QuakeCon 2011 Tournament Line Up Announced

With QuakeCon just over two week away, we’ve got details on this year’s tournaments. Get the full scoop in the press release below…

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.

Reader Comments

  1. 16 player invitational is not good enough, either 32/64 players or have an open duel. Half or more of the 16 will likely be euros. I get it, you want the best of the best competing, no complaint about that. But it sucks for the dozens of duelers coming from all over North America who won’t have a tournament to compete in.

    The Quake tournament mentality that you are either potential #1 or you’re nothing -invite only- is so very detrimental to any up and coming player who wants a shot.