QuakeCon -- often described as the "Woodstock of Gaming," albeit without the rampant nudity, Jimi Hendrix guitar riffs and LSD -- just released its 2012 Tournament Lineup. The event, expected to draw roughly 3,000 participants, is August 2 to 5, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, with over $30,000 in prize money. The event is free and open to the public. Here are the Tournament details from the press release that just landed in our inbox:
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 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.
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.
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 for the Quake Live Duel Open is first come, first served. Register online at registration.quakecon.org between July 13 at 12pm CT and July 31.
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 quakecon.org following the selection process.
The official rules, requirements, prize money distribution, pool of arenas are available at quakecon.org/tournament.
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