The all-female “Girl Pwr” tournament is back for seconds
Following the success of its first iteration, Gaming Culture announced the second edition of the all-female Girl Pwr Valorant tournament.
AOC is the headlining sponsor for Girl Pwr 2.0, much like they were in the first tournament. Since then, they also hosted the Ultimasters AOC tournament.
The prize pool has been doubled from the first tournament, from 10,000 Brazilian Reais ($1,778.98 USD) to 20,000 Brazilian Reais ($3477.31 USD). The first edition of the tournament took place in November of 2020, with Fire Angels (now INTZ Angels) taking first place. Brazilian caster Letícia Motta, who was the analyst throughout First Strike Brazil and VCT Brazil, will also lend her talent to the second edition of the Girl Pwr tournament.
Registration for the tournament is now open, with the qualifiers taking place on April 7 and 8. The eight best teams will qualify for the main event that will take place from April 15 – April 18. Both the qualifiers and main event will be broadcast on Gaming Culture’s official Twitch channel.
Riot Games also have a hand in the second edition of the Girl Pwr tournament. They have included the tournament as part of their new Valorant Game Changers initiative. Game Changers is Riot’s attempt at creating new opportunities for marginalized genders within Valorant. The community has fully embraced this initiative, with teams like TSM and CLG Red signing their own all-female teams.
Bruno Morari, AOC’s Product & Marketing Director, said the following in a press release:
“We are very proud to support an initiative that enhances the female presence in the gaming scenario. As the TOP 1 in gaming monitors market share, we need to take a position on causes that represent our values,” Morari said. “AOC will continue to manufacture the best products for gamers, as well as promoting support and responsibility through actions that promote equality and female representation in the gaming community.”