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Darwin Dota 2 Tournament Announcement

TL;DR: Darwin Dota 2 Tournament on 06/09/2014 at Darwin Gamers LAN. Full LAN and registration details here. Up to $500 first place cash prize depending on the number of teams.

Date: Saturday 6th September 2014
Time: First round starts at 11:00am sharp. Doors open at 10:00am. Be ready on time or you’ll forfeit your first match.
Where: Darwin Community Arts, Malak Shopping Centre, 16 Malak Crescent, Malak. – Google Maps Link

The Event

Our first Darwin Dota 2 Tournament is going to be hosted by Darwin Gamers LAN. The entry fee for the LAN is $30 paid prior to the day via PayPal or $40 at the door. There is no additional fee to play in our Dota 2 tournament and part of the entry fee is contributing to the prize pool.

Prepare for an all day gaming session, you will need to keep hydrated and nourished to keep your head in the game. Options to purchase food and drink are available or you can bring your own supplies. For full LAN details visit:


You will need to register for the Darwin Gamers LAN event here. When you register, please add in your description your IGN names and your team names.

Tournament Format

The Tournament will be run over 3 Rounds. All games will be played in Captain’s Mode. The following layout is for 8 Teams. Different rounds may be announced depending on the turnout / registration.

First Round:
This will be a Round Robin ‘Best of 1’ where each team plays each other once to earn points. Points will determine the brackets for the second round. Teams with the lowest scores at this point will be eliminated, so play your best.

Second Round:
Teams with the most points will be in the upper bracket while teams with the least will be in the lower bracket.

Upper Bracket – Teams will play each other in ‘Best of 3’ games to determine if they go straight onto the Grand Finals or Semi Finals to face the winners of the lower brackets.

Lower Bracket – Teams will play each other in ‘Best of 3’ games to determine who goes into the Semi Finals. Losers from this bracket will be eliminated.

Third Round:
The losers from the Upper Brackets play the winners from the Lower Brackets in the Semi Final rounds. This will be ‘Best of 3’ games and the winners go onto the Grand Final.

Grand Final:
Grand Final will also be ‘Best of 3’ due to time constraints.


The first place prize will be a cash prize based on the number of players in the event.  First prize is as follows:

  • 20+ participants: $125
  • 40+ participants: $250
  • 50+ participants: $500

The second place runner up team will receive a $15 discount on entry to the next Darwin Dota 2 Tournament or Darwin Gamers LAN.

MMXii Delta Timetable

  • 09:00 – Setup
  • 10:00 – Event Open
  • 10:30 – Quake 3 Arena
  • 11:00 – Announcements
  • 11:10 – Team Fortress 2
  • 12:00 – Break / Lunch
  • 12:30 – Gamers Choice
  • 14:00 – Space Marine
  • 16:00 – Break / Free time / Order $10 Domino’s Pizza
  • 16:30 – League of Legends
  • 18:00 – Counter Strike: Global Operations
  • 19:00 – Dinner (Domino’s Pizza – Delivered)
  • 19:30 – Far Cry 2
  • 20:30 – Gamers Choice
  • 22:00 – Event Close / Pack up

All the source files for any of the schedules games will be available to download from the DGA server during the LAN.

The timetable is a guide we will work from during the event.

1/2 Price November DGA for those who attend Harvey Norman LAN Event

Today is the last chance to register your attendance for the pre-launch party at Harvey Norman for COD:MW3. The value just keeps getting better, and DGA is offering all people who register and attend tonight the chance to have half price entry at the next DGA (This November 25th).

I hope to see as many there as possible!

QUICK UPDATE: Price for MW3 is now $72 (rather, it’s always been) so get your pre-order in now!

DGA Event Preview of MMXi Delta by Bald Eagle

Good Afternoon Darwin Gamers.

While I was browsing the interwebs I came across the below DGA Event Preview of DGA MMXi Delta that one of our frequent attendees Bald Eagle has uploaded to his YouTube Channel.

Darwin Gamers is always interested in hearing from our members and we encourage you to let us know how we can enhance your experiences at our Events.

Just a few reminders:

  • Next Event is at the end of next Month – Registration is open and we need lots more people to register. Only 11 so far.
  • Raffle – buy a ticket in the raffle for $5.00. You can buy as many as you want. DGA Aerocool Predator Case Raffle
  • EFTPOS – DGA now has access to EFTPOS facilities
  • Social Network Darwin Gamers – Facebook. Twitter. Steam

Lastly, please tell us the games you want played at the next Event and we will work them into the new timetable.

See you at the end of September.

Register now for Darwin Gamers’ Next Event