Registration is now open for an online, female 1v1 Dota 2 Tournament. The hosts of the competition, PinkFae, say the league helps top female gamers break into the professional scene. They also say it’s a useful tool to network with other female gamers and teams.
The format of the Swiss-style tournament will be 1v1 mid. The number of games played will depend on the number of participants. The top 64 players will be seeded into a bracket-style tournament. Whoever wins best of three will advance to the next round. For semi-finals and finals games, it will be best of five. First place will take 50% of the pot ($250 of the base prize), second place will receive 25% of the pot ($125 of the base prize), and third and fourth place will each get 12.5% of the pot ($62.50 of the base prize).
The Swiss-style tournament will start on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm CST. The seeding will be announced by 5:00 pm CST on Sunday April 3, 2016. The bracket tournament starts on Saturday April 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm CST and continues until 10:00 pm CST. It picks back up the next day at 2:00 pm CST and will go until it’s finished. If a lot of people sign up, the tournament could stretch into the next weekend.
To register, you must first subscribe to the PinkFae website, complete the registration form, and pay an entry fee of $5. Registration closes on March 19, 2016. You must be female to play, and transgender female players are encouraged to participate. Amateur, semi-professional, and professional players are welcome. The tournament is open to international players, but the default server will be the US East server.
PinkFae says they will not tolerate any racist, sexist, ageist, transphobic, sizeist, ableist, or homophobic language. Anyone that engages in that behavior will be disqualified.