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Telkom DGL Masters announced R1 million in prizes

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That’s right. Lazygamer is live from the Telkom DGL Masters launch event where host Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner just announced that the DGL Masters will feature a combined prize pool of R1 million.

Alongside the announcement of this momentous prize pool was the announcement of the eight teams who have accepted the invite to take part in the DGL Masters. The live stream is available on ENCAs YouTube channel.

Our favourite Portuguese journalist, Matthew Figueira, is live on the scene keeping us updated via Twitter.

These eight teams were selected based on their performance throughout the 2015 competitive year, most of whom played in the DGL Premier League for various eSports titles. The eight teams are as follows:

  1. Aperture Gaming
  2. Bravado Gaming
  3. Carbon eSports
  4. Damage Control
  5. In-Finity Gaming
  6. Veneration eSports
  7. White Rabbit Gaming
  8. Xperts@Total.Chaos

The notable absence in the list above is that of Energy eSports who will not be featuring in the Masters Series for 2016. All we know as of now is that Energy eSports are not included in the event, and we have reached out to Energy eSports for a comment. This unfortunately removes one of the most competitive and highly ranked teams in South Africa from what now stands as the biggest event in South African history.

[Ed: Rumours are that Energy eSports refused to sign the contract on offer, which they may regret later, but we will attempt to get an official answer from them as soon as possible]

What does this mean for eSports?

As it now stands DGL are posting a prize pool which rivals a majority of traditional sports in South Africa, from Netball all the way up to Rugby. This means that the bar has been set really high for this year, and players stand to make a fair amount of money of playing computer games.

You’re more than welcome to use that previous comment as as reference when explaining this to your father or mother. On that note, we’ve compiled a little gallery from the event, with more news to follow…


The Crowd and Main Stage


Back Stage Production Area


Host Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner warms up the crowd

You can watch the stream here:

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Last Updated: January 21, 2016

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  1. the ultimate opportunist

    January 21, 2016 at 22:41

    no footage of this online?


  2. The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

    January 22, 2016 at 06:42

    Awesome, yay for eSperts!


  3. Raptor Rants

    January 22, 2016 at 07:00

    Please let it not be taken please let it not be taken…..

    YES!!!!! I can make my joke!



    • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

      January 22, 2016 at 07:04

      Irrelevant, more like $60 000…


      • Raptor Rants

        January 22, 2016 at 07:06



        • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

          January 22, 2016 at 07:08

          Dude, you know how sad that sounds????

          “Here have $60 000”

          [looks at money]
          [thinks $60 000 is not that much]
          [converts back to randelas]
          [falls of chair]


          • Raptor Rants

            January 22, 2016 at 07:09


        • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

          January 22, 2016 at 07:08

          Be glad it is not $77 777


  4. Pieter Kruger

    January 22, 2016 at 07:37

    Telkom should abstain from all sponsorships until their network is fixed! Back to basics boys!????


  5. Guild

    January 22, 2016 at 08:04

    Such awesome news and I enjoyed watching the event. Only random thing was the 2 cosplay girls who briefly appeared when Paul walks off the stage. They looked lost and out of place. I really hope the vision that the DGL takes off. I’d be happy to watch eSports on Supersport but then again I am about to cancel my DSTV subscription thanks to Netflix.


    • HairyEwok

      January 22, 2016 at 08:23

      Ek wil net fliek en chill…. actual words spoken to me by a afrikaans guy the other day.


  6. Spy Master Tokashi

    January 22, 2016 at 08:04

    Is this 2015 or 2016? o_O


  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 22, 2016 at 08:44

    Wow, that’s pretty damn impressive.


  8. Truth-Seeker

    January 22, 2016 at 11:36

    And soon they will be implementing the Quota system, as in all sports in SA.


  9. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    January 24, 2016 at 18:49

    As mentioned in the article, no Energy Esports or Ventus Gaming and a few other teams left out.


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