QuakeCon 2010 tournaments announced

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QuakeCon is a place for everyone to play games together and have fun. On the other hand, it’s also a place for the best gamers to utterly crush their opponents in the pursuit of cold hard cash.

Big prizes await the video game sportsmen at this year’s QuakeCon, with $50,000 total up for grabs in both the Intel QUAKE LIVE Masters Championship and the QUAKE LIVE Capture the Flag Championship.

And if you don’t have a fancy nickname or a branded mouse, don’t worry: the Open Tournament will allow up to 128 amateurs a chance to compete for a respectable purse of $2500.

Keep reading for more details, or head right over to the QuakeCon site to register:

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 1vs.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 seven 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.

Registration Information
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.

For official rules, requirements, prize money distribution, pool of arenas and additional information, please go to www.quakecon.org/tournament.

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