Which teams will make it to DreamHack Dallas?

ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) has revealed the details for ESL Impact League Season 5! ESL Impact is a Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) circuit that champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the CS2 esports scene. It provides opportunities for women teams, broadcast talent and support staff. Read on for the ESL Impact League Season 5 schedule, teams, prize pools, and more.

The ESL Impact League Season 5 schedule (Image via EFG)
The ESL Impact League Season 5 schedule (Image via EFG)

ESL Impact League Season 5 schedule

ESL Impact League Season 5 will happen from March 6 to April 20 and highlight the all-women CS2 circuit. The season will feature the top 28 teams in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. At stake will be spots in the ESL Impact Season 5 Global Finals happening at DreamHack Dallas between May 31 and June 2. Below is the full Season 5 schedule for the different regions.

Region and Event
Group Stage Format
Global Finals Spot
North America (Group Stage)Single round-robin and best-of-three matches Winner and runner-up
South America (Group Stage)Single round-robin and best-of-three matches Winner only
Europe (Group Stage)Single round-robin and best-of-three matches 1st place in each group plus winners of the decider matches
Asia (Wildcard Online Qualifier from March 9 to March 11)Single bracket and best-of-three competitionWinner only

ESL Impact itself is an initiative that launched at the start of 2022 as part of EFG's #GGFORALL program. Claudia Beaton, EFG's vice president of people and culture, revealed in an interview with esports.gg that the key pillars of this program include universal participation, fair play and anti-toxicity, mental health and wellbeing, plus environmental impact and sustainability.

Additionally, according to EFG's announcement about ESL Impact League Season 5, the initiative aims to provide teams, talent, players, fans, and so on with an ecosystem for women and by women. This champions an inclusive community for an underrepresented demographic.

ESL Impact League Season 5 teams

Team Name
North AmericaFlyQuest RED
Limitless Angels
Team Karma
cleanup crew
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WG Bandits
Europe1win Gang
Fearless Cheetahs
GamerLegion Prism
NAVI Javelins
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Team Pigeons
ENCE Athena
Guild Esports
Team Spirit Female
South AmericaAtrix Esports
Fluxo Demons
KG Network
w7m Esports

Prize pools and where to watch

While the total prize pool per league season will be $27,000, the finals prize pool will be $123,000. Meanwhile, fans and supporters will be able to catch all of the CS2 esports action on Twitch and YouTube.

As for the ESL Impact Season 5 Global Finals, that event will happen live at DreamHack Dallas from May 31 to June 2 and be open to those with a festival badge. Those who plan on watching the event from home will be able to check out the livestream on Twitch and YouTube and well.

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