It’s official! After three years of digital-only events, QuakeCon 2023 will mark the return of the beloved BYOC, in-person at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas from Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13.

“QuakeCon is our favorite event of the year, and we can’t wait to finally see our incredible QuakeCon community in-person again, celebrate games, and frag all weekend with thousands of friends,” said Marty Stratton, Studio Head, id Software. “For our first year back, QuakeCon 2023 is focusing on the fan favorite BYOC and the players that made QuakeCon the best gaming gathering for more than 25 years.”

The iconic fan gathering welcomes back its dedicated community with a reimagined and upgraded BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party for four days of around-the-clock gaming, a host of fun activities, and meetups for old and new friends. In addition, as in recent years, a full slate of programming will be streamed live on Twitch from the BYOC floor for those unable to make the journey back to the QuakeCon homeland.

This year’s QuakeCon will be a ticketed-only event with admittance limited to pre-registered BYOC guests. With this year’s focus on the in-person BYOC experience, there will be no exhibit hall, and no General Admission for QuakeCon 2023.

In addition to the BYOC, many fan-favorite activities will return for ticketed attendees, including Tabletop Village, BYOC community events, and the QuakeCon Finals Party. QuakeCon will also play host to the annual esports finale of the Quake World Championships featuring Quake Champions as well as several vendors and experiences to support the BYOC. A full program, features, activities and layout for the show will be released soon.


Registration opens soon, so QuakeCon fans can grab a spot, plan travel, and get ready to hit the BYOC.

Tuesday, April 11 – NEW BYOC Elite Drawing Opens!

Elite BYOC Drawing – Introducing the New Elite BYOC Ticket, formally known as the UAC ticket. Enter for a chance to secure one (1) of these coveted ultra-premium tickets. If selected, you will have the opportunity to purchase the ticket and unlock all the perks, exclusive swag, and priority privileges of this top tier ticket.

Friday, April 21 – Full BYOC Premium and Standard Registration Opens

BYOC Premium & Standard Tickets – Premium packages (formerly QDQ) and Standard BYOC tickets include access to the BYOC, Tabletop Village, BYOC community events, and the Finals Party.

BYOC Guest Pass – Traveling with family or friends? This year we are focusing on the BYOC, therefore there will not be traditional General Admission tickets. If you plan to purchase a BYOC ticket, you will be allowed to bring up to two guests to the event with you, but you must add a request when you purchase your ticket(s).

Wednesday, May 10 – Quake Pro League Spectator Registration Opens

Quake Pro League Spectator Only Ticket – Not planning to LAN in the BYOC? This ticket allows access to watch the Quake Pro League (QPL) Tournament live! Access will be limited to the QPL tournament only.

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