Everything you need to know ahead of the ESL Impact Dallas Finals

ESL Impact returns to Texas, USA, with the League Season 3 Finals, taking place live at DreamHack Dallas.
The eight best all-women CS:GO teams in the world will face off from June 2 – 4, battling it out for a $123,000 prize pool and the title of ESL Impact Season 3 Champions.
Reigning ESL Impact Champions Nigma Galaxy return to defend the crown.
ESL Impact will be streamed live from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, on June 2 – 4 on the ESL Twitch and Youtube channels and via dedicated broadcast partners.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, New York/Cologne/Dallas ESL Impact returns to DreamHack Dallas! From June 2 – 4, the season finals of the all-women’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) circuit, ESL Impact, sees the top teams from several regions compete for a share of the $123,000 total prize pool and the coveted title. The eight squads will face off in front of their fans at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, USA. Reigning ESL Impact Champions Nigma Galaxy, who have won all ESL Impact titles so far, will also be returning to defend their title.

Here is all you need to know about the ESL Impact Dallas Finals:

As part of ESL’s long-term ambition to create a world where everybody can be somebody, ESL Impact is a competitive ecosystem around CS:GO, one of the most popular esports titles worldwide. The circuit aims to increase awareness, provide new opportunities, and improve the representation for women across the board, from players on stage and broadcast talent on the desk, to staff and crew behind the scenes. 

The initiative is a part of ESL FACEIT Group’s #GGFORALL program, following the belief that “it’s not GG [Good Game], until it’s GG for all” and focusing on pushing the boundaries to ultimately make gaming and esports an inclusive, respectful and all-empowering space. The program includes several initiatives to decrease the company’s environmental impact and establish an inclusive gaming community free of discrimination, verbal abuse, and bullying, with more to be presented over the coming years.

The 2023 program of ESL Impact features one live stand-alone event and two League Seasons with live Season Finals. ESL Impact Season 3 took place online on March 8 – April 16, and the top eight teams from Europe, North America, South America, and Asia qualified for the Global Finals taking place live at the three-day, immersive gaming-lifestyle festival DreamHack Dallas on June 2 – 4. Up for grabs are the $123,000 prize pool and the title of ESL Impact Season 3 Champions.

Schedule and Format

Group Stage (June 2 – 3):

  • Two double-elimination format groups, with four teams each. The Opening & Winners’ matches are best-of-one, and the Elimination & Decider matches are best-of-three.
  • The top two teams from each group advance to the Playoffs.

Playoffs (June 4):

  • Single-Elimination bracket, with all matches being best-of-three.

Teams attending:

Black DragonsB4 Esports HSG
Nigma GalaxyNAVI Javelins9Pandas Fearless 
ex-CLG REDShimmer

Commentators and Analysts

  • Host:
    • Frankie “Frankie” Ward
  • Sideline Reporter
    • Anastasija “Heccu” Tolmačeva
  • Commentators
    • Tom Pickering
    • Samantha Naori “Naorimizuki” Timms
    • Lucy “LucyLuce” Eastwood
    • Brandon “BDog” Rawlings
  • Analysts
    • Hege “Hedje” Botnen
    • Sudhen “Bleh” Wahengbam
    • Swayd “Hiyanoot” Barkhuizen

Prize Money:

5th-6th $7,000
7th – 8th$4,000

The DreamHack Dallas Experience

The ESL Impact Dallas Finals will make its return to DreamHack Dallas, which offers everything gaming under one roof alongside much more to explore, including:

  • Cosplay Championship
  • Fighting Game Tournaments
  • Tabletop Gaming
  • Indie Games
  • Live Music concerts
  • The famous Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party 
  • And much more

With the Playoffs of the Intel® Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 competition hosted at DreamHack Dallas as well, fans can expect an unforgettable experience.

Broadcast details:

ESL Impact will be streamed live from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, on June 2 – 4 on the ESL Twitch and Youtube channels and via dedicated broadcast partners.

Assets for the ESL Impact Dallas Finals can be found in the press kit which is available here.

For more information about the all-women CS:GO ecosystem, please visit the official ESL Impact website, and follow ESL Impact on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Information on DreamHack Dallas and how to attend can be found at dreamhack.com/dallas.


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