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Ready, steady, go for Telkom Digital Gaming League

rage2016.jpgSouth Africa's biggest, fastest, most lucrative gaming league starts in Cape Town later this month when the Telkom Digital Gaming League (DGL) comes to town.

 

The city is hosting the rAge Expo from 18 to 20 March, and this is where the first event in the Telkom DGL Masters series will be taking place.

Eight teams will be competing, each representing one of the eight Masters Multi-Gaming Organisations (MGOs). For 2016, the MGOs competing at Masters level are:

 

·         Aperture Gaming

·         Bravado Gaming

·         CarboN eSports

·         Damage Control

·         Flipsid3

·         Veneration E-Sports

·         White Rabbit Gaming

·         Xperts@Total.Chaos       

                               

The game they will be playing is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and the prize pool consists of R100,000.

And of course they'll be using Telkom's technology.

 

Uninterrupted gaming experience

"Reliable high-speed connectivity ensures an uninterrupted gaming experience that is ultimately more enjoyable for the gamer," says Enzo Scarcella, our chief marketing officer. "With Telkom at the pinnacle of gaming performance, we are pleased to be part of growing the industry as well as contribute to professionalising the sport."

 

The tournament in Cape Town will set the tone for the 2016 gaming season. The Masters main event is due to take place at rAge Expo, Johannesburg in October, with a prize pool of R1 million.

 

All games will be streamed live on: http://www.twitch.tv/dgl_live

 

At the top of their game

The Masters programme will become the pinnacle of eSports in South Africa where the MGOs will compete for the largest prize pool in South African eSports history.

 

"We have been involved in gaming for more than 10 years and the decision to back eSports in South Africa from both a financial and technological perspective is because we see the natural potential for the growth of this as a sport," Enzo says.

Around 6 000 gamers take part in the DGL. Locally, the gaming industry is estimated at over R2 billion, making it a larger sector than both movies and music.

 

"With our superior technology and love of eSports we will continue to grow the gaming community and develop local talent," says Enzo. "The developments in our technology prove our commitment to this."

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