Quakecon 2012 Tournament Line Up Revealed
In a press release issued today by email. ID Software announced the official line up for tournaments at this year’s Quakecon, happening in Dallas August 2 through August 5. The convention will feature 4 tournaments, each with some impressive prizes. And of course, sweetened by the fact that attendance is free. If you’re in Dallas in early August, and you’re not dying from the heat like I’ll be, then you should probably register.
The tournaments are:
* The QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters Championship
The QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters will feature known professionals and top QUAKE LIVE competitors in an exclusive tournament. Thirty-two (32) 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 $20,000 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 a $9,000 check written to the champion. The tournament will feature a pool of the following five arenas: Aerowalk, Blood Run, Furious Heights, Lost World, and Toxicity.
* The Intel QUAKE LIVE Capture the Flag Open
The Intel QUAKE LIVE Open Capture the Flag will feature 4 vs. 4 competitions for up to eight (8) teams battling it out in a double elimination bracket and best-of-three games format, concluding in a best-of-five grand final. Players who come out on top will share prizes of $7,000, including $4,000 for the team of champions. The tournament will feature a pool of the following five arenas: Ironworks, Japanese Castles, Reflux, and Spider Crossings, and Stonekeep.
* The Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Open
Available for up to 64 amateur players, the Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Open will offer up-and-coming competitors a test of the excitement and pressure of professional gaming. Battling for a share of $2,000, including $1,000 for the champion, players will compete in a single elimination bracket, with each match played in a best-of-three-games format. The tournament will feature a pool of the following five arenas: Battleforged, Campgrounds, Hektik, House of Decay, and Phrantic.
* The Intel QUAKE LIVE Random Draw Free For All
Over the course of three days, the QUAKE LIVE Free Play booth will be home to the Intel QUAKE LIVE Random Draw Free For All, where attendees can battle for a share of $1,000. Eight lucky participants will be drawn at random from the crowd to compete in 5 minute FFA Challenges, with the victor of each challenge winning $100. Matches in the Random Draw Free For All will be played in a best-of-one-game format on a randomly selected map from the following map pool: Almost Lost, Asylum, Campgrounds, Cliffside, Devilish, Leviathan, Longest Yard, Quarantine, Retribution, and Trinity. One challenge entry per attendee must be present to participate.