Local esports is getting ever more popular and next month Tech Girl, Mettlestate and Evetech will host The Valkyrie Challenge which boasts a R50 000 prize.

The event is the first of its kind in South Africa in that it will showcase two of South Africa’s top all-girl Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams battling it out.

The teams in question are Amaryllis Gaming and Energy Esports.

“Esports is seeing six-figure sums being thrown around for prize pools but we don’t see enough women in those competing line ups,” editor of Tech Girl Sam Wright said in a statement.

“Esports is a place where men and women can compete as equals and, as nearly half the gaming audience is female, it is important to kill past stigmas and get more of these incredibly talented ladies showcasing their skills and participating in competitions,” she added.

The competition will take place on 5th August at Evetech’s studio and entrance to the event is free. The catch is that you will have to book tickets in order to attend.

Tickets will be available from Wednesday 19th July and you’ll be able to find more details about how to book on the Tech Girl (Twitter, Facebook), Mettlestate (Twitter, Facebook) and Evetech (Twitter, Facebook) social channels from that date.

The competition will also serve as a way for showcase female talent in SA’s esports scene with the entire analyst panel being comprised of women.

Good luck to the teams and a tip of the hat to the organisers for showcasing our local female CS:GO teams.