South African Dota 2 "Do Gaming League" sees 116 team sign ups; biggest Dota 2 tournament to date | PCGamesN

Strap in: the 2014 Steam Holiday Sale has officially launched; here's all the best offers

Natural Selection 2 gets a Christmas update with the help of the community

Star Citizen asks us all to daydream about space with a trailer of all its best bits

Dota 2

South African Dota 2 "Do Gaming League" sees 116 team sign ups; biggest Dota 2 tournament to date

Registrations for a South African Dota 2 league closed as 116 teams signed to compete. The “Do Gaming League” otherwise known as the DGL has become, by player entries, the biggest Dota 2 tournament to date, almost doubling the size of the most popular tournaments from around the world.

Entries opened in November for this gargantuan tournament, and closed on Sunday. The Summer Leg starts in just a weeks time on January 29th, where teams will battle it out until March 25th. It all kicks off again with the Winter Leg later in the year, culminating in the Championship to decide the winner. Last year the tournament gave away over 500,000 Rand in prizes, which equates to a respectable £35,000/$55,000.
DGL are no strangers to the tournament scene, running regular tournaments for some of the biggest e-sport games such as League of Legends Counter-Strike, Starcraft 2 and more. Now Dota 2 graces the ranks for a second time after smashing the expectations of the tournaments hosts. All eyes are on last years champions “Bravado Gaming” to see if they can retain their title, which should prove much more difficult with the abundance of talent this year.
South African players are currently plagued with poor ping due to the distance between them and the European servers. The average player will run up close to 150-200ms in ping, which can mean life or death during twitch based play. Although everyone will be at the same disadvantage, maybe this is the interest Valve needs to commit its resources into a South African server. 

Login or Register

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
NewBee wins the 2014 Dota 2 International

Dota 2

NewBee wins the 2014 Dota 2 International

The best Dota 2 Heroes for beginners

The best Dota 2 Heroes for beginners

Dota 2's Frostivus may be canceled, but that's not stopped Valve shipping patch 6.83: Shifting Snows

Dota 2's Frostivus may be canceled, but that's not stopped Valve shipping patch 6.83: Shifting Snows

Red Bull's Seattle Dota LAN is cooking up a randomised team tournament with over 100 players

Red Bull's Seattle Dota LAN is cooking up a randomised team tournament with over 100 players

Dota 2's Frostivus event is cancelled, again; team to instead work on engine update

Dota 2's Frostivus event is cancelled, again; team to instead work on engine update

YouPorn eSports team revealed: Play2Win become Team YP

YouPorn eSports team revealed: Play2Win become Team YP

Dota 2 International main event: Day Two

Dota 2

Dota 2 International main event: Day Two

Fnatic part ways with their Dota 2 team; on the search for a new roster

Fnatic part ways with their Dota 2 team; on the search for a new roster

Dota 2 Nemesis Assassin event paints targets on hero heads

Dota 2 Nemesis Assassin event paints targets on hero heads

Gin and jungling: Snoop Dogg supports fan petition for Dota 2 announcer pack

Gin and jungling: Snoop Dogg supports fan petition for Dota 2 announcer pack

Valve pulls back the curtain on Dota 2's impending update, Foreseer's Contract

Valve pulls back the curtain on Dota 2's impending update, Foreseer's Contract

The Foreseer's Contract Dota 2 update sets the stage for a new hero: the Oracle

The Foreseer's Contract Dota 2 update sets the stage for a new hero: the Oracle

Dota 2 International main event: Day One

Dota 2

Dota 2 International main event: Day One

Watch the Dota 2 Starladder Season X finals kick off right now; winner takes home over $100,000

Watch the Dota 2 Starladder Season X finals kick off right now; winner takes home over $100,000

Dota 2 players outnumbered all 99 other games on Steam's most-played list put together today

Dota 2 players outnumbered all 99 other games on Steam's most-played list put together today

Dota 2 team Arrow Gaming disqualified from The Summit 2 over match-fixing allegations

Dota 2 team Arrow Gaming disqualified from The Summit 2 over match-fixing allegations

Beyond the Summit announce The Summit 2: $100,000 global Dota 2 tournament

Beyond the Summit announce The Summit 2: $100,000 global Dota 2 tournament

Roshan moves house (ever so slightly) in Dota 2's Rekindling Soul update

Roshan moves house (ever so slightly) in Dota 2's Rekindling Soul update

What to expect from the Dota 2 International main event

Dota 2

What to expect from the Dota 2 International main event

ESPN president says eSports is

ESPN president says eSports is "not a sport": "Mostly, I'm interested in doing real sports"

Dota 2 to receive long awaited Techies update next week; we're all doomed

Dota 2 to receive long awaited Techies update next week; we're all doomed

It's not all doom and gloom: EG.Fear returns to Dota 2

It's not all doom and gloom: EG.Fear returns to Dota 2

System Shock 2's SHODAN voice actress on board for Dota 2 announcer pack

System Shock 2's SHODAN voice actress on board for Dota 2 announcer pack

Na'Vi Dota 2 squad has

Na'Vi Dota 2 squad has "lost its leader": Puppey moves on with "no regrets"