This weekend we have 4 Australian players heading across for Dreamhack Winter 2018 this weekend. As such I decided to get a few of the boys interviews as well as a couple of international players. Two teams Corvidae and and Cooked eSports will be sending Daniel 'dandaking' De Sousa, Tyler 'Steej' Joseph, David 'ZenAku' Addati, Marcus 'Dirtbox' Cooke and (a bonus) Cameron 'CMRN. We also sat down with both American phenom Moses 'psygib' Salas and the 2017 Quakecon Sacrifice winner Kyle 'Silencep' Mooren.
Tune in at 14:00 CST, 20 November 2018 for the grudge match of the year between Clawz and Weird. Is Clawz just a lucker or a skilled QL dueler? Does Weird have his shoes on the right foot? Tonight's result will settle these questions once and for all!
With TimCon 6 in the books, it’s time to reflect on what a time it was. With record numbers of international attendees, and many veterans of the tournament series, it was a wonderful blend of new and old. Four tournaments over three days saw the coronation of four new champions.
On Friday it was the hectic styling of Challenge ProMode Arena that took to centre stage. A legend of the game, gaiia, took the trophy home, but not without issue. In just the second round of the winner’s bracket, oni made the upset happen in close 2-1 fashion. A fire was clearly lit, as gaiia refused drop a map in the rest of the tournament, taking the scalp of fellow Finn ch1LLmA, his revenge on oni and finalist Kane on his path to victory.
Quake Champions 2v2 made its TimCon debut on Saturday. Many colourfully named teams ended, the one that was all business unsurprisingly took the medals. Newcomers to TimCon, representing TeqR esports, Bagelzend and Taka held their serve, dominant vs. inferior competition, not succumbing to LAN jitters. New to Quake Champions and 2v2, Quake Live top finishing mainstays nerVzzz and Lord Jellington took third, with GMT and xijjik placing a respectable second after a very shaky start.
DOOMBRINGER, made by TimCon attendee Kristus, made another appearance at TimConLAN. While the undisputed #1 StinkLikeSock was unable to make it this time around, there was, as ever in DOOMBRINGER, a lot to play for: Champagne, £100 and pride. CrazyAl finished third, following an upset (cos he got upset) win over eventual second place finisher, the silver surfer, GMT. gaiia, much less experienced in the game, but a true monster on LAN, took the lion’s share of the prize pool, and popped the bottle soon after to celebrate his second TimCon championship.
In Sunday’s Quake Live, the pinnacle of TimCon competitions, everything had changed, and yet so very little. Without Lup1n to ruin the fun, or StinkLikeSock to upset a more studious player, it was gaiia and oleedee‘s turn to play foil. In winner’s round 2, on every fast/small/cpm ported map in the pool, gaiia edged out a 2-1 victory over nerVzzz, the favourite, sending him to the sharks. Soon after, oleedee was as surprised as anyone when he defeated gaiia 2-0, earning his birth into the grand finals. nerVzzz came through n0cturn3 and CropCircles to reach his fated rematch. On Silence, in a Bo1, he did it. For the fourth time in a row nerVzzz made the final. History did not repeat itself. For the first time, he won. The curse had been broken. oleedee took 2nd and Gaiia 3rd. Another weekend well spent.
Credit to orgnaiser CrazyAl, hosts Horizon E-Sport Club and every international player traveling to be with us. Special thanks to GMT for writing these words, to Loni for making our amazing trophies and to everyone who attended TimCon 6. You’re all amazing people.
Posted by BaMoFu @ 09:15 CDT, 21 October 2018 - iMsg
Scheduled: 08:00 CDT, 28 October 2018 to 16:00 CDT, 28 October 2018 Schedule: Passed
It's autumn, get back into your basements!
Come play ctf with us on sunday the 28th of october. We are going with the same format as previous cups with ONE major change; you have to sign in on https://qlstats.net/ and make your stats public. Otherwise creating teams will be a complete nightmare. Hope to see you on sunday.
SIGN UP already started Time: 07:00 CDT, 28 October 2018
* Meeting place: https://discord.me/omgleague
* Sign up start: 2018-10-21 00:00:00 CEST
* Sign up end: 2018-10-28 13:30:00 CET
* Checkin starts: 2018-10-28 09:00:00 CET
* Checkin ends: 2018-10-28 14:00:00 CET
* Tournament start: 2018-10-28 between 14:00:00 and 15:00:00 CET
* Format: 5v5 CTF. Depending on the number of teams we either play as one group or split up into two. All teams within the groups play each other as best of 3. Best 2 teams to play in final.
* Map pool: Japanese Castles, q3wcp9 (Spider Crossings) and Infinity
* Bracket: coming soon!
* Everyone is welcome to play, no elo requirements
* Don't sign up if you can't play
* Admins decision is final
* Omega will host the servers on Frankfurt
* Points are given for mapwin, if mapwins alone can't declare a
winner of the group the number of captures will decide.
The popular QuakeWorld server software package nQuakesv has had its bundled versions of QuakeWorld server software updated. The included server software is now MVDSV v0.32 as well as server mod KTX v1.38.
This update is a delayed one as new MVDSV and KTX versions were released at end of June earlier this year and as it kind of escaped the news i thought it's definitely worth a mention. The changelogs bring us a bunch of interesting changes such as:
Bots support in KTX, i.e. can now have bots on standard online servers (they were pretty much only localhost before)
Web server integration for reporting match results (some servers do this to Badplace.eu under servers tab)
Smoother teleports on high ping (making the classic Aerowalk teleporter jump work like on localhost)
Hey everyone! We had a lot of interest from players in our AU/NZ community to throw up something longer than our usual one day competitions. As such we've decided to do a 16 player Duel league featuring a lot of international competitors such as Corvidae's Dandaking and Steej, Cooked Esports ZenAku and Dirtbox. We've also had new interest from Australian team Avant Garde's new roster Lure and Crunchy. It's always been hard with our geographical distance to attend every international event but we hope that true Quake fans can appreciate what we are doing and support us in our contest.
I've put together photo cards for everyone to meet all the players over on our instagramand I've also spamming twitter a lot more lately too. Even contributing on Socials goes a long way for us <3
Streaming will happen on our Twitch with VOD's going up on our youtube.
Week 1 - 04:00 CDT, 7 October 2018 (Yes i'm aware PGL is on we may try and start earlier but you can always catch the VOD ;))
Week 2 - 04:00 CDT, 14 October 2018
Week 3 - 04:00 CDT, 21 October 2018
Week Off for Pax - 04:00 CDT, 28 October 2018
Quarters - 03:00 CST, 4 November 2018
Semi - 03:00 CST, 11 November 2018
Grand Finals - 03:00 CST, 18 November 2018
As fall of 2018 is approaching it is time to tuck away the sunglasses, rinse off the sun screen and crawl back into the man caves. The QuakeWorld scene is usually quiet during the summer, however things are starting to pick up again with a few different initiatives coming up in the near future.
For the team deathmatch lovers there will be a 4on4 allstars match played on the weekend around 20th October with familiar names such as Milton, Bps, Xantom and Rikoll putting on a show for spectators to enjoy. There will be streaming arrangements and lots of games played.
For the players more into dueling the 2018 QuakeWorld Duel Showdown might be a better cup of tea. This is a online 1on1 tournament played over four consecutive Sundays from 4th to 25th November. The tournament comes with two divisions based on player's skill levels with separate community funded prize pools for each of them. The map pool consists of dm2, dm4, dm6, aerowalk, ztndm3, bravado and skull.
Another 1on1 opportunity coming up is the 10th edition of the classic Thunderdome 1on1 tournament with its familiar division based setup. The map pool consists of Aerowalk, Bravado, DM4, Monsoon, ZTNDM3, DM2 and DM6.