inclusive organization that furthers professionalization in esports. Open discussions with all stakeholders are the basis.

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E-Sports Entertainment Association

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ESL Pro League


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Future for All

We are a vision leader for environmentally-friendly gaming. We not only want to set an example by offsetting our CO2 footprint via United Nations Certificates, but are also creating game-changing projects which can truly make a difference in actively reducing emissions.

SOCIAL for All

We envision a gaming community that is welcoming to all players, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, religious belief, background, or physical appearance.

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Esports Research Network

The Esports Research Network is a collaboration of various researchers fostering interdisciplinary research on the emerging phenomenon of esports. Supported by ESL Gaming, the Esports Research Network goals are to gain rigorous insights into esports, foster the sustainable growth of esports, shape the role of esports in the society and translate this knowledge to obtain cognition for the digitized world society is growing into.

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An initiative of ESL and ZEIT für die Schule

Following on from efforts to digitize educational institutions, ZEIT (a German national weekly newspaper) launched the ESportZ initiative with ESL Gaming in autumn 2020. The goal is to bring the skills and values ​​of online sports to 14 to 20-year-olds in schools in Germany through professional teaching materials.

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Ukrainian Refugee Support

An initiative of ESL Gaming

ESL Gaming is committed to supporting Ukrainian refugees and has done so by several means. Our office in Poland works closely with local authorities and charities to create a safe space for families and organize collections of necessities of the highest demand, housing, and work arrangements. In addition, we have launched a fast-tracking application system for Ukrainian refugees to apply for open jobs and internship positions to facilitate the process. ESL Gaming has also made financial donations to support the local charities and UNHCR in their actions to bring help to those in need.

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ESL joins forces with independent researchers to advance understanding of gaming behaviours through a self-assessment tool and promote smart gaming.

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