DGL Sapphire Proving Grounds Registration Now Live (CS:GO and Dota 2)

Registrations for The Sapphire Genesis Proving Grounds are now open with the tournament presenting one last chance for teams to qualify for the upcoming Masters Wildcard Qualifier. The journey to qualify for the DGL Masters Cup begins now!

The Proving Grounds, a new DGL initiative designed to grant equal opportunity for non-Masters teams to earn their spot in the Masters Cup (formerly Masters Major) for Dota 2 and CS:GO, are open to all teams, regardless of rank, with the only restrictions being for Masters teams or teams that have already qualified for the Community Shield, Sapphire Showdown or Masters LAN.

Teams will battle their way through the first of two Sapphire Cups (Genesis and Do-or-Die) to book a spot in the Sapphire Showdown where they will face-off for a chance to qualify for the Community Shield Masters Wildcard Qualifier.

Here the top two teams from the Emerald and Sapphire Showdowns respectively will compete alongside the lower four teams from the Masters league in an all out battle which will see only two teams qualify for the Masters Cup!

The Sapphire Genesis Proving Grounds 


  • Round 1: Monday 20 Feb @ 8:00pm
  • Round 2: Tuesday 21 Feb @ 8:00pm
  • Round 3: Wednesday 22 Feb @ 8:00pm
  • Round 4: Thursday 23 Feb @ 8:00pm
  • Round 5: Monday 27 Feb @ 8:00pm

Registration closes on 19 February 2017. 

Does your team have what it takes to shine above all competitors?  All skill levels are welcome to test their fighting spirits.

The following teams do not qualify for this event:

  • Masters teams.
  • Teams that have already qualified for the Community Shield or Masters LAN.

CS:GO Registrations

Dota 2 Registrations