“At the beginning of 2017 Telkom announced massive changes to the South African esports scene in the form of their new qualifiers structure. These series of convoluted tournaments massively impact which teams will be attending DGL Masters Cups (of which there are two) and the annual DGL Championships this year. We try our best to help analyze the many upcoming qualifier tournaments with as much clarity as possible so your team has the best chance at success in 2017. I’ll assume at this point that you’ve read that article and are fully up to speed. Now we can get stuck into the first Telkom Digital Gaming League (DGL) DotA2 Qualifier of 2017: Emerald Genesis Proving Grounds.”
Sinister5 was recently mentioned in the DGL Master Cups by Zombie Gamer. This is what he had to say:
‘I’ve seen these guys charging up the DGL DotA2 Ladder leaderboards since late 2016. They’ve also beaten out some very stiff competition in the various Telkom Battle of the Clans (BotC) cups held over Nov/Dec 2016. F3arBender, in particular, is always a solid performer and has built a decent team around himself. They could easily despatch the various weaker Prem Div. teams, as long as Sin5 Valhalla are in form. Teams like TopKek, DUC!, and Such DotA! may be in higher divisions but Sin5.Valhalla just play such aggressive DotA that I see them causing a fair few upsets here. In addition, Sin5 Valhalla just look hungry to be in the highest DotA2 leagues, something many other teams simply lack.’
We couldn’t agree more.