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How big is the DGL this year?

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The Do Gaming League is the biggest thing in local eSports. Other players are coming onto the local scene, but the DGL has the most experience and prestige in the country. Entries for the summer leg are closed, so how many people are hoping to be the next eSport professionals?

First up, the good news. Counter Strike: Global Offensive has more than doubled in entires. With 128 total teams, that’s far surpassing the 44 last year, making this a year for CS:GO. Thanks to these numbers, the total number of players in the league has grown.

Strangely, though, most of the other games are showing a decrease in registrations, this despite the DGL limiting the number of titles available for competition. It seems that most of the players whose games have disappeared have opted for CS:GO, COD or BF4, while those who played the other games last year haven’t all opted to return for more eSports action.

Here are the numbers of teams per game this year with last year’s summer leg entries in brackets.

Of course we need to take this moment to rather dickishly point out that our console tournament for COD:AW is bigger than the DGL, mainly because this is something Gavin and the team are really proud of. No, we don’t really think we’re bigger than the DGL.

It’s still an impressive set of registrations for the league, even if it isn’t record shattering like in previous years. It’s interesting to see how the players have been redistributed across a variety of new games, including some that you actually have to pay for. Best of luck to everyone competing and I’m excited to see how the championships and tournaments progress.

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Last Updated: January 29, 2015


  1. RinceThis

    January 29, 2015 at 15:38

    BWAHAHAHAH! Cough.


  2. HairyEwok

    January 29, 2015 at 15:39

    AW wasn’t available for DGL last year, Ghosts were though so I would say that CoD without any number or name behind it would be best.
    I think everybody is going CS:GO at the moment because it’s the most stable game out there to comp with and low requirements to run it. Also I think because of bravado making it big with CS people want to try it out too.


    • Aries

      January 29, 2015 at 16:01

      and the international stage for the game is massive these days


  3. Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

    January 29, 2015 at 15:43

    I’m more excited over the lagz tourny


    • Tosh MA

      January 29, 2015 at 15:44

      • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

        January 29, 2015 at 15:50



      • HairyEwok

        January 29, 2015 at 15:52

        If anything at all, she looks more depressed than impressed that it’s batman.


        • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

          January 30, 2015 at 09:04

          It’s cause she knows his secret identy. He is really Christian Bale.

          That guy is a wanker.


  4. Ghost In The Rift

    January 29, 2015 at 15:44

    Well at least PC gaming picked up from last year.


  5. Robert Hart

    January 29, 2015 at 15:51

    Our DGL PC COD AW league is bigger than your PS4 AW Comp 😛 (ha!)


  6. Aries

    January 29, 2015 at 16:00

    My first time in DGL,teams looking good, seems alot of the big teams for BF4 entered mainly the 5v5, which is good


  7. F34R_CS1977

    February 2, 2015 at 10:49

    Sorry, but your Xbox Ghosts numbers are off, there were only 32 teams registered for the summer leg 2014 and this year 29 teams signed up on a new console so those numbers cant really be compared however 29 is much closer to the original 32 from last year. There are however 32 active squads on xbox one right now and I forsee more growth as time goes by and folks are able to migrate to the next gen console during the year.


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