Dota 2 tournament platform Dota Valkyries has announced a collaboration with Southeast Asian female esports circuit FSL.
As a result of the deal, the platform will expand its offerings into Southeast Asia, providing women with more opportunities to compete.
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Since launching in March 2021, Dota Valkyries has created a platform for female Dota 2 players and content creators to compete against each other and male players to improve levels of inclusivity within the esport.
Ruby ‘valkyrjaRuby’, Co-founder of Dota Valkyries, spoke on the partnership in a release: “FSL are titans of the women’s community – I have an immense amount of respect for the work that they’ve done to support and grow the women’s gaming scene in Southeast Asia and I’m incredibly excited to see what we’ll be able to accomplish as a team.”
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Founded in 2012, FSL hosts several competitions in VALORANT and PUBG Mobile. Joining forces with the platform will see the circuit provide ‘more competitive opportunities’ for women in the region to compete in Dota 2 tournaments.
Tammy ‘Furryfish’ Tang, CEO of FSL, also commented: “It’s our pleasure to work together with DV to advocate for inclusion and diversity in the SEA region, and we’re excited about building cross-region relationships and exchanging expertise and best practices.
“We’re happy to cooperate with like-minded people who are truly passionate about what they do.”
Esports Insider says: Any kind of initiative that supports greater inclusivity in esports is always a positive for the industry as a whole. For Dota Valkyries, the partnership with FSL is an ideal opportunity to lend its expertise to the circuit.