All you need to know about this year’s Telkom Do Gaming Championship

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DGC taking place at the dome

The year is slowly but surely drawing to an end. With it comes the Do Gaming Championship, a tournament that takes the best teams from their respective game and league, and puts them to the test to determine who really is the best. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s event if you plan on playing or spectating.

Location, Qualification, Games

First off, the DGC will be held at the rAge expo like it has for the past few years. rAge is hosted at the Coca-Cola Dome, and will happen on the weekend of the 10th and 12th of October.

There are various teams who are currently in playoffs to determine if they qualify for the DGC. Closer to the time of the event, each gaming title on the DGL website will have registrations opened for all to enter. Any teams who have qualified during the playoffs will instantly be accepted for the DGC. If all spots are filled by qualified teams, there will be no space for anybody else. However, if a game does not have its registration cap filled, the remaining spots will be filled by the next best entries based on their previous performances in the DGL.

Not sure what to play? Take your pick of these various titles:

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Megarom have also just come on board, and will be sponsoring both Call of Duty: Ghosts tournaments. Any outstanding titles not mentioned above will take place in an online environment, and will be set up at a later date. Number of teams allowed per game may also change closer to the time of the event.

Logistics

If you are sure you are attending, there are some logistics to keep in mind. You will need to bring your own hardware, as the above games will be taking place in a LAN environment (via Telkom Gaming)

Players are requested to be at the event to set up their computers before the competition kicks off on Friday 10 October. The doors will open at 11am on Friday 10 October and only competitors with tickets after 3:30pm will be granted entry. Teams arriving after the doors close will not be allowed to enter without a ticket, per player. One player per team can collect all tickets for that team though to ensure entry for late arrivals. Participants are also requested to have with them the flat-top, three prong plugs (normally with a red casing) so that there are no power-related issues.

Keep in mind that you will also need sign in at the front desk before the event starts. Remember to bring a copy of your ID, as well as the signed form which will be available online soon. If one of your team members does not have some form of identification, then they will not be allowed to compete. Be sure to confirm all of this with your them beforehand.

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Spectating

My biggest criticism of past events is that they don’t really offer much from a spectator point of view. Sure, I can get in and watch, only because I have a press pass. Other general expo attendees may miss out. It is understandable though, as there really is limited space. If you are interested in watching, spectator passes will be issued closer to the time for free of charge, provided that you have a rAge ticket. This will grant you access to the “chill room” where you can see all your favourite teams playing.

Be sure to check out Telkom Gaming if you’d like more information. I look forward to seeing some top notch games being played, especially Dota 2, but I’m biased that way.

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Last Updated: August 28, 2014

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • z1n

    First… oh wait this isn’t jD. I would be keen to go just to LAN but it’s a long drive and I don’t think the logistics work for me. *Laptop in hand* – I’m a pc nomad and I don’t think they would cater for that so well.

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Anyone want to form a Dota team?

    • Weanerdog

      I’ll be support I have an old cheer leading outfit and everything.

    • Brendyn Zachary

      Please, I really want to 🙁

  • CypherGate

    Under the dome you say…

  • Guest

    Why no twitch stream?
    It would allow a lot more people to watch it and it will also give teams much more visibility.
    And I’m sure Telkom would be able to supply the required bandwidth.
    Just a thought, use it, don’t use it.

    • RedRover

      Last year they had twitch streams. I am sure they are working on something this year too.

    • Pieter

      There is very likely a twitch stream – nAvTV is involved and probably deserved a mention in this article

  • I had one long rant after going to rAge 2013 (my 1st ever rAge). It was related to the sorely lacking promotion of eSports and entire idea of having to get “Spectator passes” prior to the event. My big problem, was that the information regarding the passes was lacking and the idea of having to get these before the event actually doesn’t nurture eSports in the sense that if you go to the gaming expo not knowing anything about our eSports scene, you’re going to leave none the wiser. I’d rather the spectator passes be available at the event as well (heck, I’d pay for it if that was a necessary thing).

    But alas, we shall see how they handle it this year considering the Nag Gaming League (Aorus Corsair Dota 2 Clash) will also be culminating at rAge.

  • Skyblue

    No Quake, no interest.

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