9 May 2015 Tours, France – As part of an effort to encourage more females to compete professionally and move towards a more diverse eSports scene with equal opportunities, Intel is proud to announce it will sponsor two European female CS:GO teams throughout 2015. Hailing players from the Nordic region, the newly formed female teams from LGB eSports and Team Property have traveled to DreamHack Tours. This is the first time two female CS:GO teams will compete in a non-female-only tournament outside of their own country.
“We don’t just want to be another logo on the shirts, we want to really help both teams kick start their eSports careers,” says Kurt De Buck, EMEA Enthusiast Manager at Intel. “This will help both teams to gain experience and build up their competing skills to be successful.”
LGB Female is a brand new Nordic CS:GO team. The ladies have played together for only a few months prior, making playoffs at Copenhagen Games tournament earlier in the year. At Dreamhack Tours, they made their first public appearance under the LGB name.
Per Lilliefelth, CEO Ninjas in Pyjamas and manager for LGB Female: ”We are happy and proud to join forces with Intel in this venture. Intel has made a name for themselves supporting the eSports scene for a long time. The Intel brand fits well as a partner for the LGB Female since we share the same values about female gamers. I’d like to thank Intel for giving the girls this opportunity.”
Lizette “L.K.S“ Scheich: “To have Intel backing us is truly amazing. We feel honored and humbled by their faith in our team. In LGB Female and with Per Lilliefelth as manager we have finally found the perfect home for us to grow and continue our journey. We are fortunate that we now have superb management and sponsors who really follows through and take excellent care of us. We truly can’t wait to represent them and we hope to make them proud in all we do for a long time to come. We would like to thank our main sponsor Intel, LGB Female and Per for giving us this opportunity.”
The all Swedish female Team Property was established in March 2015. This marks the first time Team Property moved into the female competitive eSports. They are managed by Daniel “kappez” Kauppinen, who brings eight years of eSports experience to the team.
Aron Larsson, CEO Team Property: “We very happy to welcome Intel as our new sponsor for the female CS:GO squad. Intel is a vital pillar in the eSports scene and they have shown they share our ambition and mission to support a world class female team.”
Therese “Szanto” Szanto: “We’re very grateful to have this opportunity. We feel lucky to have the chance to gain the experience to compete at more events, it’s something we’ve not had the opportunity to do before. I have big hopes for the future.”