id Software and Bethesda Softworks have announced the lineup for the 2014 QuakeCon tournament and trials. QuakeCon 2014 runs from July17 through July 20 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.


Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Masters Invitational Championship

The Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Masters Invitational Championship will feature known professionals and top QUAKE LIVE competitors in an exclusive tournament. Up to 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-five-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.

Seasonic QUAKE LIVE Duel Open

Available for up to 64 amateur players, the Seasonic 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.

PCPartPicker QUAKE LIVE Capture the Flag Open

The PCPartPicker QUAKE LIVE Capture the Flag Open will feature 4 vs. 4 competitions for up to sixteen (16) teams battling it out in a double elimination bracket and best-of-three games format. Players who come out on top will share prizes of $20,000, including $8,000 for the team of champions. The top two teams will then face off in a climatic showmatch to claim an additional $2,000.

Registration for the Seasonic Quake Live Duel Open and PCPartPicker Quake Live CTF Open is first come, first served from on-site sign-ups. Interested parties please visit our tournament area on-site at QuakeCon in the Wedgwood Foyer from10:00am to 1:00pm CDT on Thursday July 17th for participation availability.

For official rules, requirements, prize money distribution, pool of arenas and additional information, please go to www.quakecon.org/tournament.

Plantronics Gaming, a global leader in audio communications, will be loaning gaming headsets to those participanting  in the official QuakeCon tournaments.


For the second straight year, QuakeCon 2014 will host the fan-favorite QuakeCon Trials, a series of daily trials testing the skills of players in games from both Bethesda and id Software – including a chance to go hands on with Shinji Mikami’s upcoming survival horror game, The Evil Within.

During QuakeCon Exhibit Hall hours, participants will compete in six separate trials for a share of prizes, including Bethesda Store gift cards, Quick Draw entries to win cash prizes, additional prizes from our exhibitors and sponsors, and a grand prize of $1,000. Visit the Bethesda Blog for more information on this year’s events.

QuakeCon Exhibit Hall Hours are:

Thursday, July 17, 2014 10am – 6pm

Friday, July 18, 2014 10am – 6pm

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10am – 6pm

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