Rix.GG, a new UK esports organisation, announces the sponsorship of a partnered VALORANT tournament with British Esports Association’s Women in Esports, “The Huntress Trials”.
The Huntress Trials tournament will take place on the 30th through the 31st January 2021 from 12:00 PM GMT to 10:00 PM GMT on both days.
The purpose of this partnership tournament is to promote inclusivity and diversity within the esports industry. The Huntress Trials is an invite-only tournament created specifically for openly femme-identifying or marginalized genders; including but not limited to biological female, transgender women, openly femme-identifying, femme-presenting, or femme adjacent non-binary. Efforts have been made to include femme-identifying or gender marginalized individuals within every stage of the event behind the scenes and in the public eye.
The competition will feature up to 8 teams in total from across the UK, Nordics, and South Africa in a Bo1 Round Robin. Each team will play every other team once. A point will be awarded to the winner of each match. At the end of 7 rounds of competition, the team with the top score will win first place. Any ties will be settled in a Bo1 tie-breaker.
The results from this organized competition will be used in seeding for a full tournament to be announced at a later date.
The Rix.GG sponsored prize pool is £2000.00 GBP total, where the winners of the event will receive £1000.00 GBP, 2nd place £750.00 GBP and 3rd place will be awarded £250.00 GBP.
First Prize: £1000.00 GBP
Second Prize: £750.00 GBP
Third Prize: £250.00 GBP
Date: 30 January 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
Date: 31 January 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
Main Broadcast: BritishEsports
We’ll see you there, good luck to all the teams entering the first-ever partnership tournament!
Jorden Dakin-White, Head of PR and Content, said: “We [Rix.GG] are deeply committed to growing the grassroots esports scene here in the UK, which is why we are so excited to announce this tournament partnership with Women in Esports! We hope this event is the first stepping stone to make esports more diverse, inclusive, and friendly in the UK and EU.”
Morgan Ashurst, Marketing Manager at British Esports adds: “Since launching the Women in Esports initiative in November 2019 it has been one of our main aims to play a part in increasing female participation in esports. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rix.GG to host The Huntress Trials, to not only provide opportunities to females within the industry but to showcase talent!”