Bethesda Softworks and id Software have announced the official tournament line-up for the upcoming QuakeCon 2011 gaming expo and convention. QuakeCon 2011 is set to run from August 14 through August 17 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.


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 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 Tournament invites will be delivered to qualified competitors selected by our competition committee. A complete list of qualified participants will be posted 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

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