Bravado Gaming have once again proved themselves in the third leg of the Battlefield 3 DGL by winning with a total of 21 points, undefeated in the Premier League.
Apart from Bravado being on top, things get pretty tight down the line as they go on. Never Say Die (NSD) Sons of Liberty clock in at second place with 17 points while Advanced Special Forces (ASF) AquilA come in at third with the same points. Moving further down the order, Gaming Synthesis (Gs), Super Serial Gamers (SSG) and Battlefield Community (BFC) are at 14, 13 and 13 points respectively, so there is definitely a lot of competition within the top teams that are just a few points apart.
Rebels From Hell (RFH) Black Legion pull in at seventh place with nine points taking just the one victory from Soul Slayers (SS) Sentinel who retired in the Premier League. All of the teams will be moving into the Champions Cup for a single elimination tournament ahead of the Do Gaming Championships at rAge in October.
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In the single elimination, Bravado Gaming, A2K-Alpha Kill and NSD Sons of Liberty all have byes on their first games which automatically puts them into the Premier League for the next season. Teams that came up from the First Division will need to show their strength to try and grab a top eight spot for the first leg of the next season.
It also means that every team in the Champions Cup is eligible for a spot at the Do Gaming Championships. If you had paid any attention to the listing for Battlefield 3, you would see that there are 16 teams competing in Battlefield 3 and only 13 teams in the Champions Cup. This means that two teams from the Novice Cup will also earn spots as will the highest ranking remaining team for the waiting list.
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Sean ‘Suumpmolk’ McCalgan, Bravado Gaming Battlefield 3 captain, spoke to Do Gaming about the progress and the outlook on the Championships.
“I would say that leg three almost mirrored leg two. If you look at the results, most of the teams are in similar positions and our hardest match was against NSD where it ended 2 – 1 to us,” he said.
Sean 'Suumpmolk' McCalgan
McCalgan said that the third leg is a fair reflection as it shows which teams have been putting in the most work which is always a recipe for success.
“I don’t think there will be many upsets when we head to the Do Gaming Championships. BFC seem to have lost a key player in their line-up so there might be an upset against them. I think if you look at the top three or four teams, it will come down to who has done the most homework on different maps to counter specific teams,” he said.
He also said that as far as his team goes, the strategies that they have mapped out are mostly done so the team will look into playing three or four clan games a week to stay fresh leading up to the Championships.
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Rob 'GrIdL0cK' Clegg has been in the gaming industry for over 15 years and has competed in both local and international tournaments at the highest level. He is also a respected gaming critic and is Telkom Do Gaming’s lead reviewer