Written By Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill
28 July, 2009 09:18 AM
QuakeCon is back in 2009, bigger and better than ever! The 14th anual event is being held at Gaylord Texan in Dallas from August 13 - 16 and boasts one of the richest prize pools in professional gaming. Not only is QuakeCon a place for people to compete against the worlds best but it is a chance for people to meet up and interact with game developers as well as taking part in the massive Bring Your Own Computer Network. 4 days, 6,000 people, QuakeLive competition action!
djWHEAT and QuadV's TosspoT, gaming broadcasting legends, will be covering all the competition action, drama, interviews and expert analysis. If you don't play Quake you can still appreciate the 1v1 duels and teamplay on live streams! djWHEAT.tv & QuadV.com
The Intel QUAKE LIVE Masters Championship
There is no more definitive measure of gaming skill than the 1 vs. 1 duel, and for the first time ever, QuakeCon will feature known professionals and top QUAKE LIVE competitors in their own exclusive tournament. 64 of the world’s best QUAKE LIVE players will face-off for more than $25,000 in a double elimination bracket, with each match played in a best-of-three-games format. With two players left standing, thousands will gather at the QuakeCon Main Stage on Saturday night to watch as the survivors go toe-to-toe in a single elimination, best-of-five-games blow-out with $14,000 for the champion.
The Intel QUAKE LIVE Open Tournament
Available exclusively for up to 128 amateurs and up-and-coming competitors, the Intel QUAKE LIVE Open will offer players a taste of the excitement and pressure of professional gaming. Battling for a $2,500 prize purse, 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 in both the Intel Masters Championship and Open Tournament will feature the same pool of seven arenas.
The QUAKE LIVE Capture the Flag Championship, Sponsored by id Software
Simple, classic and thrilling to watch, 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. Those who come out on top will share in a $22,000 prize purse, including $12,000 for this year's team of champions.
To read more about QuakeCon visit http://www.quakecon.org/