It's certainly exciting to see the change of landscape in the Do Gaming Call of Duty Leagues, with the introduction of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) DGL this year. Firstly, because there is a host of new teams and players, with a mixed bag of Call of Duty 4 players and teams and Black Ops players and teams in the MW3 League. Secondly, because this has changed the game in the Call of Duty 4 League in an exciting way.
Alienware is sponsoring five PC's to the MW3 Championships and five to the CoD4 Championships
Megarom has sponsored R50,000 to the DGL 2012 MW3 Championships.
Monster Energy is sponsoring R10,000 to the DGL 2012 MW3 Championships
First, Modern Warfare 3. Things kicked off yesterday with the first leg, which is acting as a seeding leg. So the competition is going to be hot as players vie for a position in the MW3 Premier League.
Teams have been divided into sixteen groups (Groups A to P) with five weeks of battle ahead.
Notable team names include Bravado's new MW3 team, which is an interesting mesh of players from the organisation's Call of Duty 4 team last year, BFB players (BFB won the CoD4 Championships last year) and well-known players in the CoD4 scene. How quickly this team gets to enjoy a top position will be interesting indeed.
There is also the Vitriolic team, which seems to be a whole new team all on its own. Vertex has some interesting names in it as well.
Immersion (iM) is in there too, with their CoD4 team currently seeded for the Premier League. F8NaTiC (F8N) have expanded significantly as a clan, with three MW3 teams in the mix; Vintage is also there, which is fantastic to see; and Impi, which did well in Black Ops last year, are on board with MW3 as well. XTC is also a recognisable Black Ops team.
Who will top their groups? It's all up for grabs. Comment below on what you think – see the groups here.
Megarom has sponsored R50,000 to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 League, which will form part of the prizes in the Championships at the end of 2012. Monster has also sponsored R10,000 to the Championships.
Call of Duty 4 has been divided up into a Premier and First Division, with a third Seeding Division. Here the scene has changed considerably.
Firstly, despite its players saying they will probably not play this year, Bravado is back in the scene. But its previous captain, Stephen "TrolY" White is now on reserve (since he is out of the country this year). The highly competent Luca 'RoBoHoBo' Tucconi takes his place as captain. The team retains its Premier rating.
Last year's BFB Lard team, who won the Championships, are not featuring but BFB RegiMent is, now listed as a Premier team.
Vitriolic (previously Ventus) is back as well as DI Chaos and iM. Newcomers to the Premier League include pRey, sN SaNiTY and DnA: Necrofiend. Teams have seven weeks of play ahead of them.
The First Division is seeing hacKME, CSA, MEoW, Res, 4R, L-E-Tek, SSECOD4 and DnA: Valkyrie feature. This is a mix of lower division teams from last year, many of which did incredibly well in their division, so it's going to be interesting to see who rises to the top this leg.
The CoD4 Seeding Division has been divided into four groups (Groups A to D). Check out the groups and comment below on who you think will top their group.
Devon Stanton, Megarom Promotions Manager, says it's truly incredibly to see how big the DGL has become.
"We’re absolutely ecstatic that the CoD franchise has enabled its players to become skilled cyber-athletes. We at Megarom wish the very best of luck to the clans and players participating,” he says.