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QuakeCon
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The Official QuakeCon logo
Genre PC gaming
Venue Hilton Anatole
Location(s) Dallas, Texas
Country United States
Inaugurated 1996
Most recent Present
Organized by ZeniMax Media
Filing status Corporate
Website
http://www.quakecon.org

QuakeCon is a yearly convention held by ZeniMax Media to celebrate and promote the major franchises of id Software and other studios owned by ZeniMax. It includes a large, paid, bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) computer gaming event with a competitive tournament held every year in Dallas, Texas, USA. The event, which is named after id Software's game Quake, sees thousands of gamers from all over the world attend every year to celebrate the company's gaming dynasty.

The event is highly dependent on volunteers to cover many aspects of the organization of the event. QuakeCon has historically had a reputation as the "Woodstock of gaming", and a week of "peace, love, and rockets!".[citation needed]

Origin[edit]

QuakeCon originally grew out of a group of people on the EFnet IRC network, in channel #quake. As various regular visitors to the channel began expressing a desire to meet and game together in person, Jim Elson, a.k.a. "H2H", a gamer from the Dallas, Texas area with ties to the local Dallas-area gaming community, and Wikipedia editor Yossarian Holmberg, a.k.a. "yossman", a computer consultant from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, came up with the idea of assembling at a hotel. The original event name was actually '#quakecon', named after the IRC channel, though this quickly evolved into just 'QuakeCon'. Mr. Elson organized the bulk of the event for the first two years, until the number of people attending each year demanded a more organized approach. Volunteers grouped into teams to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and tear down of the event's equipment and network.

Past events[edit]

1996[edit]

The first event,[1] in August 1996, was held at the Best Western hotel in Garland, Texas, a mile or two away from the id Software company offices. Starting with just 30 people, by the end of the weekend the number of people had grown to 100, as news of the gathering began to spread on Internet chat networks. The Best Western has since been replaced by a La Quinta Inn.

Attendees who had brought their computers along to the event set up a small, impromptu network, in one of the hotel meeting rooms, playing mostly Quake I and Doom, testing deathmatching skills. A small tournament was held, with winners taking home T-Shirts as prizes.

The highlight of this first gathering came on the eve of the last day, when the entire id Software team showed up at the event in a surprise and most-welcome visit, stopping by to chat with the participants. John Carmack, lead programmer for Doom/Quake, participated in a 30–45 min. group chat with attendees on the porch of the hotel. Some ideas discussed during that chat eventually made it into Quake's future public releases. This "Carmack's Talk" has now grown into a yearly keynote speech.

Quake 1v1

  • 1st Place: United States Remedy
  • 2nd Place: United States BullyBoy
  • 3rd Place: United States SwanSong

Doom 2 1v1

  • 1st Place: Canada PoLish
  • 2nd Place: United States AceJas
  • 3rd Place (tied): United States Indubious
  • 3rd Place (tied): United States Avatar

1997[edit]

QuakeCon 1997 brought an estimated 650 attendees to the Holiday Inn in Plano, Texas. It was covered by numerous Internet and broadcast media outlets, and was sponsored in part by id Software and Activision.

Quake World 1v1

  • 1st Place: United States Dan "RiX" Hammans
  • 2nd Place: United States Forego
  • 3rd Place: United States Grayson
  • 4th Place: United States AceJas
  • 5th Place: United States Walter
  • 6th Place: Canada Yossarian "Yossman" Holmberg
  • 7th Place: United States Club
  • 8th Place: Hungary Kornelia "Kornelia" Takacs
  • 9th Place: United States Indubious
  • 10-11th Place: Duke of Earl
  • 12-13th Place: Canada Mike "EG|mikej" Joya
  • 14-15th Place: Canada Brandon "EG|muppet" Steeves

1998[edit]

QuakeCon 1998 was held in conjunction with the Cyberathlete Professional League. Due to poor planning and the lack of people who had helped make the first two events a success, QuakeCon 1998 is regarded by many as being only partially a QuakeCon event. However, it was instrumental in motivating a group of people to start planning QuakeCon 1999 early.

Quake 2 1v1

  • 1st Place: United States Dan "RiX" Hammans - $5,000
  • 2nd Place: United States Victor "Makaveli" Cuadra - $4,000
  • 3rd Place: United States Kurt "Immortal" Shimada - $3,000
  • 4th Place: United States Robert "Resonance" Dubois - $2,000
  • 5th Place: United States Jason "Unholy" Carleton - $1,000
  • 6th Place: United States Andy "Leprechaun" Vajda

1999[edit]

QuakeCon 1999 was the first event in which id Software played a major role in the organization. Recognizing that major sponsors were needed, David Miller a.k.a. "Wino" & Paul Horoky a.k.a. "devilseye", both original QuakeCon 1996 people, contacted id Software and convinced them to become the main sponsor, and to help out with finding more sponsors. Together with Anna Kang (then id Software employee, now John Carmack's wife) and a team of volunteers, Mr. Miller & Mr. Horoky set out to build QuakeCon 1999, which became the template for later years.

  • Total Attendance: 1,100
  • BYOC Size: 500
  • Took Place: August 5–8[2]
  • Location: Mesquite Convention Center, Mesquite, Texas, USA
  • Highlights: A change of venue allowed the convention to grow larger than it had ever been before, and, this time, just down the street from id Software headquarters in Mesquite. id Software employees, including John Carmack, participated in various tournaments with attendees on-site as well. A large number of companies sponsored the event for the first time, including Activision, AMD, Apple Computer, ATI Technologies, Logitech, Linksys, and Lucent Technologies.
  • QuakeCon 1999 was the first time Quake 3 was used in competition as the game had not yet been released to the public.

First ever Quake 3 tournament

  • 1st Place: Canada George "DieharD" Myshlyayev
  • 2nd Place: United States Tim "1134-Bane" Santaniello
  • 3rd Place: United States Aaron "toxic" Clutter
  • 4th Place: United States Tim "r1msh0t" Orsak
  • 5th Place: United States Gordon "Gloucester" Luk
  • 6th Place: United States Dan "RiX" Hammans
  • 7th Place: United States Ian "FortySe7en" Rife
  • 8th Place (tied): United States John "Screw" Horacek
  • 8th Place (tied): United States Mark "Turmoil" Santaniello

2000[edit]

QuakeCon 2000 [3]

  • Total Attendance: 3,000
  • BYOC Size: 900
  • Location: Mesquite Convention Center
  • Announced: March 31, 2000
  • Date took place: August 3–6
  • Registration: May 5

Quake 3 1v1

  • 1st Place: United States John "ZeRo4" Hill
  • 2nd Place: United States Terrel "Matador" Garret
  • 3rd Place: United States Mark "Wombat" Larsen
  • 4th Place: United States Tyler "ReVeNaNt" Bentz
  • 5th Place: United States ]km[propolys
  • 6th Place: United States Matt "Muiy" Huey

2001[edit]

QuakeCon 2001 [4]

  • Total Attendance: 3,000+
  • BYOC Size: 1,250
  • Location: Mesquite Convention Center[5]
  • First year to have Cash Prize Tournaments
  • Announced: March 22, 2001
  • Registration: May 11, 2001
  • Took place: August 9–12

Quake 3 1v1

  • 1st Place: United States John "ZeRo4" Hill - $30,000
  • 2nd Place: United States Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel - $10,000
  • 3rd Place: United States Tyler "ReVeNaNt" Bentz - $5,000
  • 4th Place: United States Jason "socrates" Sylka
  • 5th Place: United States Paul "czm" Nelson
  • 6th Place: United States Oleg "demonic" Zhovnir

2002[edit]

QuakeCon 2002[6][7]

  • Total Attendance: 3,250+
  • BYOC Size: 1,305
  • Location: Mesquite Convention Center
  • Highlights: 2002 saw the retirement of John Carney, and Brian Davis assumed stewardship of the event as Executive Director. 2002 was also the first year id assumed a very active role in the pre-event activities, with the arrival of Marty Stratton a year earlier. Added Return to Castle Wolfenstein to the tournament lineup in a Team-based tournament. First unofficial Ms. QuakeCon event, first appearance of Doom III theater, also the first appearance of The Sinus Show (then known as the Mister Sinus Theater), an Austin, Texas-based MST3K troupe, lambasting Britney Spears' movie Crossroads.
  • Date was announced February 19, 2002. (unconfirmed)
  • Announced: February 19, 2002
  • Registration: June 14, 2002
  • Took Place: August 15–18
  • QuakeCon 2002 final standings:

Quake 3 1v1

  • 1st: Russia Alex "LeXeR" Nesterov - $20,000
  • 2nd: United States Sean "Daler" Price - $10,000
  • 3rd: United States Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel - $5,000
  • 4th: Canada Sergiy "kuku" Rudy - $3,000
  • 5th: United States Jared "cha0ticz" Cugno - $2,000
  • 6th: United States Paul "czm" Nelson
  • 7/8th: United States ]km[propolys / United States ZeRo4
  • 9/10th: United States Makaveli / United States FienD
  • 11-14th: Habib / Sector / vernon kay / United States LoSt-CaUzE

Return To Castle Wolfenstein

  • 1st: Canada the Doctors - (Wombat, w!$eGUy, revenant, george, ArKaiNe, gusto) - $25,000
  • 2nd: Sweden Infensus - (SoD!, Summ3L, civ, zam, Keen, Radical) - $12,500
  • 3rd: United States clan Kapitol - (czm, Shogun, Valdez, Shaftian, Leethal, Bloodshot) - $7,500
  • 4th: Germany Barons of Hell - (Bully, eFFe, h8red, HawoK, Reptile, tele) - $5,000
  • 5th: United States Affliction - (Simple, Brian, Lagwagon, Lordbugzor, Exodus, Rem) - $3,000

2003[edit]

QuakeCon 2003 [8][9]

  • Total Attendance: 4,000+
  • BYOC Size: 2,000
  • Location: Adam's Mark Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Highlights: First change in venue since the convention moved to Mesquite, Texas, USA, 4 years prior. Tapper continued to coordinate volunteer activity, while id assumed much more of the pre-event planning through the capable hands of Marty Stratton. Ms. QuakeCon evolved into a tournament-based event with a sponsor, id unveiled Doom 3 deathmatch. The first display of the award winning franchise called "Call of Duty" found its way into the exhibitor area.
  • First QuakeCon to include 2 team games: Quake 3 CTF and Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
  • Date was announced April 8, 2003.
  • The event dates: Aug. 15 - 17, 2003.
  • QuakeCon 2003 Final Standings:

Quake 3 1v1

  • 1st Place: United States John "ZeRo4" Hill - $25,000
  • 2nd Place: Sweden Alexander "Z4muZ" Ihrfors - $12,000
  • 3rd Place: United States Paul "czm" Nelson - $8,000
  • 4th Place: Sweden Magnus "fox" Olsson - $6,000
  • 5th Place: United States Jared "cha0ticz" Cugno / United States Paul "clast" Benjamin

Quake 3 CTF

  • 1st Place: United States Cloud9 - (yrim, FFSmasher, viju, cl0ck) - $10,000
  • 2nd Place: United States clan519 - (ZeRo4, czm, Gator, Socrates) - $7,000
  • 3rd Place: European Union Gunzoids - (Farside, VeRTeX, Blokey, Derfel) - $5,000
  • 4th Place: France Against All Authority - (Appleseed, Raoul, Thefou, Penx) - $3,000

Return To Castle Wolfenstein

  • 1st Place: Sweden Infensus - (civ, SoD!, Spear?, HomBRe, Summ3L, wizz)
  • 2nd Place: European Union gmpo - (Ramzi, zemme, Blaze, ZaF, Veracious, refuse)
  • 3rd Place: United States Affliction - (hollywood, nail, decka, time-bomb, brian, illumina)
  • 4th Place: United Kingdom 4 Kings Intel - (Creamy, Yilider, Explicit, HaRdNuT, Zommy, Ogdoad)
  • 5th Place: United States [TAF]Gaming - (Royaljelly, wyt!, SpaRaT1k, al1en, parcher, Warmach1ne)

2004[edit]

QuakeCon 2004[10][11]

  • Total Attendance: 5,000+
  • BYOC Size: 3,000
  • Location: Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, USA.
  • Highlights: Yet another change of venue brought QuakeCon into the record books as the largest LAN party in North America, with over 3000 BYOC attendees. Tournaments prizes totaled over $150,000 and saw the world's first Official Doom 3 Tournament, won by Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. The event also had a live performances by The Sinus Show, and Tweaker, featuring Chris Vrenna, former Nine Inch Nails drummer. This year also saw another significant change in leadership, as a result of an injury to Brian Davis just weeks before the event. Aaron "Alric" Ferguson was appointed to fill in for Tapper at the last minute.
  • Date was announced March 15, 2004. (unconfirmed)
  • Date took place: August 12–15
  • QuakeCon Final Standings:

Quake 3 1v1

  • 1st Place: United States Paul "czm" Nelson - $25,000
  • 2nd Place: United States John "ZeRo4" Hill - $15,000
  • 3rd Place: Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov - $10,000
  • 4th Place: United States Sean "Daler" Price
  • 5th Place: Sweden Johan "toxjq" Quick

Quake 3 CTF

  • 1st Place: France Against All Authority - (StGermain, Raoul, Thefou, Penx)
  • 2nd Place: United States Cloud9 - (yrim, actionnewbs, viju, cl0ck)
  • 3rd Place: European Union Gunzoids - (Appleseed, Derfel, Deus, Blokey)
  • 4th Place: United States clan519 - (ZeRo4, czm, Gator, Socrates)
  • 5th Place (tied): United States Negative Influence - (Pangu, Shad, Alacrity, pirpacQ)
  • 5th Place (tied): Sweden iCE cLIMBERS - (Gopher, Toxic, Fox, Tech)

Doom 3 1v1

  • 1st Place: United States Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel - $17,000.35
  • 2nd Place: United States Sean "Daler" Price
  • 3rd Place: Venezuela Sergio "HS" Perez
  • 4th Place: United States Mark "cl0ck" McGrail
  • 5th Place: Venezuela Alejandro "ve-elpajuo" Gonzales

2005[edit]

QuakeCon 2005[12]

  • Total Attendance: 6,000+
  • BYOC Size: 3,200
  • Location: Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, USA.
  • Highlights: Another large event which saw the unveiling of Quake 4 multiplayer. Aaron Ferguson's first complete year as Executive Director.
  • First time at QuakeCon featuring an all girl gamer tournament with major cash prizes.
  • First year of Intel's sponsorship of QuakeCon, beating out AMD.
  • Date took place: August 11–14, 2005.
  • Date was announced March 22, 2005. (unconfirmed)
  • QuakeCon Final Standings:

Doom 3 1v1

  • 1st Place: Sweden Fredrik "gopher" Quick
  • 2nd Place: China Yang "RocketBoy" Meng
  • 3rd Place: Slain

Ms. QuakeCon Quake 3 1v1

  • 1st Place: United States Jamie "g0d-Missy" Pereyda - $15,000
  • 2nd Place: Canada Alana "g0d-Ms.X" Reid - $10,000
  • 3rd Place: Sweden Therese "g0d-Trito" Andersson - $5,000
  • 4th Place: Spain Ana "aNouC" Oliveras
  • 5th Place: New Zealand Livia "Liefje" Teernstra

Quake 2 Retro Tournament

  • 1st Place: Sweden Mikael "Purri" Tarvainen - $10,000
  • 2nd Place: Doze - $7,000
  • 3rd Place: United States Chad "Rigg5" Dorsey - $3,000
  • 4th Place: United States synergy
  • 5th Place (tied): United States mik3d / United States Brian "lun" Balzer
  • 6th Place: Chile Ka1R0S

Enemy Territory

  • 1st Place: Estonia Check 6
  • 2nd Place: United States United 5
  • 3rd Place: Estonia idle.ee[13]

Alienware Performance Challenge

  • Single GPU - 1st Place: Mickey21
Dual GPU - 1st Place
  • Unknown

2006[edit]

QuakeCon 2006[14][not in citation given]

  • Total Attendance: 4,000+
  • BYOC Size: 1,800
  • Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Highlights: QuakeCon 2006 was the first time Enemy Territory: Quake Wars was playable by the general public. Longer than normal delays leading up to the official event announcement fueled Internet speculation that the event was actually canceled for the first time ever. It was also discussed publicly earlier in the year by id Software executives that the event had a possibility of not being held inside Texas, nearly breaking a 10-year tradition since the convention's start. The entire event was also announced, planned, and executed in little over a month, a much shorter timeline than prior years. The first QuakeCon to feature a Team Deathmatch tournament.
  • The first event to include the Nvidia Quickdraw tournaments, which pulled random people from the BYOC area to compete for 1,000 dollars.
  • Date took place: August 3–6, 2006.
  • Date was announced June 23, 2006.
  • QuakeCon Final Standings:

Quake 4 1v1

  • 1st Place: Sweden Johan "Toxjq" Quick - $15,000
  • 2nd Place: Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov - $7,000
  • 3rd Place: Sweden Alex "ztrider" Ingarv - $5,000
  • 4th Place: Poland Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski - $3,000
  • 5th Place: Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky - $2,000
  • 6th Place: United Kingdom James "2GD" Harding - $1,500
  • 7th Place (tied): United States Sabian "ClampOK" Hayblum - $750
  • 7th Place (tied): Sweden Blue - $750
  • 8th Place (tied): Chile Ka1R0S

Quake 4 2v2 Team Deathmatch

  • 1st Place: Britney (Sweden Toxjq and Sweden Ztrider) - $13,000
  • 2nd Place: fnatic (United Kingdom 2GD and Sweden Blue) - $7,000
  • 3rd Place: mouzsports (Russia Cooller and China Jibo) - $5,000
  • 4th Place: BlackDragons (United States DaHang and United States Raistlin)
  • 5th Place: Devastation,Inc (United States cl0ck and United States dkt)

Enemy Territory 5v5

  • 1st Place: Estonia idle.ee
  • 2nd Place: European Union Crossfire.nu
  • 3rd Place: Sweden KiH

Nvidia Quickdraw Winners

  • Rafik "LoSt-CauZe" Bryant
  • Sunchanan Charanyananda
  • Brian Dinsdale
  • Raul Enriquez
  • Billy Roadifer
  • Jeff Tank
  • Bryan Walker
  • Aaron "Kalngt" Cephers[15]

2007[edit]

QuakeCon 2007 [16]

  • Total Attendance: 7,000+ (estimated)
  • BYOC Size: 2,700
  • Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Highlights: Registration took place March 2, 2007 at 9:00pm EST. Aaron "Alric" Ferguson continued in the role of Executive Director for this event, which sported a 5x increase in vendor space (25,000 sq ft) over the 2006 event, 7,000 sq ft (650 m2). total event space, and the return of the popular "Quick Draw" tournaments for all general attendees. The second public beta of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars was released to BYOC attendees on the first day of the event. There were just two featured tournaments, both with $50,000 purses, and both sponsored by NVIDIA: ET:QW, and the new Quad Damage Tournament, which combined all four Quake games into one competition. The event was also highlighted by a slew of major announcements, including id Software's new intellectual property RAGE, a sneak peek at the "id Tech 5" engine, a 10-2-2007 release date for ET:QW, updates on the new Return to Castle Wolfenstein game title and major motion picture, the revelation that old id Software titles were to be made available via Steam, the upcoming debuts of Quake Arena Arcade, Quake Zero (now officially named Quake Live), and Quake Arena DS, also—in an unprecedented move—the announcement of the dates and venue for the next QuakeCon before the current year's event was even finished.
  • Date took place: August 2–5, 2007
  • Date announced December 18, 2006.
  • QuakeCon Final Standings:

1st ever Quad Damage 1v1 Tournament

  • 1st Place: Sweden Johan "Toxjq" Quick - $20,000
  • 2nd Place: Sweden Magnus "fox" Olsson - $12,500
  • 3rd Place: United States Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty - $7,500
  • 4th Place: Sweden Mikael "Purri" Tarvainen
  • 5th Place: United States Tim "]km[naymlis" Bowes
  • 6th Place: United States Chance "chance" Lacina
  • 7th Place: United States Rafik "LoSt-CaUzE" Bryant
  • 8th Place: Canada Tom "Griffin" Wall

1st Ever Enemy Territory:Quake Wars 6v6 Championship

  • 1st Place: European Union Team-Dignitas
  • 2nd Place: United States Team-HOT
  • 3rd Place: United States Check-Six
  • 4th Place: United States Demise
  • 5th Place: United States 20ID
  • 6th Place: United States 50|CAL Gaming[17]

Bawls Chugging

  • 1st Place: United States Ken "KenCo12" Konarzewski Jr.

2008[edit]

QuakeCon 2008

  • Total Attendance: 6,000+ (estimated)
  • Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Date took place: July 31 - August 3, 2008
  • Date announced: August 3, 2007.
  • Highlights: QuakeCon 2008 marked the debut of the first-ever Quake Live 1v1 and CTF tournaments. (sponsored by Intel) As well as the Activision Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Team Championships (featuring competitions on both PC and for the first time on Xbox 360), The Alienware Quick-Draw Challenge, and the QuakeCon Ultimate Power Up.
  • Reference: Official Announcement
  • QuakeCon Final Standings:

Intel Quake Live 1v1 Championship

  • 1st Place: Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky - $5,000
  • 2nd Place: United States John "ZeRo4" Hill - $3,000
  • 3rd Place: Canada Tom "Griffin" Wall - $1,500
  • 4th Place: United States Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson
  • 5th Place: Sweden Magnus "fox" Olsson

Intel Quake Live Capture The Flag Championship

  • 1st Place: United States Billy Maze Dayz - (ZeRo4, 2, viju, cl0ck) - $8,000
  • 2nd Place: United States Team Rage - (wn, kgb, shizem, icel0re) - $4,000
  • 3rd Place: United StatesSweden In It For The Money - (palarity, bLt, swooped, fox) - $2,000
  • 4th Place: United States Team Johnson - (carnage, relic, Fiend, dkt) - $1,000

The Activision Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Team Championships (PC)

  • 1st Place: Europe mamut.si - $15,000
  • 2nd Place: Europe Kompaniet - $10,000
  • 3rd Place: United States H2O - $5,000
  • 4th Place: United States Team Fate - $1,000

The Activision Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Team Championships (Xbox 360)

  • 1st Place: The Green Team
  • 2nd Place: CWell Fellas
  • 3rd Place: SkullRiders
  • 4th Place: Bouncing Blinking Blue Ba

2009[edit]

QuakeCon 2009

  • Total Attendance: 7000+
  • Location: Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, USA.
  • Date took place: August 13, 2009 - August 16, 2009
  • Date announced: 12/18/08
  • Highlights: Like the year before, Quakecon 2009 had both 1v1 and CTF tournaments for Quake Live. The notable difference with this year's tournaments was two separate 1v1 competitions, one for only pro players, and the other was open to everyone else. This was a much appreciated feature from the community because there was no longer as many blow out games in the tournament. djWHEAT (one of the commentators for this year's tournaments) also expressed his opinions to John Carmack from the shout casting booth saying that the separation “alleviates any hesitation or frustration” for amateur players that want a chance to compete. Quakecon 2009 was also the first Quakecon to have the shoutcasters on stage during the grand finals.

Intel Quake Live Masters Championship

  • 1st Place: United States Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson - $14,000
  • 2nd Place: Sweden Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira - $7,500
  • 3rd Place: Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky - $4,000
  • 4th Place: United States Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty
  • 5th/6th Place (tied): Italy Alessandro "stermy" Avallone
  • 5th/6th Place (tied): United States Brian "dkt" Flander
  • 7th/8th Place (tied): Canada Tom "Griffin" Wall
  • 7th/8th Place (tied): Sweden Magnus "fox" Olsson

Intel Quake Live Open Championship

  • 1st Place: Canada Jeff "Flysher" Heakes - $1,500
  • 2nd Place: United States Nelson "Hardup" Maxson - $750
  • 3rd Place: United States Clifton "Cliffy" Houck - $250

Quake Live Capture the Flag Championship

  • 1st Place: United States Evil Geniuses (DaHanG, viju, clampOK, id_) - $12,000
  • 2nd Place: United States WhoRunIt (eisenkreuz, kgb, pyro, icel0re) - $6,000
  • 3rd Place: European Union Fnatic (stermy, link1n, spart1e, deus, fox) - $4,000
  • 4th Place: United States Loaded (carnage, relic, walter, blt)

2010[edit]

QuakeCon 2010

  • Total Attendance: 8500+
  • Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Date took place: August 12, 2010 - August 15, 2010
  • Date announced: March 5, 2010
  • Highlights: Rage, Ban on file sharing.

Intel Quake Live Masters Championship

  • 1st Place: Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky - $14,000
  • 2nd Place: Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov - $7,500
  • 3rd Place: Italy Alessandro "stermy" Avallone - $4,000
  • 4th Place: Sweden Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira
  • 5th/6th Place (tied): United States Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson
  • 5th/6th Place (tied): United States Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty
  • 7th/8th Place (tied): France Kévin "strenx" Baéza
  • 7th/8th Place (tied): Australia Dan "DanDaKing" De Sousa

Intel Quake Live Open Championship

  • 1st Place: United States Joshua "ziel" Remington - $1,500
  • 2nd Place: United States Dalton "boots" DeMaria - $750
  • 3rd Place: Canada Andrew "id_" Trulli - $250
  • 4th Place: United States Rogelio "]km[klaovhwN" Vela

Quake Live Capture the Flag Championship

  • 1st Place: United States Evil Geniuses (DaHanG, viju, clampOK, id_) - $15,000
  • 2nd Place: European Union Fnatic (stermy, link1n, spart1e, deus,) - $6,000
  • 3rd Place: United States QUAD (rapha, jones, Br1ck, sdahaghi) - $4,000
  • 4th Place: United States Loaded (Flysher, kgb, whaz, sparks)

Bawls Chugging

  • 1st Place: United States Ken "KenCo12" Konarzewski Jr.

2011[edit]

QuakeCon 2011

  • Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Took place: August 4, 2011 - August 7, 2011
  • Date announced: January 28, 2011
  • Available Internet Bandwidth: 1 Gbit/s (Provided by AT&T Inc.)
  • Highlights: The first ever Quakecon to feature a 4v4 Quake TDM tournament.

Intel Quake Live Duel Invitational Masters

  • 1st Place: United States Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson - $8,000
  • 2nd Place: France Kévin "strenx" Baéza - $4,000
  • 3rd Place: Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov - $2,000
  • 4th Place: United States Paul "czm" Nelson
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): Poland Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): United States Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): Sweden Johan "Toxjq" Quick
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): Austria Richard "noctis" Gansterer

Intel Quake Live TDM Invitational Masters

  • 1st Place: European Union Salivating Monstahz (Krysa, noctis, avekkk, spart1e) - $16,000
  • 2nd Place: European Union iCE cLIMBERS (Stermy, fox, l1nkin, tox) - $8,000
  • 3rd Place: European Union BallerSsS (strenx, draven, Cypher, Cooller) - $4,000
  • 4th Place: United States Ultra Frag-Xtreme (czm, cl0ck, DaHang, rapha)

Intel/Bethesda Brink Open Championship

  • 1st Place: United States Looking for Sponsor (emong, hollywood, rob-wiz, tm, Michael3D) - $3,750, & 5 PNY XLR8 GTX 480 videocards
  • 2nd Place: United States Blight (nard, Cinna, zoidbergenstein, sYnceD, blazen) - $1,250 & 5 PNY XLR8 GTX 480 videocards
  • 3rd Place: United States Team Fate (Hardup, Pipboy, j4y, Cynix, Suckenstein) - 5 PNY XLR8 GTX 480 videocards
  • 4th Place: United States The Executives (BosnaK, NoAim, 4Never, silky, Jawbox)

Bawls Chugging

  • 1st Place: United States Ken "KenCo12" Konarzewski Jr.

2012[edit]

QuakeCon 2012

  • Total Attendance: 7,652
  • BYOC Attendance: 2,488
  • Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Took place: August 2, 2012 - August 5, 2012
  • Date announced: January 25, 2012
  • Available Internet Bandwidth: 2 Gbit/s (Provided by AT&T Inc.)
  • Highlights: First year to ever fill BYOC on Friday. This year marked the first year for several Executive Staff including a new Executive Director of Michael "TnT_Trash" Wolf.Also Oculus Rift showcase.
  • "Lowlights": Registration.

Intel Quake Live Duel Invitational Masters

  • 1st Place: Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky - $9,000
  • 2nd Place: United States Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty - $5,000
  • 3rd Place: United States Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson - $3,000
  • 4th Place: United States Paul "czm" Nelson - $1000
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): United States John "ZeRo4" Hill - $500
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): United States Chance "chance" Lacina - $500
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): Canada Justin "Sparks" Sparks - $500
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): United States Brian "dkt" Flander - $500

Intel Quake Live Capture the Flag Championship

  • 1st Place: United StatesCanada Roof (DaHanG, rapha, sparks, id_) - $4,000
  • 2nd Place: United StatesCanada DaFoneMen (kgb, br1ck, ZeRo4, Flysher) - $2,000
  • 3rd Place: United StatesIndia seriously ill (adrenaline, klaovhwN, wonko, vizard) - $1,000

Intel Quake Live Duel Open

  • 1st Place: United States Christopher "aXema" Brimer - $1,000
  • 2nd Place: Canada Jeff "Flysher" Heakes - $700
  • 3rd Place: United States Kevin "kgb" Holowchik - $300

2013[edit]

QuakeCon 2013 [18]

  • Total Attendance: 10,000
  • BYOC Size: 2,800
  • Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Took place: August 1, 2013 - August 4, 2013
  • Date announced: February 26, 2013
  • Registration: April 15, 2013

Intel Quake Live Duel Invitational Masters

  • 1st Place: United States Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson - $9,000
  • 2nd Place: Russia Sergey "evil" Orekhov - $5,000
  • 3rd Place: United States Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty - $3,000
  • 4th Place: United States John "ZeRo4" Hill - $1000
  • 5th/6th Place (tied): Italy Alessandro "stermy" Avallone
  • 5th/6th Place (tied): United States Chance "chance" Lacina
  • 7th/8th Place (tied): Netherlands Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager
  • 7th/8th Place (tied): United States Brian "dkt" Flander

Quake Live Clan Arena 3v3 Open

  • 1st Place: United States The Dream (rapha, cl0ck, demex) - $3.000
  • 2nd Place: United States Watch This (id_, viju, gwc) - $2.000
  • 3rd Place: United States Counter Measure (ZeRo4, kgb, NemesiS) - $1.000
  • 4th Place: European Union colwn (l1nkin, stermy, h41)

20th Anniversary DOOM Challenge

  • 1st Place: United States Jefferson "JKist3" Kist - $1.000
  • 2nd Place: Canada Chris "DevastatioN" Felix
  • 3rd Place: United States DemonSphere
  • 4th Place: United States Rude
  • 5th/6th Place (tied): United States Dominus
  • 5th/6th Place (tied): United States TheShooter7

2014[edit]

QuakeCon 2014

  • Total Attendance: Unknown.
  • BYOC Size:
  • Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Took place: July 17, 2014 - July 20, 2014
  • Date announced: January 30, 2014
  • Registration: March 5

Intel Quake Live Duel Masters Invitational

  • 1st Place: Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky - $9,000
  • 2nd Place: United States Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty - $5,000
  • 3rd Place: Russia Sergey "evil" Orekhov - $3,000
  • 4th Place: Sweden Johan "Toxjq" Quick - $1,000
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): France Kévin "strenx" Baéza - $500
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): United States Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson - $500
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): Sweden Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira - $500
  • 5th/8th Place (tied): United States John "ZeRo4" Hill - $500

PCPartPicker Quake Live CTF Open

  • 1st Place: United States 2014 (ZeRo4, br1ck, DaHanG, whaz) - $8,000
  • 2nd Place: United StatesCanada welp (rapha, id_, cl0ck, psygib) - $6,000
  • 3rd Place: European Union unknown (l1nkin, winz, zyrinx, gerppa) - $4,000
  • 4th Place: United StatesCanada SAKE (sparks, Avenged, kgb, Effortless)

Seasonic Quake Live Duel Open

  • 1st Place: Italy Alessandro "zyrinx" Stocco - $1,000
  • 2nd Place: Finland Tomi "gerppa" Pakkanen - $700
  • 3rd Place: United States Joseph "jok0" Okochi - $300

Sponsors[edit]

QuakeCon is primarily paid for by ZeniMax Media and fees paid by attendees in conjunction with the sponsorship of leading technology companies. Often companies will forgo a large monetary sponsorship and will instead elect to lend equipment to the event as a promotional measure.

Past sponsors of the event include Activision, nVidia, AMD, Aspyr, ASUS, Ventrilo, Apple, ATI Technologies, AT&T Inc., Alienware, Ageia, 1UP Network, FragArcade, Intel, D-Link, Logitech, Linksys, Spike TV, Newegg.com and Lucent Technologies.

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