The third and final leg of the DGL 2012 kicks off tomorrow. It's an important leg across the games in the league as the spot where teams and gamers end this leg will give them an advantage for the final playoffs, and if they can get themselves (or keep themselves) in the Premier League of their respective game for the Playoffs, they have a guaranteed invite to the DGL 2012 Championships.
That's not to say that teams / gamers in other divisions won't be invited, but it means that the invite is guaranteed. And gamers will want to get into the Championships this year with some fantastic prizes that have already been announced.
Alienware X51 PC's
Firstly, Alienware has come on board to sponsor Alienware X51 PC's to gamers worth over a quarter of a million rand. Eight PC's are going to top teams in the Battlefield 3 Championship, five are going to top teams in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Championship, while a further five are going to top teams in the Call of Duty 4 Championship.
But gamers who aren't playing in those games or don't believe they'll have a chance amidst the top teams can still get their hands on some Alienware goodness by writing about the DGL at the Do Gaming blog. Three Alienware X51's are going towards the best blog writers, and those PC's will be given away after the Championships.
As a side note, gamers who write anything about gaming at the blog can still win a trip to Gamescom which is only just over a month away. The finals for those will be announced soon so get your blogs in quickly before that competition closes.
With the game released in October last year (and showcased at the Telkom stand at rAge), this is the first year that the DGL is running a Battlefield 3 Championships and so the team who will win it will be well placed for any future leagues on this title.
Meanwhile, last year's Call of Duty 4 Champs, BFB Lard, are yet to get themselves back into the Premier League after the team's temporary hiatus earlier this year. It's not like they're far off though – they're in the First Division and just need to top their group for the logs and get far enough in the Champions Cup to get themselves back into Premier and a guaranteed invite to the Championships.
This is also the first year the Modern Warfare 3 DGL has been running, with Bravado managing to make a big name for themselves here as much as in CoD4 and Battlefield 3. However, impi won the first leg and with the rising stars from the First Division now in the Premier Division in this leg, there are many reasons to believe that Bravado's dominance won't last too long.
Starcraft 2 is seeing quite a shake-up as new players have moved in and shown some of the old boys a thing or two. Will Shase win again?.
Travis "Shase" Weedon at the DGL 2011 Starcraft 2 Championship
The stakes are high this year with these already-announced prizes and the competition is heating up. And let's never forget, anything can happen in a LAN environment.
Do Gaming is looking forward to a fantastic Championships this year. Keep your eyes on our various communication channels, including our Facebook page and Twitter feed, for more details.