Swedish esports platform Challengermode has announced a partnership with the Super Girl Gamer Series.
The deal will see both parties hosting tournaments across a range of esports titles, including League of Legends, Valorant, Fortnite and CS:GO.
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According to the release, the partnership is a part of Challengermode’s initiative to support more female-led esports initiatives on its esports platform.
Philip Hübner, Chief Business Development Officer of Challengermode, commented: “We’re incredibly happy to be hosting Super Girl Gamer’s tournaments for the 2021 series and beyond. We see this as a natural progression to our previous work with the Women’s Esports League in making esports more inclusive and equal at the grassroots level. Women make up 30% of the esports viewing population, and 35% of the esports playing population, so it is vitally important to provide the tools and dedicated space for female esports organisations to host tournaments at the amateur level all the way up to the pro.
“There is still much more that the industry can do to encourage women in esports, from closing the gender pay gap at the highest end of esports earners to establishing dedicated grassroots organizations that are welcoming to female gamers. We would like to encourage any female-led esports organisations to reach out to Challengermode through the Challengermode Opera GX Grassroots Esports Fund where they can apply for funding for prize pools.”
The culmination of the currently ongoing Super Girl Gamer Series — League of Legends Summer Season is set to kick off on September 18th with the League of Legends Championships tournament, while the Fall Season in VALORANT and Fortnite will commence October 16th.
All tournaments will be broadcasted on Super Girl Gamer’s Twitch channel.
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Amanda Ball, Super Girl Gamer Pro Esports Director, added: “Over the last five years, the Super Girl Gamer Series has expanded to provide opportunities for women all across North America in a variety of different titles and we hope to continue that expansion into the EU scene as well.
“We have been extremely happy working with Challengermode and look forward to continuing that partnership in being a driving force in changing the narrative for women in esports.”
Among other female-focused esports organisations using Challengermode are Girls’ House and The Goose House which has reportedly also received funding from Challengermode and Opera GX’s grassroots esports fund.
Esports Insider says: It’s good to see esports tournament platforms like Challengermode support and actively participate in developing female-driven esport scene. The platform’s work on this is admirable and might potentially attract more female-led esports organisations.