In an ongoing effort to create space for competitive women gamers, three gaming companies upped the ante in September, hosting a historic esports tournament.
For The Women (FTW) Showdown — a collaboration between Comcast’s Spectacor Gaming, Nerd Street Gamers and Riot Games — culminated in a three-day, all-women’s virtual esports tournament with a $50,000 prize pot.
The winnings marked the highest amount distributed for an all-women’s tournament featuring the first-person shooter game “Valorant,” which launched in June.
“We want to showcase all the female talent out there to normalize female gamers in hopes to have more co-ed teams and tournaments,” said Meredith Weber, co-founder of FTW.
From Sept. 11 through Sept. 13, six North American teams competed remotely…