Riot Games, a producer of console products, has unveiled its two latest esports competitions in Brazil that are only open to female squads.
The Ignis Cup will include female League of Legends opponents beginning in October. Teams from the Wild Edge can play in the Wild Loop: World Beaters during this time. The total reward fund for both tournaments will be R$110,000 (£18,735).
Santander Fund and Heineken 0.0, a non-alcoholic fermented beverage firm, will support the Ignis Cup. Additionally, both companies support the Brazilian League of Legends Tournament (CBLOL). Contrary to popular belief, Coca-Cola and Motorola are the only major authorized partners for Wild Circuit: Trailblazers.
Carlos Antunes, Director of Gaming at Riot Games Brazil, said, “These additional competitions are core of their aim to introduce competitions and forms to boost the female sector.” With all these measures, we aim to open the door for a campaign that includes women that wish to compete in video games on the athletic aspect of the industry. “
The Gamers Club, a Latin American gaming service controlled by Immortals, will manage the preliminaries for both competitions. The playoffs will be live streamed from Riot Games’ Sao Paulo headquarters.
As a result of the collaboration between Gamers Club and Twitch, tournament qualifications will be streamed on the feed of the company on Twitch. However, a few of the two Wild Circuit: World Beaters arenas will only be accessible via Ravena Dutra’s Twitch feed, another of Riot’s authorized Wild Rift commentators.
This new development means women have to be involved more in esports. Women’s inclusion has been fought for over the years, with many of the opinions that women have been sidelined for far too long. This can be noted in the amount of traffic male esports games generate compared to that of women. Women’s activeness is now being worked on, as seen in the move by the management of Riot Games.
Following qualifying rounds, Riot Games’ CBLOL and Wild Cruise Brazil relevant agencies will broadcast the Ignis Cup and Wild Circuit finals, correspondingly.
The Gaming Society has also proactively organized programs encouraging inclusiveness in esports. Riot Games has already been actively nurturing the female competitive gaming community with the Trailblazers concept since 2021 in VALORANT. Its sibling firm, MIBR, another Immortals Gaming Group asset, is participating in initiatives to increase the representation of females in the profession, such as the WIBR network.
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