Team MAJKL wins first all-women Valorant Ignition Series FTW SUMMER SHOWDOWN

Team MAJKL wins the first all-women Valorant tournament. The NA team won the tournament to take home $25,000 Nerd Street Gamers and Comcast’s Spectator Gaming along with Riot games held a $50,000, three day, 12 all FEMALE team S Sponsors included G Fuel and T1. It marked the most high-profile outing for women in the “Valorant” esports yet. Valorant has exploded in the esports scene with multiple third-party tournaments across multiple regions.

Team MAJKL and GX3 dominated the group stage, both going undefeated against the other teams. While going undefeated is still impressive, the round count between GX3 and MAJKL foreshadows the eventual final match-up. GX3 went 67-40 across five matches, while Team MAJKL went an astonishing 65-8 against the teams in their group.

Breaking this stereotype Team MAJKL dominated the tournament and did not even drop a single map.

Team MAJKL and GX3 dominated the group stage, both going undefeated against the other teams. While going undefeated is still impressive, the round count between GX3 and MAJKL foreshadows the eventual final match-up. GX3 went 67-40 across five matches, while Team MAJKL went an astonishing 65-8 against the teams in their group.

Which also shows that there are females in high Elo regardless of what some might believe. These women absolutely crushed the entire competition at this tournament. It makes you think what all-women Valorant teams like MAJKL could do at a larger sponsored event.

Esports has always faced criticism over being male-dominant, which has developed into a stigma that esports is for males only. In 2019 women made up only 30% of the esports audience. However, when it comes to playing video games, it may be surprising that 57% of women between the ages of 18-29 play video games, while the percentage of men playing electronic sports is 77%. But the fact that esports are taken up by 95% of men and only 5% of women is what is not understood.

Team MAJKL’s Annie Dro took to Twitter after their win to say a thing or two about their performance. She feels that orgs need to get over male roster or female roster and look at player skills and team skills instead.