QuakeCon 2010 is just a few short weeks away. The convention institution ran by id Software is prepping for another busy year of tournaments, giveaways, and general merriment. Those looking to be at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas on August 12-15 for the free event will want to take a look at the tournament lineup below, provided by Bethesda.
QuakeCon, which is free to the public, offers an unparalleled opportunity to see the greatest players in the world compete in highly competitive tournaments. This year, attendees can now catch all of the intense gaming action up close in the newly created 250-seat tournament arena. Top matches will be broadcast live each day of the competitions on large screens with simultaneous play-by-play commentary from this year’s shoutcasters who will capture all of the energy, excitement and behind-the-scenes drama, with live match coverage, player interviews and expert analysis.
The Intel QUAKE LIVE Masters Championship
The Intel QUAKE LIVE Masters Championship will feature known professionals and top QUAKE LIVE competitors in their own exclusive tournament. Sixty-four (64) of the world’s best QUAKE LIVE players will face-off in the 1 vs.1 duel for more than $25,000 in a double elimination bracket, with each match played in a best-of-three-games format. With two competitors remaining, thousands will gather to watch as these two best-of-the-best survivors go head-to-head in a single elimination, best-of-five-games throw-down with a $14,000 check written to the champion. Matches will feature a pool of five arenas.
The QUAKE LIVE Capture the Flag Championship
The Capture the Flag Championship will feature 4 vs. 4 competitions for up to 32 teams battling it out in a single elimination bracket and best-of three-games format using five arenas. Players who come out on top will share prizes of $25,000, including $14,000 for the team of champions. Matches in the CTF tournament will feature five arenas.
The QUAKE LIVE Open Tournament
Available for up to 128 amateurs and up-and-coming competitors, the QUAKE LIVE Open will offer players a taste of the excitement and pressure of professional gaming. Battling for a share of $2,500, including $1,500 for the champion, players will compete in a single elimination bracket, with each match played in a best-of-three-games format. Matches for the Open Tournament will feature the same five arenas as the Masters Championship.
Players with professional gaming experience or extensive QUAKE LIVE experience can pre-register by going to www.quakecon.org/tournament between July 27th and August 8th or register on site at QuakeCon from 9:00am to noon CST on Thursday, August 12. Competitors qualified for the Intel QUAKE LIVE Masters Championship and The QUAKE Live Capture the Flag Championship will be selected and seeded by a committee of experts at the close of registration. Players selected for the Intel QUAKE LIVE Masters Championship are not eligible for the Open Tournament.
Registration for the QUAKE LIVE Open Tournament is first come, first served on site at QuakeCon from 9:00am to noon CST on Thursday, August 12.
Official Site: QuakeCon.org/Tournament