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Red Annihilation was a Quake competitive eSport event, sponsored by Microsoft, held in May 1997. Dennis "Thresh" Fong defeated Entropy of Impulse 9  to win the event and took home John Carmack's 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS cabriolet as the offered prize. 
The tournament was conceived by Michael "Hawthorne" Shearon as the Kings of Capture Quake Tournament. Intergraph became the main sponsor of the tournament and brought in id Software to help give the event a boost. The event was changed given a new name, a bigger venue, and both administration and operation were turned over before the tournament began to Will Bryant and Frank Cabanski of the Quake ClanRing because of their prior pioneering experience running large scale gaming tournaments and their willingness to make Red Annihilation the live finale of the one they had underway. Mpath Interactive and Cox Broadcasting were added, amongst others, to the sponsors list.
The tournament was held on Mpaths networks with over 2000 participants with the top 16 being flown to Atlanta Georgia for the final tournament to be held at the World Congress Center during E3.
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