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Ricus Groenewald, Telkom Gaming Manager, says Battlefield 3 has been a key focus for Telkom Do Gaming over the past couple of months and will be an important part of the 2012 Do Gaming League.
“The Telkom Do Gaming stand at the rAge expo exclusively hosted the game before its launch, giving gamers the chance to experience the title. We also launched our Do Uncapped offering at rAge with a Battlefield 3 bundle. With the game’s launch last month, we’re working hard to prepare for the 2012 season,” he says.
Having supported both Battlefield 2 up until 2009 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in 2010, Do Gaming will soon open registrations for the Battlefield 3 league on the Do Gaming League website.
Groenewald says that as with all Do Gaming Leagues, the Battlefield 3 league is scheduled to run over multiple legs on servers hosted at SAIX Gaming Services (SGS). The first leg will be used for seeding and gamers will battle it out in the following legs for rankings. The top teams from the online league will be invited to play at the League Championships.
It is likely teams will be structured in an eight player format with a maximum of three reserves allowed.
The Battlefield 3 league is being supported by both EA, the publishers of the game and Gaming Inc. The two will each contribute ZAR50 000 to the Championships, making a total of ZAR100 000.
Ralph Spinks, EA South Africa’s product marketing manager, says EA is thrilled to have a title in the Do Gaming Leagues once more.
“Battlefield 2 was first launched in 2005 and was a regular fixture in the Do Gaming Leagues. With Battlefield 3 launching six years later, we’re excited to see gamers have the chance to compete online at the highest level with Do Gaming,” he says.
Rynier Schoeman, Gaming Inc events coordinator, says Gaming Inc is throwing its weight behind Battlefield 3 and hopes to see it become the largest online league in South Africa.
“Battlefield 3 is one of the most anticipated competitive gaming titles in the last few years and Gaming Inc will be actively supporting the game through the year in a bid to see it become the largest competitive gaming title in South Africa,” he says.
Battlefield 3 launched on 28 October 2011 and the Do Gaming League will kick off in February 2011 with registrations expected to open before the end of the year.