Community-run Broadcasting Organization Set to Provide Live Tournament Coverage from QuakeCon 2010
August 11, 2010 (Rockville, MD) – id® Software and Bethesda Softworks® today announced that Quake Live TV, a community-run broadcasting organization, is set to provide live coverage of the QUAKE LIVE™ tournaments at QuakeCon® 2010, being held August 12-15, 2010 in Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Anatole.
QuakeCon, which is free to the public, offers an unparalleled opportunity to see the greatest players in the world compete in highly-competitive matches. Participants will be vying for their share of over $50,000 in prize money. Top professionals will compete in the Intel®-sponsored QUAKE LIVE Masters Championship and the QUAKE LIVE Capture the Flag Championship while up-and-coming players will have the opportunity to prove their gaming prowess in the QUAKE LIVE Open Tournament. Quake Live TV will provide complete coverage of the official QUAKE LIVE contests and Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) events.
The Intel® QUAKE LIVE Masters Championship will be hosted by world-renowned eSports commentators James ”2GD” Harding and Joe ”Joe” Miller while Quake Live TV commentators Steve ”GreasedScotsman” Huff and Alex “Jehar” Popa, will be covering the Capture the Flag Championship, the QUAKE LIVE Open Tournament and the various BYOC events.
The live broadcast of The Intel® QUAKE LIVE Masters Championship will be available at [url=www.quakelive.com]www.quakelive.com[/url] with supplementary content syndicated on [url=www.quake-live.tv]www.quakelive.tv[/url]. For European viewers, the broadcast will be recorded and replayed outside of tournament hours. With player interviews and BYOC tours and tournaments, Quake Live TV and its partners are poised to showcase more of the energy, excitement and behind-the-scenes drama of QuakeCon than ever before.
Attendees of QuakeCon will be able catch all of the intense gaming action up close in the newly created 250-seat tournament arena. Top matches will also be broadcast live each day of the competitions on large screens, complete with simultaneous play-by-play commentary by Quake Live TV shoutcasters.
About id Software
id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com. id, id Tech, Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE, RAGE, Enemy Territory, and QuakeCon and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from two of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios and id Software – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM, QUAKE, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein and RAGE. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com. Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax, Brink, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, The Elder Scrolls, Oblivion and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Fallout is a trademark or registered trademark of Bethesda Softworks LLC. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.
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Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to all and open to the public, QuakeCon 2010 will feature North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party for nearly 3,000 people, drawings and contests with big cash prizes, exhibits with the latest games and hardware, and non-stop entertainment, parties and events. First created in 1996 by a group of friends on IRC and now going into its fifteenth year, QuakeCon remains true to its original mission as an event created by gamers, for gamers. Sponsored by id Software and other industry-leading software and hardware manufacturers, QuakeCon continues to be run by a dedicated group of volunteers, including an executive team with more than 75 years of combined experience producing the event. Over 7,000 people attended QuakeCon 2009.[/hide]
About Quake Live TV
Quake Live TV grew out of a broadcasting company for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars called “Enemy Territory TV.” From there, the core team has been involved with the design, coding, broadcasting, and community features that went into Quake Live TV.
The Quake Live TV team currently features fifteen staff members who volunteer their time and effort. The team remains a grassroots, community-run organization despite their strong work ethic and professional results. Quake Live TV is steadfast on expanding the interest of eSports to a wider audience, and works hard to provide regular, high quality entertainment. Since its inception in 2009, Quake Live TV has streamed over 1,000 Quake Live matches.
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