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QuakeCon 2011 announces tournament line-up

Posted by: Russell at 7/18/2011 6:31 PM
Where's the best place to show off your Quake skills?  Why, QuakeCon of course.  Once again, the world's best Quake Live players will gather in Dallas, TX. for some hot tournament action at this year's QuakeCon from August 4th - 7th, but this year, Quake isn't the only game seeing tournament action.  The tournaments this year will include the Intel Quake Live Duel Invitational Masters, the Quake Live Team Deathmatch Invitational Masters, and, making it's QuakeCon debut, the Brink Open Tournament, where up to sixteen teams of five players each will battle it out on Brink.  Read on for more info on all three tournaments as well as registration info.


QUAKECON 2011 TOURNAMENT LINE UP ANNOUNCED
 
July 18, 2011 (Rockville, MD) – The world’s very best QUAKE LIVE® players will once again gather in Dallas, Texas to take part in intense online tournaments at QuakeCon® 2011, being held August 4-7, 2011 at the Hilton Anatole. Top professionals will compete in the Intel-sponsored QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters and the Intel® QUAKE LIVE Team Deathmatch Invitational Masters and contend for a share of over $40,000 in prize money.  Also new to this year’s QuakeCon®, up-and-coming players will have the opportunity to prove their gaming expertise in the Brink Open Championships.
 
This year, players competing in the tournaments will all be using the same kind of computers thanks to Dell. Players will be using the Alienware Aurora, which combines the latest in gaming technology to deliver a premier gaming experience to even the most demanding hard core gaming fan.
QuakeCon, which is free and open to the public, offers an opportunity to see the greatest players in the world compete in highly-competitive tournaments. Matches will also be broadcast live each day of the competitions on large screens with 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 QuakeCon 2011 Tournament Lineup:

The Intel® QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters 
The Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters will feature known professionals and top QUAKE LIVE competitors in their own exclusive tournament. Sixteen (16) of the world's best QUAKE LIVE players, hand selected by tournament staff from the open online registration, will face-off in the 1 vs.1 duel for more than $14,000 in a single 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 an $8,000 check written to the champion.  Matches will feature a pool of five arenas.

The QUAKE LIVE Team Deathmatch Invitational Masters 
The Team Deathmatch Invitational Masters will feature 4 vs. 4 competitions for eight (8) 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 $28,000, including $16,000 for the team of champions.  Matches in the tournament will feature five arenas.
 
The Brink Open Tournament
Available for up to sixteen (16) teams of amateurs with five players per team, the Brink Open will offer up-and-coming competitors a taste of the excitement and pressure of professional gaming. Battling for prizes ranging from top of the line video cards to autographed copies of Brink, players will compete in a stopwatch single elimination bracket.  Matches for the Brink Open Tournament will feature Aquarium, Resort, and Terminal.  


Registration Information
Players may register online by going to registration.quakecon.org between July 15th and July 31st.
Registration for the Brink Open Championship is first come, first served. Additional on-site registration will be available to fill any remaining tournament slots. Interested parties please visit our tournament area on-site at QuakeCon from noon to 1:00pm CST on Thursday, August 3rd for participation availability.
Players with professional gaming experience or extensive QUAKE LIVE experience interested in receiving an invite to the Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters or Intel QUAKE LIVE Team Deathmatch Invitational Masters must register online at registration.quakecon.org. Tournament invites will be delivered to qualified competitors selected by our competition committee. A complete list of qualified participants will be posted at www.quakecon.org following the selection process. Players selected for Intel QUAKE LIVE Master Championship are not eligible for the Open Tournament.

For official rules, requirements, prize money distribution, pool of arenas and additional information, please go to www.quakecon.org/tournament.
 
About QuakeCon:
Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to all and open to the public, QuakeCon 2011 will feature North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party for nearly 3,000 people, drawings and contests with big cash prizes, exhibits with the latest games and hardware, and non-stop entertainment, parties and events. First created in 1996 by a group of friends on IRC and now going into its fifteenth year, QuakeCon remains true to its original mission as an event created by gamers, for gamers. Sponsored by id Software and other industry-leading software and hardware manufacturers, QuakeCon continues to be run by a dedicated group of volunteers, including an executive team with more than 75 years of combined experience producing the event. Over 8,000 people attended QuakeCon 2010.
 
About id Software: 

id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com. id Software, Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE, QUAKE LIVE, RAGE, Enemy Territory, and QuakeCon and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software in the U.S. and/or in other countries.  All Rights Reserved.

About Bethesda Softworks: 
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from two of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios and id Software – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM, QUAKE, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein and RAGE. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com. Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax, Brink, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Fallout is a trademark or registered trademark of Bethesda Softworks LLC. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved. 

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