Closing off a stellar first year, ESL Impact is shaping up for a spectacular 2023

Dates of ESL Impact’s 2023 program, featuring three live events, revealed

Cologne/New York With the finalists of ESL Impact League Season 2 announced and getting ready to travel to DreamHack Winter for a glorious showdown this week, ESL FACEIT Group is thrilled to announce details of the 2023 program for the all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) circuit: ESL Impact. 

Providing women from all backgrounds with the opportunity to progress to the absolute top, ESL Impact has already seen several top esports organizations enter the women’s scene and sign a women’s roster, distributed over $370,000 in prize money in 20 Cash Cups, two League Seasons and one stand alone event. Viewers from around the world have tuned in for the live broadcasts, the Season 1 finals at DreamHack Dallas and the stand alone event at DreamHack Valencia were played in front of a fantastic audience with Nigma Galaxy crowned as champions twice. The remainder of 2022 also looks promising with two more Cash Cups and the live ESL Impact League Season 2 Global Finals up ahead, and almost $130,000 in prize money still up for grabs.

Fans, women players, and partners from around the globe can now already look forward to another great year of CS:GO action:

ESL Impact at Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice 2023 

  • February 10-12, 2023
    Coming from two Open Qualifiers in December 2022, the two top teams from Europe, North America, and South America will face off live at a standalone event during IEM Katowice 2023.

ESL Impact League Season 3 

  • March-April, 2023
    The eight best teams from Europe, North America, and South America will battle it out in their regional online league. The top two teams per region qualify for the Global Finals.

ESL Impact League Season 3 Global Finals in Dallas

  • June 2-4, 2023
    Competing for a share of the $150,000 total prize pool and the coveted title, the top teams from all five regions will face off in front of a live audience in Dallas, Texas, the USA.

ESL Impact League Season 4 

  • September-October, 2023
    Following the same format as the third season, the ESL Impact League will continue to see the best teams from Europe, North America, and South America face off online for a spot in the live Global Finals.

ESL Impact League Season 4 Global Finals in Hanover

  • December 15-17
    Gathering in Hanover, Germany, the two best teams from three League regions will promise a spectacular closure of the year in their attempt to claim the season title and a portion of the $150,000 total prize pool.

Cash Cups are also set to return in 2023, with a total prize pool of over $100,000. More information and details to come at a later stage.

It’s amazing to see how having the right infrastructure in place has already helped countless women to focus on what they love and take their skills to the next level,” said Charlie Sirc, Product Manager, Game Ecosystems – CS:GO at ESL FACEIT Group. “From individual women significantly improving their gameplay to some major esports organizations investing in an all-women’s roster – 2022 has already seen more success stories than we could have imagined. And we look forward to leveling up the circuit even further in 2023 and beyond.

ESL Impact was launched in the beginning of 2022 and is one of the initiatives of ESL FACEIT Group’s #GGFORALL program. Following the belief that “it’s not GG [Good Game] until it’s GG for all,” the #GGFORALL initiatives aim to tackle discrimination, foster diversity and inclusion, promote mental wellbeing, and progress environmental sustainability in esports.

Not only does ESL Impact leave a big mark in the esports industry, it has also opened up many opportunities for women (and men) from all backgrounds to get actively involved behind the scenes, thereby making ESL FACEIT Group more diverse and inclusive,” said Claudia Beaton, VP PMO, People & Culture at ESL FACEIT Group. “We can’t wait to see what positive changes other and future #GGFORALL initiatives will bring about.

Head over to the official website for more details about ESL Impact, and make sure to follow the all-women CS:GO circuit on Twitter and Facebook. For more general information, head to or follow ESL FACEIT Group and ESL on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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