Telkom DGC prize pools grow even larger

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What’s big, round, and just around the corner? No, not that favourite hooker of yours. I’m talking about rAge of course! The expo kicks off this weekend at The Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate, bringing together all sorts of new tech, games, as well as the top eSports talent from around the country. The Do Gaming Championship already had some impressive prize pools. They’ve just grown larger.

Alienware will not only be sponsoring PC’s (the X51) for the duration of the weekend, but they will also be giving them away to the winners of the qualifying titles. Just one of those units is worth R17 999, so that’s quite something! Their generous sponsor gets added to the prize pool for the following titles along with sponsors such as Razor CoolerMaster, and Telkom themselves (via Telkom Gaming):

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

CSGO

First Place:
– 5x Kraken Pro gaming headsets
– 5x Razer Naga mice
– 5x Razer BlackWidow Ultimate keyboards
– 5x Razer Goliathus medium mousepads
– 5x Alienware X51 PC’s
– R5,000 in cash sponsored by Telkom

Second Place:
– 5x Kraken Pro gaming headsets
– 5x Razer Naga mice
– R3,000 in cash sponsored by Telkom

Third Place:
– 5x Razer Naga mice
– R2,000 in cash sponsored by Telkom

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League of Legends

LoL

First Place:
– 5x Kraken Pro gaming headsets
– 5x Razer Naga mice
– 5x Razer BlackWidow Ultimate keyboards
– 5x Razer Goliathus medium mousepads
– 5x Alienware X51 PC’s
– R5,000 in cash sponsored by Telkom

Second Place:
– 5x Kraken Pro gaming headsets
– 5x Razer Naga mice
– R3,000 in cash sponsored by Telkom

Third Place:
– 5x Razer Naga mice
– R2,000 in cash sponsored by Telkom

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC)

CoD

First Place:
– 5x CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid-I Keyboards
– 5x CoolerMaster Sirus C headsets
– 5x CoolerMaster Mizar mic
– 5x Alienware X51 PC’s
– R23,000 in cash sponsored by CoolerMaster and Megarom

Second Place:
– 5x CoolerMaster Sirus C headsets
– 5x CoolerMaster Mizar mice
– R13,000 in cash sponsored by CoolerMaster and Megarom

Third Place:
– 5x CoolerMaster Sirus C headsets
– R5,000 in cash sponsored by CoolerMaster and Megarom

Dota 2

Dota 2

Also on board for this year’s championship is Nvidia, who have come on board to sponsor Dota 2 – the biggest game in the DGL this year. The prize pool WAS R160 000. Thanks to the new contribution from Nvidia, as well as an increase in contribution from other sponsors ASUS, SteelSeries and Telkom, that prize pool now sits at a pretty R270 000. That is simply phenomenal! Here’s the breakdown (via Telkom Gaming):

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First Place:

– 5x Maximus VI Formula motherboards
– 5X NVidia GTX 770 graphics cards
– 5x Intel Core i7 processors
– R70,000 in cash
– Includes SteelSeries peripherals to be announced

Second Place:

– 5x NVidia GTX 770 graphics cards
– R30,000 in cash
– Includes SteelSeries peripherals to be announced

Third Place:

– 5x Z87 Sabertooth motherboards
– R15,000 in cash
– Includes SteelSeries peripherals to be announced

Fourth Place:

– R5,000

Fifth and Sixth:

– R1,000 per team

This is quite simply, amazing. If you’re reading this and you’re from one of the companies that have sponsored a prize in some form, as a gamer, I would just like to say thank you! Nothing makes me happier than knowing that eSports in South Africa gaining more traction each year. I look forward to seeing the heated competition at the 2014 DGC.

Please note that the above games are not all that is being played this year. There are loads more with their own respective prize pools.

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Last Updated: October 6, 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

  • CiNiMoD

    Wow…is DotA that much bigger than everything else in SA? I’ve been in the UK for a while now, and the biggest paying events are either LoL or CoD…

    • Sahil Lala

      Because we have local Dota 2 servers here. And a lot of the community that plays the games played Dota 1 back in the old days before LoL even existed.

  • Guild

    Glad to see eSports in SA is growing

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