ESL Impact Season 4 Finals moved to DreamHack Valencia

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Nigma Galaxy Female claimed victory at this year’s ESL Impact Katowice. Image credit: ESL / Michal Konkol

Global esports tournament organiser and holding company ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) has announced a relocation and date shift for its female CS:GO event ESL Impact Season 4 Finals.

Originally planned to take place at DreamHack Hannover in Germany on December 15th-17th, the Season 4 Finals will move to DreamHack Valencia and occur a few days earlier, on December 8th-10th.

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According to ESL, the decision was made to avoid conflicts with concurrent CS:GO tournaments and make ESL Impact more available to the fans and community of the circuit. Specifically, DreamHack Hanover is set to host a CS:GO ESL Challenger event offering a direct path to ESL Pro League.

It’s worth noting that the first-ever ESL Impact stand-alone event took place at DreamHack Valencia in the summer of 2022.

In November 2022, EFG announced the complete 2023 programme for ESL Impact, including a standalone event hosted at IEM Katowice earlier this year and two league seasons with offline finals at DreamHack festivals. The cumulative prize pool for all events is estimated to be at least $400,000 (~£322,000). Throughout the rest of the year, the monthly Cash Cups will continue to be held with a total prize pool of more than $100,000 (⁓£81,000).

Organised by ESL Gaming, the ESL Impact League is an all-female CS:GO circuit currently in its third season. The relocation and date shift of the Season 4 Finals was confirmed as the top eight women’s CS:GO teams are currently getting ready for the Season 3 Finals live at DreamHack Dallas on June 3rd-4th.

The circuit is backed by a number of sponsors, including tech company Intel, logistics firm DHL, energy drink brand Monster Energy, bookmaker 1xBet, as well as the US Air Force. 

Radina Koutsafti
Radina has been a Freelance Journalist for Esports Insider since 2021. When not playing Apex Legends, she enjoys writing about tech, equality and education in esports.