The main purpose of this website is to encourage and promote female Counter-Strike competition.
Currently, the focus has been on these areas:
- Ranking: This is to keep track of teams' performances and potentially also help tournament organisers with more accurate (qualifier) seeding for example.
- Results: This is to offer a growing database of map results for anyone to consult.
- Team Stats: This is to provide an overview of each team's win-loss record (both per-match and per-map, as well as both in general and against female opposition).
- Free Agency: This is to help players find new teammates, new teams or coaches in a more centralised way.
- Insights: Reports and insights are shared using the match data collected.
There’s always work being done on new areas, which you can find out more about in the Roadmap.
History of the Ranking
The ranking started as a “mental exercise” back in the summer of 2019, to see whether it was possible to make a logical ranking of female CS teams. It was also a fun way to keep track of what was going on around the scene.
Back then, I’d say there was a sharper divide between high-level teams that competed regularly and teams that would (try to qualify to) play in larger events, such as Intel Challenge, DreamHack Showdown or Copenhagen Games.
I was still testing and tweaking the points logic. Then COVID-19 hit and it impacted the entire calendar for 2020. Every LAN after GirlGamer Dubai was cancelled, but fortunately, new and other online events have taken place. This did force me to re-think the points system to accommodate a wider spectrum of (online) tournaments.
This also coincided with a larger number of female teams signing up for leagues such as ESEA Open and Liga Aberta, which was great to see. It also provided a much bigger data set to test with.
If you’d like to know the details of how the ranking system works, you can find it here.
In the end, the idea behind the ranking isn't to produce it as a goal in itself. Ideally, it's part of an on-going process to encourage more girls and women to compete and keep track of how they're doing.