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The NGL has announced their first tournament for 2014 – the Aorus Corsair DOTA 2 Clash. Partnering with local distributors Rectron, this tournament will begin with online qualifiers and culminate in a final event to be held at the annual rAge Expo in October. Eight teams will make it through to the final event and will compete for R275,000 worth of gaming hardware prizes, sponsored by Aorus and Corsair.

Registrations for this event are now open and clans looking to sign up can do so here. Registrations will close on 15 August 2014 and the event kicks off with one of four online qualifiers which will be held over the course of August and September on the following Sundays – 24 & 31 August and 14 & 21 September.

“We are really excited about being part of rAge this year. We look forward to showcasing Rectron’s gaming brands, which include the likes of Corsair, GIGABYTE, Intel, Microsoft, Nvidia, Aorus, BenQ and Cooler Master at our stand. Over and above the products on display, our stand will include 10 gaming stations set up to host the knock out rounds of the Aorus & Corsair DOTA 2 Clash Tournament, complete with Twitch streams, and a local DOTA 2 shoutcaster. Here gamers from around the country will compete for amazing prizes from Aorus and Corsair, in a spectator friendly environment, and hopefully give an insight into competitive gaming to a wider audience.” – Francois Rheeders, Product Manager at Rectron.

Prizes for the final at rAge will be awarded to the top 3 placed teams, and look like this:

1st Place

5 x Aorus X7 Gaming Laptop and Backpacks

2nd Place

5 x Corsair and GIGABYTE Sponsored Gaming Rigs
Specification (subject to availability at the time):
– Corsair Graphite 380T Mini-ITX Gaming Chassis
– Corsair CX600M Modular 80Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply
– GIGABYTE Z97N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX Motherboard
– INTEL Core I7 4790 3.60GHz Processor
– Corsair H75 Hydro CPU Cooler
– Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB 1600MHz CL9 Memory kit
– Corsair Force LS 120GB Solid State Hard Drive
– GIGABYTE GTX760 2GB Overclocked Edition

3rd Place

5 x Corsair Gaming Peripheral Bundles
Specification (subject to availability at the time):
– Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Gaming Headset
– Corsair K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
– Corsair M65 Laser Gaming Mouse
– Corsair MM200 Standard Mouse Pad

 

We spoke to NGL Tournament Director Frikkie Jansen van Rensburg to find out what his thoughts are after a years hiatus in the local eSports scene.

“NGL is back.  After one long year we are back.  Bigger than ever before.  Better than ever before. This time we are not going anywhere.  It’s been hard on me the last few years sitting and thinking back on the good old days of NGL 2011 and 2012.  The good old Black Ops days with my good friend Janseng making it his mission to force me to walk in front of a truck.  The never ending arguing about rules and regulations and this that and the other.  The amazing plays we saw every week.  The rAge Finals I will never forget.  The 2012 League of Legends Finals at rAge where we got our asses handed to us by the still SA Champion team.  Those were the days.  To try and explain how I’ve been feeling over the last couple of years has sort of been like staring at that 20 year-old Brandy and telling yourself it’s going to be good, but let’s not open it now.  Let’s wait a while.  Depressing and exciting in one emotion.  Well it’s been opened and now it is just excitement.  I hope to see some of the “old” guys & girls soon.”

Schedule, format, rules, and all other details are available on the NGL Site: www.nagleague.co.za.