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The Telkom 2016 Digital Gaming League (DGL) Masters is the first eSports tournament of its kind in South Africa. The league brings together eight of South Africa’s biggest and best multi-gaming organisations to participate in a multi-event tournament that features Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) and Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2).

The 2016 Telkom DGL Masters Dota 2 Tournament takes place over the weekend of 22 – 24 July 2016, and is a qualifying opener that precedes the main Masters tournament event in October.

Up to R100 000 in prizes are up for grabs in the event that is being hosted by Ster-Kinekor, in Sandton, and which kicked off today at 14:00 (2 p.m.). The event will run through to Sunday, where it will end at 19:00 (7 p.m.).

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There will be a total of eight teams, seven matches and three rounds in the Telkom DGL Dota 2 Tournament. 

Round One consists of four qualifying matches. The first two matches take place on Friday 22 July 2016 at 14:00 and again at 19:00. The tournament continues on Saturday 23 July 2016 with two additional matches at 09:00 and 14:00.

Round Two consists of two semi-final matches. The first semi-final takes place on Saturday 23 July 2016 at 19:00, and will feature the first two winning teams from Friday’s qualifying matches. The second semi-final takes place on Sunday 24 July 2016 at 10:00 and will feature the remaining two winning teams from Saturday’s qualifying matches.

Round Three consists of one grand final match. The gran final takes place on Sunday 24 July 2016 at 15:00 and will feature the two winning teams from the semi-final matches in Round Two. The winning team in the Grand Final will walk away with R100 000 in prizes.

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The Telkom DGL Masters Dota 2 tournament is the second ‘live’ event in the Telkom DGL Masters series. It allows professional gaming teams to qualify for October’s Grand Final that will be taking place at the rAge Expo. The final   Telkom DGL Masters tournament features a R1 Million cash prize pool split across Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.

The current DGL Dota 2 Tournament features a R100 000 prize pool. The good news is that this prize has been added to the official DGL Master pool and has been reserved exclusively for this event. In other words, this R100 000 prize does not impact the R1-million prize pool for the main upcoming DGL Masters tournament in October.

The prize pool for the DGL Dota 2 Tournament is as follows:

  • First: R40,000
  • Second: R20,000
  • Third/Fourth: R10,000 each
  • Fifth/Sixth/Seventh/Eighth: R5000 each

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The invite only event will be streamed ‘live’ on Telkom’s Do Gaming YouTube channel (we have embedded the stream above) and will feature the talents of Stage Host, Gareth “Lord.Roshford” Woods, Panel Host, Richard “DeMoNiK” Sjoberg, and Devin “HellbirD” Rigotti and Shaun “Profeci” Murell on the shoutcasting desk.

All seven matches will also feature on Dota2Lounge.

  • Round 1 Match 1 (WB1) Bravado vs Flipsid3 (14:00 22 July)
  • Round 1 Match 2 (WB2) Damage Control vs Carbon (19:00 22 July)
  • Round 1 Match 3 (WB3) Aperture Gaming vs Xperts at Total Chaos (09:00 23 July)
  • Round 1 Match 4 (WB4) White Rabbit Gaming vs Veneration E-Sports (14:00 23 July)
  • Round 2: Semi-Final Match 1 (WB5) Winner of WB 1 & 2 (19:00 23 July)
  • Round 2: Semi-Final Match 2 (WB6) Winner of WB 3 & 4 (10:00 24th July)
  • Round 3: Final (WB7) Winner of WB 5 & 6 (15:00 – 24 July)

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