ESL and id Software announced Quake World Championships

ESL company, the organizer of the tournaments, and the developers of Quake Champions announced $1,000,000 tournament.

Bethesda and id Software together with ESL want to revive the esports arena of Quake. The prize pool for Quake Champions will be $1,000,000. Two modes will be used in the championship: Duel (1 vs 1) and Sacrifice (4 vs 4). LAN-final of the tournament will take place during QuakeCon on August 24 – 27, Dallas, Texas.

Michal Bicharz’s, vice-president of esports ESL division, commentaries:

«I think ESL and Bethesda have a great opportunity with Quake Champions because of how good a spectator sport Quake is. Quake has the potential to unite viewers of all game genres. ESL has Quake in its DNA and we are a perfect esports partner for id Software.»

Tim Willits’, id Software creative director:

«Quake is back in the esports scene in a big way with Quake Champions, and the Quake World Championships will be the ultimate test of skill for the best competitive players in the world. Working with ESL, we’re excited to produce an incredible competition featuring amazing pro player talent, all vying for the million dollar prize pool and the title of the very first Quake World Championships champion.»

The online qualifiers for the players from all over the world will start in a couple of weeks. After the end of the qualifiers and the regional finals in August, eight Sacrifice-teams and 24 Duel-players will go to QuakeCon 2017. Eight additional Duel-players will be determined via QuakeCon BYOC Qualifier.

The players from Russia and Asia will participate in European qualifiers, while American and Australian players will join North America qualifiers.

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Full schedule:

Online Qualifiers for Duel Competitors:

Duel Qualifier #1
EU: June 29, July 2
NA: June 30, July 2

Duel Qualifier #2
EU: July 6, July 9
NA: July 7, July 9

Duel Qualifier #3
EU: July 13, July 16
NA: July 14, July 16

Duel Qualifier #4
EU: July 20, July 23
NA: July 21, July 23
Online Qualifiers for 4v4 Sacrifice:

EU Sacrifice Qualifier #1: July 1-2
EU Sacrifice Qualifier #2: July 8-9
NA Sacrifice Qualifier #1: July 15-16
NA Sacrifice Qualifier #2: July 22-23

Regional Finals, Duel and Sacrifice:

EU Regionals (Leicester, UK): August 5-6
NA Regionals (Burbank, CA): August 5-6

Finals (QuakeCon, Dallas Texas):

BYOC Duel Qualifying Tournament: August 24

Finals: August 24-26

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