UK-based not-for-profit organisation Women in Games has released details of its upcoming esports tournament – the Valorant Community Cup. This invitational for women players takes place on the 11th and the 12th of September, and will showcase eight European esports teams.
Teams invited to participate include Chat Banned, fReya, Lux Nova, Project X, Rix.GG Lightning, Tenstar Nova and The Goose House Nova. The tournament will be administered and broadcast by tournament organiser Monkey Bubble, a new Women in Games Corporate Ambassador.
The broadcast will take place on Sunday the 12th of September from 12pm BST on YouTube, featuring international casting talents.
The esports tournament takes place within the Women in Games Festival which runs from the 6th to the 18th of September and also includes Games Jam, the Women in Games Conference, the Women in Games Awards and a host of Satellite Events hosted by community and associated organisations.
Women in Games will also reveal new research on toxicity at its upcoming conference, following discussion around harassment in the industry.
Elsewhere in women in esports news today, esports platform Challengermode announced its partnership with the Super Girl Gamer Series to host tournaments across a range of esports. This forms part of Challengermode’s initiative to support more female-led esports initiatives to its grassroots esports platform.
The Super Girl Gamer Series joins other female-focused esports organisations using Challengermode, such as Girls’ House, a girls focused space for players interested in participating in women’s-only Valorant events, and The Goose House which has received funding from Challengermode and Opera GX’s grassroots esports fund for its Birds of Prey: Episode One tournament’s prize pool.