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GIRLGAMER Esports Festival Accused of Delays and Poor Conditions

Aditya Singh Rawat
23rd Feb, 2020

Cover And Thumbnail Image Courtesy: GIRLGAMER Esports Festival

The GIRLGAMER Esports Festival 2019 which took place in Dubai concluded yesterday and it was not exactly a great experience for the competing teams. INTZ Female team present at the event took to Twitter complaining about poor gaming conditions, multiple delays, and alleged prioritization of another gaming title over CS:GO.


INTZ via a series of Tweets publicly reported that they had to wake up at 6 AM “to compete in the biggest challenge of the year”, they had to face some delays before eliminating Carnage Esports from the tournament with a ‘2-1’ victory, finally returning to their hotel at 5 in the morning.

They go on to define the first day as “It was 24h in the event under (the) strong sun and testing our resilience.” This was followed by their next match getting scheduled for 10:30 AM, giving the team just over 5 hours to rest.

The team also went on to claim that LoL games were prioritized over CS:GO which might have added to the delay. INTZ female went ahead and requested that their match be rescheduled to 02:00 PM as they were “challenging our health and careers.”

The organizers took notice of their request and rescheduled the match to 14:30 in the afternoon, but this in no way can turn a blind eye towards the poor conditions under which the players had to compete.


We reached out to GIRLGAMERS Esports Festival via Facebook and they gave us the following statement on the whole matter,

“Yes, we had some (not a lot) of technical issues that prevented the tournament to run as smoothly as we wanted it to and as a consequence delayed the start of the games.

As for the prioritization of one tournament over the other, that is a complete lie. Due to the technical problems we had to push some games off-stream. A decision was made to have the loser bracket of LoL along with the CSGO Losers bracket and losers bracket final off-stream.”


Assassins were crowned as the winners of GIRLGAMER Esports Festival 2019, winning $20,000 in prize money while defeating strong competitors like Dignitas Female and INTZ Female.

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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.