It seems that the female Australasian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community will be treated to an overseas opportunity to finish off the year. Lenovo has recently announced an event called Legion of Valkyries 2019, which will be held in Thailand on the 13th of December this year.
Legion of Valkyries will play host to a $2,000 USD online tournament, with the champion going through to Thailand to compete for a $10,000 USD prize pool. It has been made clear that flights and accommodations is also paid for by Lenovo.
Tournament details state that the online qualifying stage will be set up as a single elimination bracket, with all matches being best of one up until the grand final, which will be a best of three. With that being said, if three teams only turn up during the qualifying stage; it will be set to a round robin format.
Online Qualifier Details:
Online Prize Pool Breakdown:
Currently there are five eligible teams signed up to the online qualifier, with a wide variety of familiar faces. With Carnage being the dominant female team in this region for quite sometime now, it is expected that they will come out on top. Although with that being said, sources have stated that they may be unable to attend the event due to commitments, which opens up an avenue for the other teams to get a taste at an international event.
LOV Finals Prize Pool Breakdown:
Note: Champions of the event will also walk away with five Lenovo LEGION gaming laptops.
Those that qualify for the event will face up against teams from South East Asia, North Asia and Central Asia; with the event being held at the Pantip Pratunam Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand.
Although the qualifying stage has a very cut throat format, this is a massive opportunity for female teams around the region to get a taste of international competition and gain experience in an offline environment.
More information is yet to be released in regards to the bracket, but it has been made clear on the event page that it will be announced on the day of the online qualifier; November 8th.
Good luck to all teams competing this weekend.