Golden ticket
The culmination of the Do Gaming League’s (DGL) calendar is upon us. During rAge, the Do Gaming Championships (DGC) will take place, and you can be a part of the experience. In fact, you can win some Dota 2 spectating tickets and get awesome branded items!

Last week, Darryn told you about all the great prizes up for grabs from the DGL. But not all of us are pro enough to actually compete and stand a change of winning anything. However, just as we can’t all play rugby but everyone can watch and have opinions, we can all spectate. In fact, if you spectate Dota 2 in your Dota TV client, you can even win some cool items branded from the event.

Now, Valve has started charging money to spectate matches through Dota TV. However, we are giving away twenty tickets! How does this work? Just leave a comment below (locals only!), and hope that likes you. Winners will be announced at the end of the week.ย But we can’t all be winners, either. Also, there are plenty of other matches in the DGC. So, how can you watch? Well, for those of you at home, you can tune in to the DGL twitch channel.

However, for those of you who will actually be at rAge, you can also keep up with the action. Those taking part in the NAG LAN will have two spectating options: there will be a big screen projector upstairs in the LAN area for players to check out what’s going on; additionally, NAG LAN ticket holders will be allowed in the VIP area, specifically the spectator area downstairs. For those without a NAG LAN ticket, you will need to get a Spectator Pass.

The DGL will be using an online booking form to give out Spectator Passes – you will need to book for a day and time, and relinquish your ticket to another prospective spectator when you leave (if you are not returning). At the time of writing, I do not have the link for the online form – I will keep you updated as soon as I have more details. For more details on spectating in person, be sure to read the official post from the DGL.

So, leave your comment below to win a DGC Dota 2 ticket and join in the experience! Are you excited for the DGC – is this the highlight of the South African eSports scene for you?

Last Updated: September 23, 2013

was reviewed on PC


  1. Gerhard Davids

    September 23, 2013 at 13:40

    This is a really wicked initiative.
    Looks like a lot of thought is going into this.
    Do approve.


  2. OminousRain

    September 23, 2013 at 13:42

    COMMENT!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • justlikemo

      September 23, 2013 at 14:29

      comment on the one above


  3. James Philip Lawrence

    September 23, 2013 at 13:42

    Digging it guys ๐Ÿ˜€

    i would be keen to watch !


  4. Jaco Boel

    September 23, 2013 at 13:45

    Good to see local coverage of esports ๐Ÿ˜‰


  5. Kyle 'Monki' Diffenthal

    September 23, 2013 at 14:18

    Tried to find these on the Diablo RM auction house?! Nothing Nada Nufink!!
    Someone throw me a life line here!! Maybe a Phone a friend? Darryn… Gavin… Anyone?
    (kyle turns away and starts to walk slowly…. *looks back* Nothing?… carries on walking
    *looks back* nothing?…
    (sighs) Awww GOSH!!
    Skips off to ask MSSA if they could sponsor a legit ticket =PP =PP


  6. Caden

    September 23, 2013 at 14:32

    Thanks for another cool initiative.


  7. Pixel_ninja

    September 23, 2013 at 14:56

    $1.99 willie wonka ticket come on!


  8. Skuifspeld

    September 23, 2013 at 15:47



  9. Pieter "Cyrus" Venter

    September 23, 2013 at 18:19

    Nice job DGL on getting on DotA TV


  10. Stuart

    September 23, 2013 at 18:23

    please sir ๐Ÿ˜€


  11. Adrian Pirela

    September 23, 2013 at 18:28



  12. IceBlock

    September 23, 2013 at 18:43

    Would be soooooo sick if i could win this xD.


  13. Wikus Du Plessis

    September 23, 2013 at 18:44

    mine mine mine mine mine mine mine ๐Ÿ˜€


  14. deathzimmz

    September 23, 2013 at 18:52

    awe awe


  15. Danbates_za

    September 23, 2013 at 18:57

    do want!


  16. Francois

    September 23, 2013 at 19:10

    Cannot wait to see some pro dota!!!! yeahhhh!!


  17. Tian Carstens

    September 23, 2013 at 19:39

    THis is def the highlight of the South-African (proud) eSports scene, like I’m too stoked to see this Dota 2 League <3 Add me on Steam "Eatahelicopter" ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh and, you're awesome|?


  18. Zubair

    September 23, 2013 at 23:23



  19. AdMortem

    September 24, 2013 at 08:21

    Pick me! Pick me! I’d love a ticket.


  20. gonzilla

    September 24, 2013 at 08:42

    Really stoked that we have a ticket up on the Dota 2 Store, spreads the word, legitimizes the event in the eyes of the international community etc.
    Only thing we need is for Dota2Lounge to put the matches up to allow betting! ALL MY RAREZ ON +SSG+ ๐Ÿ˜€
    Hope to get a ticket as I watch more Dota than I play (which is alot) ๐Ÿ™‚


    • noxville

      September 25, 2013 at 13:37

      Fear not. That’ll happen ๐Ÿ™‚


  21. Ernest L. Heunis

    September 24, 2013 at 09:48

    I want golden ticket!


  22. Messulethe

    September 24, 2013 at 10:11

    I believe that spectators are a big part of any competitive game! Sucks that Valve charges for watching in game :/… Free tickets are awesome! Can’t wait to see SA’s best facing each other! ๐Ÿ˜€


  23. Johnny Tang

    September 24, 2013 at 13:14

    Pick me! Pick me!


  24. Dean

    September 25, 2013 at 07:05

    I’d love a Wonka ticket…


  25. Noodlez49

    September 25, 2013 at 07:21

    Come on randomizer 9000, its my turn….


  26. Douglas Brown

    September 25, 2013 at 07:46

    I wanna watch. Also items would be nice since my characters all look like half dressed idiots. Thanks TI3 betting


  27. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    September 25, 2013 at 11:28

    This is rad as balls, rAge is really gonna be a blast this year!


  28. Rian Mostert

    September 25, 2013 at 11:55

    1) Comment! ^^ 2) When will the draw be?


  29. Humbar

    September 25, 2013 at 12:13

    Wish I could go to Rage


  30. SPLeen

    September 26, 2013 at 12:41



  31. Spowy

    September 26, 2013 at 12:42

    TICKETS! Gimme dem tickets…love you long time ๐Ÿ™‚


  32. Cat

    September 26, 2013 at 12:44

    Really cool comp guys, Thanks.


  33. Nicolaas Faurรฉ

    September 26, 2013 at 13:33

    DOTA! ๐Ÿ˜€


  34. Button

    September 26, 2013 at 13:56

    I always love to watch the game and fail trying the same moves myself! LOL!


  35. Methias

    September 26, 2013 at 15:16

    YAY, Some local ESports ๐Ÿ™‚


  36. Bryan

    September 26, 2013 at 15:28



  37. Chris

    September 26, 2013 at 15:50

    More loots and a good tournament match? How could you go wrong


  38. Calvin Nefdt

    September 26, 2013 at 17:08

    Good to see regardless of all the SA Dota fiascos that we are still getting somewhere


  39. Marc

    September 26, 2013 at 17:13

    so all i have to do is comment?
    oh well
    good stuff


  40. Otto_ki

    September 27, 2013 at 08:18

    Love the fact that eSports is finally growing


  41. Kunga

    September 27, 2013 at 08:32

    this is a comment


  42. phant1m

    September 28, 2013 at 05:48

    meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Please, im asking so nicely :D.
    But it is pretty awesome.


  43. Hamza Rajab

    September 29, 2013 at 15:13

    This event will be really great for us to be able to gauge the level of South African e-Sports athletes ๐Ÿ™‚ Big ups to telkom and all involved for sponsoring this event and getting it to be so well known to the public! I’ll be rooting for the underdogs ๐Ÿ˜›


  44. gonzilla

    October 2, 2013 at 16:37

    Anyone know if the draw has happened yet? Really hope to win but even with a 45% my luck is terrible haha.


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