Bethesda Softworks have announced the final tournament schedule for the upcoming mega-celebration of PC gaming that is QuakeCon. This year’s gathering is just a few weeks away, so if you want a shot at large cash prizes and QuakeCon 2010 glory, you’d better get practicing.
This year’s tournaments will actually be a bit different than previous years, thanks to a new 250-seat arena where spectators can watch the high-stakes Quake battling unfold. The top matches of the day will also be broadcast live on giant screens around the event, so everyone will have a chance to see the best of the best battle it out.
There are three tournaments scheduled: the Intel Quake Live Masters Championship, the Quake Live Capture the Flag Championship, and the Quake Live Open Tournment. Here are the official details:
- 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 1 vs.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 five 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.
Pre-registration for professional players has started and will be available until August 8, or you can register on-site during QuakeCon on August 12 from 9:00am to noon, the same time registration opens for the Open Tournament, which is first come, first served.
Any readers plan to compete in any of these tournaments? Have you ever won a gaming tournament before?