Guild Esports y Sky Broadband have announced the launch of Rocket League Boost Championship, in which female teams will compete for a share of the £5000 prize money. The initial phase, which hosts open qualifiers starting Aug. 5, is open to female players looking to turn pro. and represents Guild’s and Sky’s commitment to Expanding diversity in eSports. by creating more support and opportunities for women to compete in a safe online space.
Guild and Sky Broadband are committed to ensuring that women and people of marginalized genders have the opportunity to compete regularly in a competition fully staffed and supported by the organization, which helps professionalize e-sports, in the words of the organizers.
The league will be held in a secure online space for womenwith protection procedures in place that include women and non-binary staff in charge of the competition. Four elite European teams will be invited to compete, with four more places available for those who win their place in the Open Qualifiers.
The top four teams will receive a share of the £5,000 prize pool by playing two matches each week, competing for the chance to reach the final and win the grand prize. Each week, Guild will broadcast a recap program, highlighting that week’s highlights and matches.
Making sure we are supporting and encouraging women’s eSports is a big priority for us at Guild. Boost Championship is just one of our many ongoing commitments along with our partner Sky Broadband, to the development of women’s eSports and to making the Sky Guild Gaming Center a safe space for diverse players of all backgrounds.
Jasmine Skee, CEO of Guild Esports
There is still a long way to go to create a level playing field for women in gaming. As part of our mission to improve this, we are driving the Boost Championship, creating a competition that connects female gamers and gives them the opportunity to compete in a safe and respectful environment.
Amber Pine, General Manager, Broadband and Connectivity, Sky Broadband
Guild and Sky Broadband’s commitment to creating more opportunities for women and increasing diversity in eSports remains one of their key priorities. This competition is just one of many initiatives Guild and Sky Broadband are developing to help more women consider gaming as a viable career path. This summer at Sky Guild Gaming Centre, the partnership hosted gaming nights “The Lobby Live” as part of the #NoRoomForAbuse campaign, designed to help foster a safer and more inclusive gaming environment for women and allies.