Telkom DGL, CWL & more: here’s your rAge 2016 eSport calendar

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If you can’t make it to Northgate, Johannesburg for rAge 2016 this weekend, fret not. You might be missing out on all the cosplay, new game demos and the NAG LAN, but at least you can watch the live eSport action taking place at the expo.

Three headline tournaments spanning the next-gen consoles and PC gaming world will be on show, including the DGL, CWL and ACE.

But if you aren’t one for acronyms, and want to know how to keep track of these tournaments from the comfort of your fluffy lounge suite, check out the links below.

Telkom DGL Masters finals

Telkom’s DGL Masters will be competing in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this weekend in the league’s grand final. With a prize pool of R1-million, this is undoubtedly the headline event for attendees and indeed those within the league itself.

Here are your teams:

  • Aperture Gaming
  • Bravado Gaming
  • CarboN eSports
  • Damage Control
  • Flipsid3 Tactics South Africa
  • Veneration E-Sports
  • White Rabbit Gaming
  • Xperts@Total.Chaos

Be sure to follow our Twitter list of the above teams.

The DGL’s streaming schedule for rAge 2016 can be found here, while all the weekend’s streams and highlights can be found on Telkom Gaming’s YouTube channel.

Stream 1

Stream 2

Telkom’s DGC will also be in session over the weekend.

Call of Duty World League: Monster Astro Gaming Cup

Here’s one for all the PlayStation 4 nuts out there. The CWL’s MAG Cup brings some international eSports cred with it, featuring celeb caster Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe and eight of South Africa’s best Call of Duty: Black Ops III teams. The prize pool, you ask? R120 000.

Speaking of the teams:

  • Energy Astra
  • Insane Gaming
  • RoyaL eSports
  • Hi5 eSports
  • Mythic Gaming
  • Concept Nemesis
  • P41N Gaming
  • Stone Age Militia

The stream should be broadcast live on African Cyber Gaming League’s YouTube channel, and we’ll be sure to embed the link below once its live.

The MAG Cup celebrity challenge is currently on (Friday 7 October) and includes some famous faces, including Gearburn’s own star contributor Pippa Tshabalala.

Be sure to follow ACGL on Twitter too for live updates on times and sneak peeks behind the scenes.

African Challenge Esport FIFA 17 tournament

And finally, one for all your Xbox One lovers out there. ACE will be hosting its FIFA 17 tournament, which boasts an eventual prize pool of R100 000. While this is just a qualifying tournament taking place at rAge 2016, the winners will walk home with R10 000.

While the tournament will not be livestreamed, if you are at rAge 2016, you can catch the respective 512 players battling it out to be the best FIFA 17 player in Johannesburg.

Details, including the rules and player roster, can be found on Kwesi Sports’ website.

Andy Walker, former editor


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