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'Reflections' with fazz (34 comments)
Posted by Thorin @ 10:52 CST, 18 November 2017 - iMsg
In the 118th episode of my "Reflections" series I interviewed Sweden Pelle "fazz" Söderman, famed duel and TDM player of Quake 3 and QuakeLive.

fazz discussed his TDM days in Sweden EYE, famous team-mates Sweden fox and Sweden proZaC, his late arrival into Quake Live and his thoughts on newer esports titles like Overwatch and Quake Champions

Link: Reflections with fazz, YouTube Thooorin
Quake Champions Community Stream notes -- Nov. 17 (74 comments)
Posted by Nukm @ 22:24 CST, 17 November 2017 - iMsg
With the December update, the team emphasized their focus on improving the player experience by introducing quality-of-life features, reintroducing the significance of item control, and lowering the barrier to entry.

New Additions

. Duel Ranked Play to be introduced. Other game modes to be introduced at a later date.
. 40 different crosshairs to choose from.
. Max FPS setting to be introduced.
. Team outlines visible through walls. Can be toggled on/off.
. One new Champion to be introduced. No details provided.
. One new duel map to be included. Described as vertical. Also available for FFA, Duel, and TDM in custom game.
. Third person preview animation while loading into map with new champion for the first time. Only happens once per champion selection during the match. During this time player will be invisible & invulnerable.
. You cannot disable third person spawn effect. (For now)
. Winter themed stuff coming, including snow and Christmas lights on maps. First step into season events.

Read what Tim Willits and Adam Pyle have to say about Champion and Weapon Changes, plans for 2018 and more on plusforward.net

Links: reddit.com reddit Discussion :: ytube Full VOD :: ytube Third person spawn preview
HoQ TDM Fall Season Round #10 (7 comments)
Posted by doz3r @ 18:20 CST, 14 November 2017 - iMsg
The schedule for round 10 looks like this:

Sunday 19/11/17 13:00 CST
Div1 Russia KogdaKvad vs Europe Rekt
Div1 Europe Rekt vs Ukraine 2z @ 22:00 CET

Monday 20/11/17 14:00 CST
Div1 Russia KogdaKvad vs Europe EliteFour @ 20:00 CET

Tuesday 21/11/17 14:00 CST
Div2 Europe I Love My Squad vs Russia Raks wildcard by Raks
Div2 Czech Republic Virtual Owners vs Europe Pandæmonium
Div2 Russia Catz&Slipper vs Czech Republic Virtual Owners @ 22:00 CET


Streams: twitch 102 twitch d1z twitch h8m3 twitch k1lljoy twitch Polosatiy twitch Xron
Links: Rules, Schedule, HoQ Discord, mIRC HoQLeagues Twitter HouseofQuake
Zulua (dRone) and Extatiq (Bethesda CM) itws @ESWC2017 (9 comments)
Posted by Infuscomus @ 08:24 CST, 13 November 2017 - iMsg
On the very last day of the Quake Champions tournament of the ESWC 2017, Friday the 3rd of November, I had the opportunity to talk with three players but also to ask some questions to two other major personalities of the ESWC QC tournament : France Axel "Zulua" Acquarone and France Louis "Extatiq" Evrard.

Zulua was the official commentator for the ESWC 2017 Quake Champions competition. He is a veteran of the Quake franchise and most of you who played TDM in Quake Live have probably met him in the pickup channel under the nickname of dRone. I wanted to ask him about his background as a player, what he thinks of Quake Champions' gameplay, his new role as a commentator, etc.

The video can be found here : YouTube

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Extatiq works for Bethesda France as a Community Manager. He was in charge of the whole competition and stayed around the whole time to talk with people, see how the QC booth was going, etc. The interview is quite short and I had troubles with the microphone (that's why I used written questions in the video), and there were definitely questions I knew I couldn't ask like why there was no English coverage for the event and so on because he wouldn't be "authorized" to explain the reasons behind that publicly for instance. Anyway, I only asked him simple questions about the ESWC 2017 event in particular, what he felt about it, if it was a success in his opinion, and if Bethesda already had plans about next year for European / French competitions.

The video can be found here : YouTube


My other itws from this event : Poland Phaze, Sweden Spart1e, France Nykho

If you feel it's worth it, do not hesitate to follow EsportActu on twitter, facebook even if it's in French because content is sometimes international, and you might follow me on twitter too because I mostly tweet in English when covering events when given the occasion (@Infuscomus).
GameTribe QC Cup #2 - Results (9 comments)
Posted by Infuscomus @ 05:06 CST, 12 November 2017 - iMsg
Yesterday, there was a competition organized by GameTribe and it seems no one bothered or was able to cover it / put results on ESR / FFF / PF (I myself only did it now for EsportActu) .

So, here it is guys, the GameTribe QC Cup #2 Results :
1. Sweden Spart1e - 100$
2. Ukraine Xron - 40$
3. Poland Karwick - 20$
Full brackets : Challonge

Vod can be found here : ZLive

GameTribe official website.
'Reflections' with rapha (50 comments)
Posted by Thorin @ 14:09 CST, 11 November 2017 - iMsg
In the 116th episode of my "Reflections" series I interviewed United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson, legendary QuakeLive champion and now Quake Champions dueller.

rapha discussed his rivalries with players like Belarus Cypher, Russia Cooller, Russia evil and United States of America DaHanG. He also gave insights as to how his unique style and mentality for duelling developed, as well as his relationship with United States of America ZeRo4.

Link: Reflections with rapha, YouTube Thooorin
125 FPS QC DUEL SUNDAY CUP#14 (24 comments)
Posted by Nico_QD @ 13:17 CST, 9 November 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 09:00 CST, 12 November 2017 to 16:00 CST, 12 November 2017
Schedule: Passed

The 125 FPS Quake Champions Duel Sunday Cup#14

Bracket: http://125fps.challonge.com/sundaycup96 (will be available in 1-2h before cup start)


Donate: 125FPS Paypal donate link; 125FPS money links (bitcoin, yandex-money, webmoney)
Streams: Russia 125 FPS, Russia 102, Russia Polosatiy, United Kingdom zLive, United Kingdom nvc; Quake streams
Links:125FPS Balance 2017; 125FPS Discord
Patch Notes - Early Access Update - 9.11.17 (51 comments)
Posted by Yakumo @ 09:31 CST, 9 November 2017 - iMsg
We've now finished deploying an update for Quake Champions and addressed the following issues:
‘Netcode’ / Performance

- Fix for random miss-hits for players that have a big difference in fps
- Further bandwidth optimization – reduced client upload data
- Fixed spikes on warmup that caused champions jittering (this is something we strive to improve atm)

Functionality

- Adjusted DOOM Slayer & B.J. Blazkowicz’s hitboxes so they should take damage on shots fired between their legs
- Fixed issue when correct ping was showed only to current player
- Fixed issue when B.J. Blazkowicz’s guns could misfire while in active ability
- Fixed issue when Clutch shield not blocking properly
- Fixed issue when enemy’s markers persisted on the death screen
- Fixed issue with tutorial videos not playing
- Fixed issue when the power-up effects would appear in the level away from the power-up spawn location

Art
- ‘Terror-Billy’ skin clipping issues improved

Source: bethesda.net
BzK Nykho ITW @ESWC 2017 (5 comments)
Posted by Infuscomus @ 08:28 CST, 9 November 2017 - iMsg
Quake Champions has seen many veterans going back to the franchise but also the rise of some players coming from other dimensions. This is where France Nicolas "Nykho" Sturla belongs to.

I always enjoy when unknown players, or sub-tops, get a bit of coverage, a share of the spotlights, so it was a pleasure for me to ask Nykho some questions and I hope you will find it entertaining and interesting too because he is definitely willing to keep playing and take part in more competitions in the future.

Nykho had a very close fight against Karwick in the ESWC 2017 group stage, and previously did some honourable performances online too. In this interview, Nykho told us where he comes from, what he felt for his very first Quake international event, his plans for the future and his style as a player.


Here is the video : YouTube

My other itws from this event (more to come) : Poland Phaze, Sweden Spart1e

If you feel it's worth it, do not hesitate to follow EsportActu on twitter, facebook even if it's in French because content is sometimes international, and you might follow me on twitter too because I mostly tweet in English when covering events when given the occasion (@Infuscomus).
HoQ TDM Fall Season Round #9 (2 comments)
Posted by doz3r @ 16:05 CST, 7 November 2017 - iMsg
The schedule for round 9 looks like this:

Monday 13/11/17 14:00 CST
Div1 Europe EliteFour vs Russia B52 reschedule
Div1 Russia KogdaKvad vs Europe Rekt reschedule
Div2 Europe Zombei vs Russia Catz&Slipper

Tuesday 14/11/17 14:00 CST
Div2 Russia Raks vs Russia Anchors @ 20:00 CET
Div2 Russia Raks vs Europe Zombei @ 21:00 CET
Div2 Europe I Love My Squad vs Poland Platige Team

Thursday 16/11/17 14:00 CST
Div2 Russia Catz&Slipper vs Czech Republic Virtual Owners


Streams: twitch 102 twitch d1z twitch Freiya twitch h8m3 twitch k1lljoy twitch Polosatiy twitch proZaC twitch rehepapp twitch Xron
Links: Rules, Schedule, HoQ Discord, mIRC HoQLeagues Twitter HouseofQuake
Alliance Spart1e ITW @ESWC 2017 (9 comments)
Posted by Infuscomus @ 05:59 CST, 6 November 2017 - iMsg
As I promised yesterday when publishing the interview with Phaze, here is the small chat I had with Sweden Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira after the grand final of the Quake Champions ESWC 2017 competition.

I asked Spart1e about his performance in the final against United Kingdom GaRpY, what he thought about the ESWC, about Quake Champions, and his plans for the next few months.

Many thanks to him for taking the time to do this interview, and again sorry for my hesitating English.

Here is the video : YouTube

My other itws from this event (more to come) : Poland Phaze

If you feel it's worth it, do not hesitate to follow EsportActu on twitter, facebook even if it's in French because content is sometimes international, and you might follow me on twitter too because I mostly tweet in English when covering events when given the occasion (@Infuscomus).
K1llsen - PLAY TO WIN (23 comments)
Posted by CAREEM @ 03:59 CST, 6 November 2017 - iMsg
Here is video of Germany k1llsen climbing to top at Italian Esports Open 2017. The only match he lost was against Russia cooller in group games. Video features his last three opponents - Poland av3k, Belarus Clawz and Netherlands vo0.

QC Questionnaire #1 - Results (66 comments)
Posted by Memento_Mori @ 08:57 CST, 5 November 2017 - iMsg
Earlier this week, I posted a questionnaire about your opinion on Quake Champions. The questionnaire was distributed on esr, reddit, discord, and facebook. As I'm typing this, 252 responses have been collected. The raw results will keep updating as new data comes in, but I felt there was enough to do a review.






TL;DR
- People care about Quake Champions. Technical problems are affecting too many people.
- People are not happy with the current duel. They would like to see the 3 frag limit removed in favor of a timelimit, and map control and positioning to be more important than they are right now.
- Disregarding balance issues, people are positive about the introduction of champions, and their differentiation using movement, abilities, stack and hitbox.
- Balance is a mess.
- Sacrifice is possibly fun to play but crap to spectate.
Myztro Phaze Interview @ESWC 2017 (4 comments)
Posted by Infuscomus @ 08:52 CST, 5 November 2017 - iMsg
Hello everybody. As most of you may already know, I was at the Paris Games Week to follow the Quake Champions competition this week. I took many pictures that you'll find in the QC forums but I also did some small videos and especially some interviews.

Unfortunately, due to my busy schedule and so on, I couldn't prepare my coverage like a boss, and I only found a microphone on the very last day so I couldn't interview lots of players that I wanted to talk to (mostly sub-tops like Poland Karwick, Poland Pikawa, etc.)

Still, I've had the pleasure to meet Poland Wiktor "Phaze" Skwarczynski from the Myztro Gaming team and ask him some questions.

In this interview, Phaze talked about his background as a player, what he felt for his first tournament @ ESWC 2017, the current state of the game, how he joined Myztro Gaming, etc.

You will find the video here (in English with France French subtitles) : YouTube

This is not the only interview I did. There is one with Sweden Spart1e coming up in the very next hours, as well as others with France Zulua (a.k.a dRone, caster at the event), France Nykho (player that we'll see more of in the future) and also France Extatiq, the Community Manager for Bethesda France.

Please forgive me for any hesitations and mistakes in English during the interview, I'm used to hear, read and write English but it was a very long time I didn't actually speak so it's sloppy. I hope you don't mind too much.

Please do not hesitate to follow EsportActu on twitter, facebook even if it's in French because content is sometimes international, and you might follow me on twitter too (@Infuscomus).
DOOMBRINGER Euro Cup #2 & New version update! (13 comments)
Posted by CrazyAl @ 15:26 CDT, 4 November 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 07:00 CST, 11 November 2017 to 12:00 CST, 11 November 2017
Schedule: Passed

DOOM 2 modding legend Sweden Kristus has announced the second edition of the DOOMBRINGER Euro Cup! The tourney will take place on Saturday 11th November at 07:00 CST. Check-in opens one hour before!


Admin: Sweden Kristus
Stream: twitch TastySpleenTV
Links: DOOMBRINGER.eu, DOOMBRINGER Discord, Sign-up, Bracket.
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