North American esports organisation XSET has announced its intention to return to CS:GO by hosting tryouts for a new women’s CS:GO roster.
The organisation’s esports expansion is also set to continue with XSET looking to enter Fortnite in the near future.
The women’s CS:GO team will be assembled through a one-month tryout. According to the organisation, the tryout period will incorporate fan participation and a series of elimination rounds.
Registration for the tryouts is open from September 14th. This is not XSET’s first venture into the women’s CS:GO scene with the organisation holding a notable all-female roster from 2020-2021.
The organisation’s announced entry into Fortnite is also a re-entry for XSET after having a roster since 2022. Currently, the organisation has rosters in VALORANT (Game Changers), the FGC, Apex Legends, NBA 2K, CoD Warzone and iRacing.
XSET’s entry into two esports scenes comes despite news that its VALORANT players have filed a lawsuit against the organisation over alleged unpaid merchandise revenues, which includes the VALORANT Champions 2022 skin bundle.
The four players’ and head coach’s cases allege that the organisation reneged on its agreement to pay team members 50% of merchandising revenue. XSET has since disagreed with the claims in a statement sent to Dot Esports.
XSET highlighted that it will expand its content creator portfolio by entering Fortnite next month. Specific details over the organisation’s involvement in the battle royale scene have not been disclosed but a press release highlighted XSET’s intention to sign Fortnite professionals and content creators.
Jacob Arce, Head of Esports at XSET, commented on the organisation’s expansion: “We are excited to venture into a game that has demonstrated unwavering popularity over the past decade, consistently holding its position at the pinnacle of the esports world.
“As we set our sights on entering the CSGO scene, we aim to bring a fresh approach by involving, supporting, and empowering existing and emerging talented female content creators.”