Registrations closed for the first leg of DGL 2012 last night and it looks like this year's league is going to be fantastic – with over 2400 gamers registered in total.
Last night the numbers shot up, with 90 teams signing up for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and 57 signing up for Battlefield 3.
Despite popular opinion, the Call of Duty 4 league has grown in size compared to last year as well – something many gamers weren't expecting with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 entering the mix.
Battlefield 3 has a confirmed prize pool of R100,000 for the end-of-year DGL 2012 Championships – R50,000 sponsored by EA and R50,000 sponsored by Gaming Inc.
Modern Warfare 3 sees Megarom sponsor R50,000 and Monster sponsor R10,000 towards the DGL 2012 Championships at the end of the year.
Across the spectrum the DGL has enjoyed tremendous growth. Starcraft 2 is pumping as ever while the console FIFA leagues have also increased in size. Newcomer console games to the league, such as Gran Turismo 5 and Forza 4, have seen a great many sign up as well. This is the first time the DGL is supporting racing games and it looks like it's going to be a very competitive scene.
Registrations for the Gears of War 3 league are still open, as well as the DotA 2 Beta Cup.
Register for Gears of War 3 here Enter the DotA 2 Beta Cup here
Furthermore, later on in the year the DGL is looking to support Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) when the game releases. A Starcraft 2 team league will be supported later on in the year as well.
The first leg kicks off on 7 February. In the meantime, things are being set up. The Do Gaming League website has all the rules and a helpdesk for gamers that may need support.