Super Girl Gamer Pro Is an All-Women, Multi-Game eSports Series

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Women make up about half of all gaming fans and players, yet very few appear in professional esports tournaments. Super Girl Gamer Pro, which began in 2017, aims to provide a safe and encouraging environment for women esports players, and empower women to play a larger role in a traditionally male-dominated space.

Super Girl Gamer Pro is returning in 2020 for its fourth year. Due to the global pandemic, the tournament and qualifying matches will be held entirely online, beginning July 10 and running for nine weeks. The championship will be held October 3-4 at the Super Girl Pro Festival in San Diego, CA, though I wouldn’t hold my breath about any physical gatherings happening this year.

Open tournaments will be held for League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Players will earn points each week for the final championship, which includes cash prizes and products. Registration is free.

“As part of our mission to provide opportunities for women in male-dominated industries, we are excited to expand the Super Girl Gamer Pro to include an online qualifying series,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment and producer of the Super Girl Series. “This is an exceptionally important initiative given the lack of opportunity and general toxicity towards women in gaming. The Super Girl Gamer Pro’s empowerment platform is the perfect vehicle to help propel this movement towards equality and inclusion.”

The Super Girl Gamer Pro 2020 series begins July 10. Fans can watch the entire series via the official twitch channel.

The TikTok Cup Is a New Multi-game Collegiate Esports Tournament

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Collegiate esports league Collegiate StarLeague have partnered with mobile video-sharing platform TikTok to form The TikTok Cup. The TikTok Cup is a team and school-based esports tournament starting on May 9, featuring four games and $60,000 in cash prizes.

The TikTok Cup games include four of the biggest competitive multiplayer games: Fortnite, League of Legends, Rocket League, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The event will take place over eight tournaments, two for each game, with the initial qualifying matches running May 9 – 10 and May 17 – 18.

“Collegiate StarLeague is thrilled to collaborate with the TikTok team to give collegiate gamers the opportunity to create their own content celebrating the intersection of esports, gaming, and the joy of creating TikTok videos,” says Wim Stocks, CEO, Collegiate StarLeague. “We’re excited to see what sort of creative videos players come up with – huge thanks to TikTok for this wonderful partnership.”

With a TikTok partnership comes a video-sharing contest. Esports fans are encouraged to upload gaming and esports-related videos via TikTok, tagging the official StarLeague account and the hashtag #TikTokCupContest. Fifty winners will be selected on May 22. Winners will receive a price pack containing gaming gear and merchandise worth around $100. See here for full rules and eligibility.

Final matches for all four games will stream May 11 – 14 and May 18 – 21 on the Collegiate StarLeague twitch channel.