QuakeCon detailed
QuakeCon 2012 kicks off August 2 in Dallas, Texas, and details about its sweet gaming offerings are coming in. First, the Quake Live tournament will see professional and amateur players compete for a share of $30,000 in the Duel Invitational Masters Championship, Capture the Flag Open, Duel Open and Free For All, the last of which will be available to attendees at the Quake Live Free Play booth.

Registration for the Quake Live tournament is open now through July 31 on the Quakecon site.

The annual keynote address will be handled by id Software co-founder John Carmack. The full panel lineup is set to be announced in a few days, but it will include "Marty Stratton from id Software; Ted Price, President and CEO of Insomniac Games; Chet Faliszek and Tom Leonard from Valve Software; and Geoff Keighley, host of Spike's GameTrailers."

Minecraft EDU and PVP will also have a presence at QuakeCon. At Bethesda's own booth, QuakeCon attendees can get their hands on both Dishonored and Doom 3 BFG Edition.
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QUAKECON 2012 TOURNAMENT LINE UP ANNOUNCED

July 13, 2012 (Rockville, MD) – The world's most competitive QUAKE LIVE® players will come together to go head-to-head at QuakeCon® 2012, being held August 2-5 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Vying for their share of over $30,000 in prize money, top professionals will compete in the QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters Championship as well as the Intel-sponsored QUAKE LIVE Capture the Flag Open, QUAKE LIVE Amateur Duel and QUAKE LIVE Random Draw Free For All tournaments.


QuakeCon, which is free and open to the public, brings together some of the the greatest players in the world to participate 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 be unveiling the excitement, energy, and behind-the-scenes chaos that unfolds, with live match coverage, player interviews and expert analysis.


The QuakeCon 2012 Tournament Lineup:

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.

Registration Information
Players may register online by going to registration.quakecon.org between July 13th at 12pm CT and July 31st.



Registration for the QUAKE LIVE Duel Open 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 2nd for participation availability.



Players with professional gaming experience or extensive QUAKE LIVE experience interested in receiving an invite to the QUAKE LIVE Duel 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 QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters Championship are not eligible for the Open Tournament or the Intel QUAKE LIVE Random Draw Free For All challenges.



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 2012 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, 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, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax, 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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