Competitive eSports can feel like a male-dominated industry, but the GIRLGAMER eSports Festival is working to make the scene more universal and inclusive. Since its debut in 2017, the festival has maintained an emphasis on celebrating, supporting and pushing for women's inclusion in eSports and competitive gaming. The GIRLGAMER eSports Festival currently includes an esports business conference as well as several competitions in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends.
The upcoming second iteration of the GIRLGAMER eSports Festival will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, and is organized by GrowuP eSports in partnership with The Rainbow, Kaisun Energy Group, Evoloop, and Metta Sport. The festival will also be sponsored by Sephora, marking the first time the cosmetic retailer has participated in esports.