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Full QC Duel Video: ZeRo4 vs SyncError (163 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 22:19 BST, 24 April 2017 - iMsg
Russian YouTube channel C-c-combo Breaker! has released a full ~13-minute Duel between id Software's United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill and United States of America Adam "SyncError" Pyle featuring the previously mentioned three-champion per player, round-based format.

Edited by Nukm at 13:29 BST, 26 April 2017 - 14493 Hits
Quake Champions current Duel mode revealed (151 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 13:16 BST, 20 April 2017 - iMsg
The current iteration of Quake Champions duel mode has been revealed by Russian YouTube channel C-c-combo Breaker!, which features a match between QC Lead Designer United States of America Adam "SyncError" Pyle, and new QC Esports Manager United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill.


As broken down by PlusForward, QC Duel works as follows:

- Matches are best of 3 rounds. 2 rounds wins the match.
- At the start of the match each player picks three champions. The same champion cannot be picked more than once, and each player can have the same champions.
- After each death you respawn with your remaining champions, pickups are reset at the end of each round.
- Rounds last until one player has lost with all three champion picks, or until the timelimit is hit in which the player with more champions left wins the round. In case of a tie, the game heads into sudden death OT.
Edited by Badb0y at 00:06 BST, 28 April 2017 - 13232 Hits
IGN Quake Champions 5 minutes of gameplay (87 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 13:50 BST, 19 April 2017 - iMsg
IGN has released a near 5-minute video featuring gameplay from the Quake Champions beta.

Footage contains champion Slash played on Burial Chamber.


IGN has also released a preview video.
Edited by Badb0y at 21:26 BST, 20 April 2017 - 8506 Hits
Willits on QC custom servers, team power-up usage (275 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 21:09 BST, 7 April 2017 - iMsg
Quake Champions Executive Director Tim Willits speaks to IGN on id Software's intent to please the longtime Quake community, the current usage of team-wide powerups such as Quad, and looking forward towards custom servers.
It is so important that we capture that core Quake community. If we blow it with the pro players, then we’re not going to get any casual players. Today, especially with spectating – people watching other people play games – watching the world’s best Quake players play a game of Quake is really enjoyable because they can do things that are just amazing.

We do feel that if we can capture those really competitive hardcore streamers, pro players, they will build a community around themselves. That’s huge for us. We do believe that can pull people in that may have been playing other first-person shooters.

The best players always still win. We have United States of America John “ZeRo4” Hill, a competitive Quake player that’s been on the scene for years. He is an employee here. He still wins. The focus of the game is on skill. You may use the active abilities for an advantage, or you may use them to help you get out of a situation that you feel is a problem for you, but the best players still win, and that’s important.

We have our custom game mode that allows custom games to be tweaked up a little bit But we do believe that people will play the game as it is. You’ll be able to adjust some things, but we really discourage that. We do believe that once people play it, they’ll be like, ‘Oh, this is cool.’ Because you know what? If you want to play Quake where everyone is exactly the same and you’re all the same character, just play Quake Live. It’s still available. We’ll have our custom game modes, but we don’t think people will actually play like that.

There are a lot of folks that say they want everyone to get Quad [Damage], everyone on your team gets Quad. Then there are some people that are, like, ‘No, we’re okay with the slight buff that we have now.’ And there are some people that are like, ‘No, it’s got to be a single person.’ That is definitely something that we are going to be looking at when we move into closed beta. It could possibly change.
Source: IGN Interview
Edited by Slasher at 21:12 BST, 7 April 2017 - 23328 Hits
Quake Champions 'gameplay trailer' featuring ZeRo4 (124 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:37 BST, 4 April 2017 - iMsg
id Software has released a Quake Champions 'raw gameplay trailer' featuring previously released footage of id's new esports manager United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill.

Edited by Badb0y at 21:27 BST, 20 April 2017 - 13291 Hits
Quake Champions closed beta begins April 6th (44 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 22:58 BST, 30 March 2017 - iMsg
id Software has announced that the Quake Champions closed beta will begin next Thursday, April 6th, to "an initial group of testers".

More players will be added to the closed beta over time.

Signup for the closed beta on the official Quake destination.
Edited by Badb0y at 21:13 BST, 6 April 2017 - 6037 Hits
Anarki Trailer released (63 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 14:48 BST, 30 March 2017 - iMsg
id Software has now released the full trailer for champion Anarki.

More information can be found on the official Quake Champions website.

Edited by Badb0y at 20:53 BST, 6 April 2017 - 6293 Hits
Anarki ability video released (94 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 19:09 BST, 29 March 2017 - iMsg
id Software has released the ability video or Anarki.

The full champion trailer is expected tomorrow.

Edited by Badb0y at 21:12 BST, 6 April 2017 - 9378 Hits
Quake Champions closed beta fast approaching (48 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 22:12 BST, 28 March 2017 - iMsg
A new tweet from id Software suggests the Quake Champions closed beta is right around the corner!
If you haven't signed up, do so now at Quake.com.
Edited by Badb0y at 20:53 BST, 30 March 2017 - 6493 Hits
Quake Champions duel/1v1 mode revealed; CTF/CA hinted? (167 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 08:03 BST, 28 March 2017 - iMsg
Quake Champions Executive Director Tim Willits recently spoke of id Software's commitment to both duel and team modes in QC. Willits has now revealed in a new interview how duel is currently working within QC - which for now includes Champions - while hinting at a new team mode and weapons.
Our Duel mode allows you to pick your group of champions and then compete one-versus-one, so there's more strategy.

Depending on what you and the other player picks, you can really have a lot of thinking to do and analysis in the matches, and it becomes another layer on top of just the raw skill that I think people will really be encouraged with. It fills a nice little missing 1v1 hole that we currently have in the competitive games industry.

Our current Duel mode allows you to bring three champions into the match, so you need to figure out which ones will work best. Like, for instance, Galena is better in team game modes, I believe, than 1v1. But then I had an argument with one of our programmers who said: 'No, no, no: you can use her offensively in 1v1, and if you play her like this, you'll have an advantage.'

We're waiting to hear back from our fans after our closed beta test about what people think of Duel. We may tweak it some, but our current plan is to start with three champions.
Willits says new mode Sacrifice is being tweaked, and offered up that id Software is working on a new unannounced team mode. As Capture The Flag and Rocket Arena/Clan Arena have yet to be mentioned, both rise to the top for speculation.
[Originally] you held your Sacrifice Point and then you got more points for your frags, but now we're switching it to an act, so that you have to activate the points. So that game mode is still being developed.
New weapons will be coming.
The holy trinity of Quake is of course rocket, rail and lightning gun, so we did not mess with the holy trinity, okay? We would be roasted if we messed with them.

"We've kept a lot of the weapons pretty familiar - but we have a few surprises that I don't want to announce quite yet. Remember, the Quake weapons have been refined, debated and tweaked for 21 years. So we know the speed of a rocket, and we know the damage-over-time of a lightning gun. I want our players to understand that they are going to feel right at home with the weapons. That was really important for us: not to mess that up.
Source: Pocket-Lint.com
Edited by Slasher at 08:19 BST, 28 March 2017 - 13245 Hits
QuakeCon '17 to feature Quake Champions tournament (154 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 10:07 GMT, 17 March 2017 - iMsg
In a new extensive interview with Russian esports site GoodGame.ru, Quake Champions Executive Director Tim Willits revealed several important details for the game and its future in esports, including:

- Quake Champions will be featured in a tournament at QuakeCon 2017
- All future Champions will be free with a purchase of the full game
- Team gamemode 'Sacrifice' (and Duel) is being built for esports
- Ranked matchmaking will be for both Duel and team gamemodes
- Anti-cheat measures are being put into place with a third party organization
- Another classic map will make its return to QC
- Closed beta will start in the next few weeks

"So. Yes. We are committed to have a large e-sports presence. We can not announce any partnerships right now, but we're talking to all of the big esports companies, I mean we were just in Poland, Katowice IEM which is ESL's event. So we're definitely talking to the different companies, we want to make a game esports-friendly, spectacular, with different spectating features and we want to have a game modes that are esports-friendly, and we feel, after talking to a lot of pro players, that the one versus one (Duel) is something that is missing in the first-person esports scene. As well as one esports game mode which we're currently working on (Sacrifice) based on a feedback from some number of pro players. So yes, we very, you know, we very focused on e-sports. Quake has a long history of e-sports and we definitely want to work with a number of partners to ensure that we will have as many tournaments as possible."

Translator Russia Artem 'DieZel' Volodin has made the interview in its entirety available for ESReality below:

Edited by Slasher at 10:17 GMT, 17 March 2017 - 20040 Hits
QC PAX Video: 519djWHEAT returns (99 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 11:56 GMT, 16 March 2017 - iMsg
In the final piece of original video content from PAX East, legendary Quake broadcaster & player, and now old, old, old, old man at Twitch United States of America Marcus 'djWHEAT' Graham makes his return by playing Quake Champions at PAX East. Playing Ranger on Ruins of Sarnath. Styles.519 can still frag.

Warning: Contains Wheat-esque complaining over the bad mouse, not rebinding his keys, and 'what the fuck is the ability key?'

Edited by Badb0y at 19:00 GMT, 21 March 2017 - 9067 Hits
QC Scaleberer Champion page revealed (183 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 17:48 GMT, 15 March 2017 - iMsg
id Software has released the official page for Champion Scalebearer, and a short video for his ability 'Bull Rush".

Edited by Badb0y at 18:59 GMT, 21 March 2017 - 12575 Hits
QC PAX Video: phaZon on Galena, Clutch, Sorlag (60 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 12:12 GMT, 15 March 2017 - iMsg
More gameplay of Quake Champions at PAX East featuring ESReality user United States of America phaZon playing Galena, Clutch, Sorlag, Nyx, on map Blood Covenant (Campgrounds-DM6).

Note: Sound has been muted as you're not able to hear game sounds in these videos anyway.

Edited by Badb0y at 18:58 GMT, 21 March 2017 - 4150 Hits
QC PAX Video: phaZon on Nyx, Galena, Visor (28 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:11 GMT, 14 March 2017 - iMsg
More gameplay of Quake Champions at PAX East featuring ESReality user United States of America phaZon playing Visor, Nyx, Galena, Anarki, and Ranger on new map Ruins of Sarnath.

Guest appearance by United States of America djWHEAT at the end (footage coming soon).

Edited by Badb0y at 18:56 GMT, 21 March 2017 - 4357 Hits
Willits: "Want to push ppl to teamplay" (124 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 04:04 GMT, 14 March 2017 - iMsg
While id Software has made a commitment to Duel and its importance in esports, much of the focus for Quake Champions is in its team-based game modes. For QC Executive Director Tim Willits, this will allow for both new players to find an easier footing in QC, and to keep Quake diehards happy.
"Historically, most of our Quake games are free-for-all, so you have one winner and 15 losers," Willits told GameSpot. "So we definitely want to push people more into teamplay because you have a better chance of winning--a 50-percent chance of winning. And it allows, especially new people, to find a champion they like, be successful, not have the entire weight of the game on their shoulders, and have these successes that build over time so you can feel more comfortable as your skills increase."

"It's 2017, and we want to have a lot of people to play the game. We both need to make our Quake fans happy but also make the game approachable and new and fresh and allow people to feel good when they play it."
Willits also remains confident that abilities in QC and comparisons to other games such as Overwatch will not detract from a true Quake experience.
"We do feel that when you come and play, you go, 'This is the right way to play.' You still run and jump and strafe-jump and rocket-jump and stuff, so it doesn't really change. I think people are like, 'Oh my god! There's abilities in Quake; you're ruining the game!' Luckily, people that have gone through [our PAX demo] are like, 'This is good,' and they see what we're trying to do.

"We needed to tap into that core DNA of Quake: skill-based, it's fast, everyone has the same weapons; no one has a weapon advantage. We have the holy trinity: rocket launcher, railgun, lightning gun--we'll never mess with that. That core game loop, the recipe for our cookie, is good. So then we just need to add on stuff and push, push, push--oh, that was too much, come back a little bit and then push, push, push.
Read the full interview at GameSpot.
Edited by Slasher at 04:10 GMT, 14 March 2017 - 9105 Hits
QC PAX Video: Slasher on Ranger (35 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 19:27 GMT, 13 March 2017 - iMsg
More gameplay of Quake Champions at PAX East featuring myself (United States of America Slasher) playing Ranger on Blood Covenant (Campgrounds-DM6).


The beginning of the video includes opening QC loot boxes and the backpack, along with initial impressions of alternate skins. The end of the video includes end of game stats and scoreboard.
Edited by Slasher at 18:54 GMT, 17 March 2017 - 4979 Hits
Quake Champions committed to Duel esport (72 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 13:44 GMT, 13 March 2017 - iMsg
While Quake Champions will have a strong emphasis on team modes, the historical Quake staple of 1v1 Duel has previously been confirmed to be in QC. While details on the inner workings of the game mode have not yet been made public and no new information was provided at PAX East, Quake Champions Executive Director Tim Willits has assured that Duel will be a focus for esports. id Software's Lead Quake Designer Adam 'SyncError' Pyle and new Esports Director United States of America John 'ZeRo4' Hill recently ventured to IEM Katowice to have CSGO pros try out the game (non-duel), and professional Quake players will be coming to id Software's offices as soon as today to test Duel further than the play tests at QuakeCon 2016.

“There is a hole with one-versus-one, it's missing from first-person eSports,” Quake Champions Executive Director Tim Willits told PCGamesN at PAX East. “The title fights are great for Quake so our Duel mode is going to be uniquely Quake, but will still incorporate the champions. We have Duels [working in-game] but we need to get more pro players to play it, just to make sure they like it. We have some coming up to id next week.

“We've been listening to [the pros] too, at Quakecon last year the pro players came in, they played our team mode and they were like 'yeah you gotta change this', we said okay, we started changing it.”
Edited by Badb0y at 17:58 GMT, 15 March 2017 - 9591 Hits
QC PAX Video: Thump4 on Anarki (132 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 08:08 GMT, 12 March 2017 - iMsg
Quake Champions video from PAX East featuring QuakeWorld & Quake 4 player United States of America Jeffrey "Thump4" McShane playing Anarki (CPM/PQL movement) on new QC map 'Ruins of Sarnath'.


Footage features alternate weapon skins including the QuakeWorld Rocket Launcher and the Quake 4 Lightning Gun.
Edited by Badb0y at 17:45 GMT, 15 March 2017 - 14987 Hits
Willits: "At its core, QC will be free" (145 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 16:56 GMT, 10 March 2017 - iMsg
Quake Champions Executive Director Tim Willits tells Polygon that "at its core [Quake Champions] will be free"

Players who want to can play Ranger for free, or they can buy the Champion Pack and get unlimited access to Ranger and all other champions for a fixed price.
At its core, it’s a free-to-play game,” Willits said, “with the option to buy the Champion Pack and just get in and play with all the Champions. There are a number of Quake players that just want to play their Quake, right? And they are familiar with the business model of our previous games, and they are totally fine. ‘I want to buy the game. I want to start playing. I want to have access to all the Champions.’

“But then we also understand that we want to get as many people into the game as possible, especially outside of North America and Western Europe, where we have a massive fan base. So we want to have the flexibility to have a free-to-play option for those people.”

“We do feel it's more approachable,” Willits said, “and we feel that with our team game modes, and then especially our dual mode, that we can fill a hole that's missing in esports today.

“We do have a really nice advantage, because lots and lots of the pro players got their start playing Quake. And yeah, they're playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now and, Overwatch, but their first love is Quake. So we want to get that critical mass where you have enough players and then we want to ... expand our competitive play, our league play as we move into late this year and next year.
Source: polygon Interview
Edited by Badb0y at 19:14 GMT, 10 March 2017 - 13301 Hits
Blood Covenant (DM6) Trailer (19 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 16:33 GMT, 10 March 2017 - iMsg
id Software has released the trailer for Quake Champions map Blood Covenant (DM6):


Source: bethesda.net
Edited by Badb0y at 07:32 GMT, 12 March 2017 - 3522 Hits
Overwatch TakeOver & Agents Rising LANs (30 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 16:29 BST, 29 May 2016 - iMsg
Today is the final day of competition for the two debut Overwatch LAN events since the games' release earlier this week. The €5,000 Germany TakeOver TV LAN is being held at the TaKe studio in Krefeld, Germany and the $10,000 United States of America Dolby Agent Rising LAN is being held at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California


Edited by Badb0y at 21:47 BST, 4 June 2016 - 7245 Hits
Overwatch Alienware Cup (138 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:54 BST, 24 May 2016 - iMsg
Hey all,

It's been a while since I posted here, and I'm sure the reception to Overwatch content may be lukewarm at best, but with the games release today Alienware is hosting a $3,000 64-team 2-day Cup today and tomorrow. Among the teams competing are many familiar faces from Quake, along with star players from other games such as Team Fortress 2, CS:GO, UT, Dirty Bomb, etc.

Among the teams competing are as follows:


Europe Rogue featuring France winz, France aKm, and Sweden TviQ (TF2) will be competing in the TakeTV LAN this weekend.

The tournament begins today and tomorrow at 5 PM EST/23:00 CET at twitch.tv/GosuGamers
Edited by Badb0y at 21:49 BST, 4 June 2016 - 17614 Hits
QCon 14 Champ Cypher on LO3 tonight (91 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 21:17 BST, 5 August 2014 - iMsg
Hey guys, it's been a while!

Tonight Live On Three with Slasher and djWHEAT returns with special guest, 4x QuakeCon Champion Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky. We'll be discussing his recent victory at QuakeCon 2014, now having the most QuakeCon victories of all time, his rivalry with United States of America rapha, and his future playing Quake.

Willing to take some of the top questions from this thread if you guys have some good ones!

For those interested, The International 2014 $5 Million Dota 2 Champions Hao of Team NewBee will also be on the show later on. I will replace the live Twitch link with that of the VOD once the show is over (will be available right away).

Begins at 7 PM EST/Midnight CET on twitch/OneMoreGameTV
Edited by Badb0y at 04:04 BST, 8 August 2014 - 24029 Hits
Interview with Rapha: Not retiring (128 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:32 BST, 6 August 2013 - iMsg
American Quake Champion United States of America Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson from SK Gaming won the Quake Live 1v1 QuakeCon 2013 Championships and $9,000 in a thrilling five game final over Russian favorite Russia Sergey "Evil" Orekhov.

Hendrixson speaks to GameSpot on winning his third QuakeCon title, now nearly a dozen major Quake Live titles. He says he will not stop competing.

"I think I'll just look at it like 'hey, if I have the time to go play in a big tournament and can prepare for it, I will,'" he says, as DreamHack's 2013 Winter event looms in the distance with $15,000 in prize money. “"So I won't say that I'll 'retire'. I’'m going to always leave the door open. I've accomplished quite a bit in Quake, and to me I don't really look at it like 'okay, I've finally won this now I'm good.' I've always tried to take it one tournament at a time and I'm always looking to win and do more and I think it'll always be that way. If you don't look at it that way it's so difficult to win against someone who really wants it more than you.

Winning a third title now does mean a lot to me considering that John [ZeRo4] is my friend, someone I looked up to as a player for a long time and was the one who helped give me the little push I needed to start being able to win," Hendrixson said. "So to have that same accomplishment as him is nice to have. As with Cypher almost every tourney we go to I want him to do very well also and we have a good friendly rivalry, neither of us gets bitter when losing to the other and now that I have three like him, the race is on to see who can get four.

Head to GameSpot to read the full interview.
Edited by Slasher at 20:32 BST, 6 August 2013 - 28038 Hits
LO3 #141 with Evil and Stermy (47 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 23:19 GMT, 5 December 2012 - iMsg
Tonight on Live On Three #141 with djWHEAT and Slasher, DreamHack Champion Russia Evil and IPL Champion Italy Stermy of Europe colwn join the show to talk about their recent victories.

Topics for discussion include Evil finally winning a major title, beating Cypher and Rapha back-to-back, thoughts on playing Shootmania, another title for Stermy, and where competitive deathmatch FPS will go from here.

Starts at 7:00 PM EST/01:00 CET at twitch.tv/OneMoreGameTV

VODs: VOD 1, VOD 2
Edited by Badb0y at 14:56 GMT, 7 December 2012 - 9616 Hits
Interview with IPL5 Champions Colwn (43 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 16:18 GMT, 5 December 2012 - iMsg
I was able to have a brief interview with IPL5 Champions Europe colwn (Italy stermy, France winz, France aKm) who took out Europe FnaticRC (France strenx, Netherlands LeKaiM, Netherlands JiePie) in the finals 3-0, winning $30,000 in the process.

Discussion includes:

- The road to victory at IPL5
- Beating strenx in the finals
- The current state of Shootmania as a competitive title
- Shootmania as a spectator sport

You can watch the full interview at GameSpot.
Edited by Slasher at 18:02 GMT, 5 December 2012 - 7920 Hits
Rapha on LiveOnThree talking DreamHack (108 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 22:58 BST, 20 June 2012 - iMsg
Tonight on Live On Three, DreamHack Champion United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson will be on the show to discuss his victory at the DreamHack 2012 Summer Championships. We'll talk with him about his run through the bracket including Semifinals against United States of America Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty, finals nemesis Belarus Alex "Cypher" Yanushevsky, and the future of Quake as it stands now.

Hosts United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith have returned from Sweden, and will be joined by United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau.

Show starts at 23:00 GMT at http://www.Twitch.tv/OneMoreGameTV

Update: VOD is available.
Edited by xou at 10:55 BST, 21 June 2012 - 14614 Hits
Lo3 #83 QuakeCon Recap with rapha (124 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 23:02 BST, 10 August 2011 - iMsg
Scheduled: 00:00 BST, 11 August 2011 to 01:30 BST, 11 August 2011
Schedule: Passed

LiveOnThree is hosted by United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau & United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith.

Live On Three #83 will recap this past weekend's biggest events - QuakeCon 2011, Assembly 2011, and the European Battle.net Invitational. QuakeCon 2011 may be the last major tournament until DreamHack later this year. QuakeCon 2011 champion United States of America Shane "SK.rapha" Hendrixson, arguably the best Quake Live player of all time and in the running for best Quake player of all time with Sweden tox, will join us on the show to discuss his second QuakeCon championship. EU Battle.net champion Netherlands Jos "Ret" De Kroon will also join the show and discuss his first major victory since Assembly Winter, and the brewing rivalry between him and NaNiwa.


Tune in tonight at 7:00 PM ET/01:00 CET!
Edited by xou at 17:00 BST, 13 August 2011 - 26613 Hits
Lo3 #82 QuakeCon Preview with 2GD (83 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 23:15 BST, 3 August 2011 - iMsg
Scheduled: 00:00 BST, 4 August 2011 to 03:00 BST, 4 August 2011
Schedule: Passed

LiveOnThree is hosted by United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau & United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith.

Live On Three #82 will recap what was the most momentous, passionate, and pure largest weekend in eSports/Competitive Gaming history with the EVO 2011 World Finals, MLG Anaheim, and the GSL July finals. As was expected by many, Korea dominated MLG, Japan won Arcade Edition at EVO (though America stepped up), and the GSL finals was another 4-0 sweep. We examine why all of this happened and if the American/Foreign players for Starcraft 2 and Fighting Games will be on notice from these events and work harder, or continue to fluster when it comes to playing fierce competition. EVO official streamer United States of America Victor "Spooky" Fontanez will join the show to discuss all of the weekend's events in Marvel vs Capcom 3, SSF4AE, Mortal Kombat 9, and how it felt to stream EVO for the very first time.

We will preview QuakeCon 2011, in what might be the last major Quake tournament for some time, with fascinating individual United Kingdom 2GD. Predictions of the groups including if Sweden tox can win it all in his first tournament back, will Belarus Cypher easily take it instead, or can United States of America rapha retain his throne as the greatest Quake Live player ever? Also thoughts on the Facebook vote, the stream and his new casting partner, and his time on the MLG cast.

Tune in tonight at 7:00 PM ET/01:00 CET!
Edited by Slasher at 02:14 BST, 4 August 2011 - 18489 Hits
MLG Live 4th of July Broadcast (986 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 11:07 BST, 4 July 2011 - iMsg
Scheduled: 19:30 BST, 4 July 2011 to 05:00 BST, 5 July 2011
Schedule: Passed

Join us today for a sneak preview of MLG Live as we knock Independence Day out of the park with ten straight hours of live streamed content featuring the best of the world of eSports/competitive gaming.

Many of you in the US will be out with friends and family for the evening, which is great! If you have some time throughout the day, check it out. If not, VOD's will provided shortly after. For everyone who can't get enough eSports, and those outside the US where it'll just be another Monday, this will be a treat.

It’s an extravaganza of gaming with all your favorite players, commentators, and community members - all streamed to you live in HD. Starcraft 2, Quake Live, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Halo: Reach and maybe even some Mortal Kombat 9/SSF4AE.

Below is the tentative schedule of events for the day. Because matches are live, there is no knowing how long games will go, along with all other apects of running a live event such as this.

United States of America Slasher will be hosting with various pro's. United Kingdom 2GD's assistance has been requested.


Watch it all LIVE at http://www.MLG.tv
Edited by Slasher at 16:44 BST, 4 July 2011 - 195105 Hits
John Carmack's vision for the next Quake (18 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 21:11 BST, 17 June 2011 - iMsg
id Software's John Carmack has outlined his vision for the next game in the Quake series.

While confirming that the next Quake is not in development, Carmack told Eurogamer there are "strong factions" within the US developer that want to create another game in the seminal first-person shooter series.

"Nothing is scheduled here, people are not building this," Carmack said.

"We went from the Quake 2 and the Quake 4 Strogg universe. We are at least tossing around the possibilities of going back to the bizarre, mixed up Cthulhu-ish Quake 1 world and rebooting that direction.

"The way I think about some of those things, and I actually get into arguments with my wife about this, who loved the original Quake game, I looked at the original Quake as this random thing, because we really didn't have our act together very well."

Read the entire article on EuroGamer .
Edited by xou at 22:03 BST, 17 June 2011 - 4637 Hits
IEM5 EU Champion Cooller on Lo3 #68 (170 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:26 GMT, 25 January 2011 - iMsg
Scheduled: 00:00 GMT, 26 January 2011 to 02:00 GMT, 26 January 2011
Schedule: Passed

Update: VOD of the show is now up.

Live On Three #68 with djWHEAT, Slasher & SirScoots is tonight with a recap of the ESL IEM European Championships. I have made the rounds and can happily say we are fortunate enough to bring on the three champions in Quake Live, Starcraft 2 & CS 1.6 even as the early morning hours hit. First time and long-awaited Quake Live champion Anton "Cooller" Singov, Sweden's continued dominance in SC2 with Jeffrey "SjoW" Brusi, and fnatic's Patrik "cArn" Sättermon showing what a leader is capable of.

GSL S4 Finals:
- Preview and predictions of the S4 Grand Finals between MVP and MarineKing, the first GSL Terran champion.
- Recap of the Ro4 and Ro8 - IdrA & Jinro foreigner losses, NaDa gets swept, NesTea the last Zerg hope goes down.
- What four foreigners should go to Code A for S5?

News includes:
- Danish CS 1.6 player assault by Ukranian police at IEM, forced bribery with police (http://www.hltv.org/news/6068-ze-assaulted-by-ukrainian-police)
- Controversy hits Quake Live in Cooller/strenx semifinal with lag issues 2 minutes in the fifth map, the power cutting out, and now an infamous 27-second replay. (http://www.esfiworld.com/ql/match/2011-01-23-strenx-vs-cooller)
- Grubby rumored to leave EG for Chinese team to play WC3 in China instead of SC2 (http://www.tatazu.com/index.php?action-viewnews-itemid-16062)
- ESEA Founder Craig Levine confirms SC2 finals for it's inaugural season will be held online, not at their Dallas LAN (http://vvvgaming.podbean.com/2011/01/20/losers-bracket-round-51/)

Show starts at 7 PM EST/01:00 CET and can be seen live at http://www.djWHEAT.tv/live.php
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IEM5 European Championship Finals - Day3 (1188 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 10:49 GMT, 22 January 2011 - iMsg
Scheduled: 10:00 GMT, 23 January 2011 to 19:00 GMT, 23 January 2011
Schedule: Passed

The European Championship Finals of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 group stage is now over and continues with the bracket playoffs.

All Group Stage VOD's are now uploaded. Mid-event/group stage video interviews with Cypher 1, Cypher 2, strenx 1, strenx 2, k1llsen, fazz, Spart1e, Madix have been added.

ESL TV is proposing a premium stream special offer for 3.99€. United Kingdom Joe, Germany calipt (QL) and Netherlands RotterdaM (SC2) will be the commentators on the main ESL TV stream. There will also be a second stream covering SC2, as well Russian and Polish streams.

Also, Level Up TV with nVc, Slasher, Stermy, Fishstix, ischju and friends will cover most of the Quakelive matches! Join mIRC #lvl^ for the chat / flood during the matches. You can find more details about all the streams available on the schedule page.

Update: Bronze final game will be played at 12:00 GMT instead of originally announced 16:45 GMT.


Groups: QuakeLive, StarCraft II / Brackets: QuakeLive, StarCraft II
Links: European Championship Finals, Schedule - YouTube Facebook Twitter
Coverage: Level Up TV, SK, Fnatic, TEK9, TL, ESFI, Razer, Germany Fragster, France FFF, Germany DerQuaker, Slovakia Quakelive.sk
Galleries: ESL, Fnatic, Reason, Fragster, vh
Edited by Demiurge at 16:06 GMT, 23 January 2011 - 196909 Hits
id Software talking to MLG, WCG, ESEA (179 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 15:26 GMT, 22 December 2010 - iMsg
On this past weekend's Live On Three #65, the last one of 2011, I confirmed that id Software is currently talking to Major League Gaming, the World Cyber Games, and ESEA regarding the inclusion of Quake Live in each of the respective leagues for 2011. After the communication breakdown at MLG Dallas, it is confirmed that talks have been initiated from both sides for North America's premier competitive gaming league. There is also much discussion on whether Quake Live fits MLG's business model for the next year, and if they need the game at all to begin with.

You can watch the whole show on Blip.tv, or on uStream if you're having tracking issues. The QL discuss starts at 48:20.

Live On Three is hosted by United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau and United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith.
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Cypher wins DHW10 Kaspersky Championship (856 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 19:30 GMT, 27 November 2010 - iMsg
The Kaspersky Quakelive Championship tournament at DreamHack Winter 2010 is now over. Make sure you watch the VODs made by Level Up TV and check out the demos.

Final rankings
cup_gold Belarus srs/rzr/Cypher - 45 000 SEK (~4 900€)
cup_silver United States of America EG|DaHanG - 15 000 SEK (~1 600€)
cup_bronze Germany ESC|k1llsen - 10 000 SEK (~1 000€)
4th. France fnatic\strenx
5-8th. Cooller, av3k, rapha, stermy
9-12th. noctis, spart1e, Krysa, GUard
13-16th. GaRpY, p0ni, fazz, Vo0

Streams: mIRCTwitter Level Up TV (VODs / YouTube), Germany gS-TV, Russia c58 (HQ/LQ)
Links: Tournament page, Spreadsheet, mIRC #DreamHack.Quake
Coverage: TEK9, SK, StermyTV, Germany Fragster, France FFF, Russia Cyberfight, Day1 @ ESR
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MLG Dallas Starcraft 2 (75 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 17:40 GMT, 5 November 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 21:00 GMT, 5 November 2010 to 22:00 GMT, 7 November 2010
Schedule: Passed

Major League Gaming's National Championships are this weekend in Dallas, Texas, and will feature the largest Starcraft 2 tournament thus far outside of Korea.

The event is being streamed live all weekend on MLG's site with commentary by United States of America Sean "Day9" Plott, United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, and United States of America JP McDaniel.

MLG DC champion United States of Americasc2_zergGreg "EG.IdrA" Fields will be on hand to defend his title against MLG DC 2nd place finisher United States of Americasc2_terranKyung Hyun "d.SeleCT" Ryooa and a slew of opponents from around the globe. TeamLiquid has sent their entire team to the event including star player Germanysc2_terran/sc2_zergDario "LiquidTLO" Wünsch and Swedes Swedensc2_zergHayder "HayprO" Hussein and Swedensc2_terranJonathan "Jinro" Walsh who have been in Korea for GSL, MLG Raleigh champion and mothership rusher Canadasc2_protossChris "HuK" Loranger, along with Netherlandssc2_zergJos "Ret" de Kroon and United States of Americasc2_protossTyler "NonY" Wasieleski.

Other first-time MLG attendees include fnatic stars IEM North American champion Perusc2_terranJian Carlo "Fenix" Morayra Alejo, and the impressive Taiwansc2_zergYang "Sen" Chia Cheng.

The Americans will look to defend their home turf with Root gaming's strong lineup of United States of Americasc2_terranKevin "qxc" Riley, Canadasc2_protossJonathan "KiWiKaKi" Garneau and Canadasc2_zergPaul-David "SLush" Pagé and EG's United States of Americasc2_zergBryce "Machine" Bates, United States of Americasc2_protossGeoff "iNcontroL" Robinson, and United States of Americasc2_terranJacob "LzGamer" Winstead.

Other notable names to look out for include MLG Raleigh third place finisher Germanysc2_protossGiacomo "Socke" Thüs, GSL participant United States of Americasc2_terranTrevor "TorcH" Housten and YouTube caster United States of America Alex "HDStarcraft" Do.


Links: SC2 Brackets, SC2 Stream
Edited by xou at 14:47 GMT, 6 November 2010 - 17289 Hits
id Software to chat with MLG in Dallas (164 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 12:33 GMT, 4 November 2010 - iMsg
According to SyncError, id Software's head of Quake Live Steve Nix will be meeting with Major League Gaming (assuming with CEO Sundance) at this weekend's national championship event in Dallas, Texas. This is presumably to talk about next year's 2011 circuit, and the possibility of getting the game on there. Each season has 5 events (possible 6 next year), and with Starcraft 2 out, MLG PC has never been bigger or have more pull than now.

Show your support here.
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Starcraft 2 EG Masters Cup Finals (10 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 15:12 GMT, 31 October 2010 - iMsg
Today is the final day of the Starcraft 2 EG MSI Masters Cup, with only 4 players remaining from the original 16. Tournament favorite Canadasc2_protossroot.KiWiKaKi has already been eliminated, along with teammate United States of Americasc2_terranroot.Drewbie.

The remaining four players vying for the $1,000 first place prize are Canadasc2_protossTL.HuK, Canadasc2_zergroot.SLush, United States of Americasc2_zergEG.Machine and United States of Americasc2_terranEG.LzGaMeR. The winner of the event will then face off against United States of Americasc2_zergEG.IdrA who is here in the States preparing for MLG Dallas next weekend. If the player wins, they will be awarded a MSI GT660 notebook.

The whole event is being broadcasted by United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and United States of America Sean "Day9" Plott on the mic, and United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith behind the desk.


Stream: djWHEAT / VODs: Blip.tv
Links: EG Master's Cup, Brackets
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MLG DC Starcraft 2 Day 2 (113 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:10 BST, 15 October 2010 - iMsg
Major League Gaming's DC event is here featuring an impressive lineup for it's second Starcraft 2 tournament.

MLG Raleigh champion Canadasc2_protossTL.HuK is here to defend his title, along with several other players from Raleigh including Canadasc2_protossroot.KiWiKaKi, United States of Americasc2_terranEG.LzGaMeR, United States of Americasc2_terranroot.qxc, United States of Americasc2_protossTL.Tyler (NonY), United States of Americasc2_zergEG.Machine, Canada sc2_protossfnatic.TTOne, and United States of Americasc2_protossEG.iNcontroL. Three first-time MLG players who look to do well are United States of Americasc2_zergEG.IdrA who's here before he starts GSL Season 2, and Ukrainesc2_protossWhite-Ra & Netherlandssc2_zergTL.ret to represent Europe. Brackets will be released right before the event goes live.

Like last event, all matches will have commentary by United States of America Day9 and United States of America JP, but this time will also have the addition of United States of America djWHEAT. United States of America HD and United States of America Husky are not in attendance.

The live stream can be found on the front page of MGLPro.com all weekend. The schedule is below, with the finals taking place Saturday night. Those wanting to come down to the event and watch and can do so for free at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just outside DC.


Links: SC2 Brackets, SC2 Stream
Edited by Slasher at 14:16 BST, 16 October 2010 - 18127 Hits
WCG Grand Finals in Los Angeles Day 4 (86 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 00:17 BST, 1 October 2010 - iMsg
The World Cyber Games Grand Finals are currently going on live this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Games featured this year include Counter-Strike 1.6, Starcraft 1, Warcraft 3 and Tekken 6, while League of Legends is a sponsored game.

Commentary this weekend will be provided by: United Kingdom Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner (Counter-Strike 1.6), Norway Jonas "BSL" Alsaker Vikan (Counter-Strike 1.6), United Kingdom Shaun "Apollo" Clark (Starcraft), United States of America Bruce "Rivington" Bisland (Starcraft, Tekken 6), Netherlands Kevin "RotterdaM" van der Kooi (Warcraft 3), United States of America David "Phreak" Turley (League of Legends), United States of America Ben "FishStix" Goldhaber (Quake Wars Online), along with several others.

This year the finals have two streams running at once, one for the Main Stage and one for the Broadcasting Stage. A free low quality stream is available for both, along with a paid high quality stream for purchase. The high quality stream can be purchased for $9.95 for each day, or $29.95 for the weekend. A low quality re-stream of the Broadcast Stage is being done on Samsung's Livestream.


VOD's are being edited and uploaded after each day has finished on WCG's video page. Results can be found on WCG's results page, as well as photos they're doing.

Coverage: Germany Fragster
Galleries: Fragster Pre-Pics, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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WCG USA 2010 (60 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 12:58 BST, 12 September 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 18:00 BST, 11 September 2010 to 02:30 BST, 13 September 2010
Schedule: Passed

We are here at the World Cyber Games 2010 United States of America US Finals at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, where qualifiers will take place in Starcraft 1, Counter-Strike 1.6, Tekken 6, Warcraft 3 and more as entrance to the WCG Grand Finals later this month at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This will presumably be the final year of action in the original Starcraft before moving on to Starcraft 2 next year. Players and teams participating include Evil Geniuses (CS), WinOut.net feat. Rambo (CS), Geoff "EG.iNcontroL" Robinson (SC), Kelby "EG.iNkA" Williams (SC), Phil "LongWalk" Crawford (WC3), Reepal "Rip" Parbhoo (T6) and more.

The entire event will be streamed by the Live On Three crew of Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, Rod "Slasher" Breslau and Scott "SirScoots" Smith. Special guests to help commentate throughout the weekend include Sean "Day9" Plott, Bruce Rivington, Adande "sWooZie" Thorne and Mark "MarkMan" Julio. All the action can be watched live on djWHEAT.tv and WCG Live.


Groups, Brackets and Scores can be found on WCG USA, as well as Photos on their Flickr.
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MLG Raleigh Starcraft 2 Debut Event (129 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 04:11 BST, 29 August 2010 - iMsg
Stream is now LIVE on MLG's site.

Starcraft 2 will be making it's circuit debut at Major League Gaming's 50th live event in Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend.

All of North America's best players will be in attendance with the exception of United States of Americasc2_zergIdrA and United States of Americasc2_zergArtosis who both live in South Korea and will be attending the GSL qualifiers. Notable names include United States of Americasc2_protossTL.Tyler (NonY), Canadasc2_terrancoL.silver, United States of Americasc2_zergEG.Machine, Canadasc2_protossM.HuK, Canadasc2_protossroot.KiWiKaKi, United States of Americasc2_terranroot.qxc, United States of Americasc2_terranEG.LzGaMeR, Canada sc2_protossfnatic.TTOne and Canadasc2_zergSLush. Europeans Swedensc2_terrand.SjoW and Germanysc2_protossSocke will also be in attendance to try and dash the American and Canadian hopes.

All matches will be casted by United States of America Day9, United States of America JP, United States of America Husky and United States of America HD, rotating out with different pairings. The live stream can be found on the front page of http://www.MLGPro.com all weekend. Brackets have not been released yet.

Schedule is below, with the finals taking place Saturday night.

Edited by mickzerofive at 04:11 BST, 29 August 2010 - 23097 Hits
Lo3 #57 GamesCom with k1llsen & MorroW (24 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 17:25 BST, 22 August 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 19:00 BST, 22 August 2010 to 22:30 BST, 22 August 2010
Schedule: Passed

UPDATE: VOD's of the interviews with k1llsen & MorroW can be found on Lo3 #57 & WoC #9

"Live On Three" is hosted by United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau and United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith.

Today's "Live On Three" #57 will be a special post-GamesCom edition of the show, which will also involve djWHEAT's other show, "Weapon of Choice", which specializes in Starcraft 2.

GamesCom 2010 winners Germany Marcel "k1llsen" Paul and Sweden Stefan "MorroW" Andersson will be coming on both shows to talk about their victories, and their immediate afterthoughts. k1llsen will join "Live On Three" to dive into his first major international LAN victory, how it felt to play and win in front of his home crowd, and the difficulties in taking down last year's Season 4 champion, United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson. MorroW joins "Weapon of Choice" to discuss his last-minute entrance into GamesCom to begin with, the many cries of 'imbalance' for Terran in StarCraft 2, and how he was able to take out the machine that is United States of America Greg "IdrA" Fields in the finals.

The first person knocked out of WCG Ultimate Gamer Season 2, United States of America Michael "michs09" Labelle, will also be on the show.

Tune into "Weapon of Choice" at 18:00 GMT for MorroW, and "Live On Three" at 20:00 GMT for k1llsen, all broadcasted on djWHEAT.tv.

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Lo3 #56 Post-QuakeCon w/ stermy & proZaC (86 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 04:33 BST, 18 August 2010 - iMsg
Live On Three is hosted by United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau and United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith.

Live On Three #56 is now online featuring discussing regarding several aspects of this year's QuakeCon including Belarus Cypher and Russia Cooller's epic final, Sweden proZaC's banning, and the multitude of DNS, streaming, and coverage issues at the event. Special guests on the show include first-time top 3 QuakeCon finisher Italy Stermy, the infamous proZaC, and QuakeLive.tv's United States of America Ben "FishStix" Goldhaber.

Stermy's thoughts on Cooller gg'ing him with 3:30 left on Furious Heights:
What can I say? I mean..that's Cooller, ya know? it was probably 10 frags ahead with 3 minuted left, and I knew that the match was pretty much over, but I gusss he wanted to get into my head because I won the first map. I don't get scared of those things anymore. I played during the time when United Kingdom 2GD was playing, and I mean that guy's trash talk is definitely worse than Coollers even, so i have enough experience from that, I don't get annoyed anymore by it. Cooller is like that, gotta take it for what it's worth.

proZaC on getting booted from QuakeCon:
...I'm playing my game which is awesome - I kept it sexy. I thought Canada sparks was a half-newb, and wanted to show the world you can play Quake without pressing +back, just keeping it fucking sexy, and i lost int he last 15 econds because i missed a rocket jump to red armor. If I got that rocket jump I would have won hands down. When I lose to sparks I'm steaming so I go to the pool - I'm out. Go to the pool, get my swim on, get my drink on, when my CTF team comes and says I have to come back and play

Listen to the show now on djWHEAT.blip.tv. QuakeCon talk starts at 5:00, FishStix on at 38:00, Stermy on at 46:00, proZaC on at 60:00.
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LIVE: QuakeCon Live On Three w/ Guests (7 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 21:27 BST, 15 August 2010 - iMsg
NOW LIVE: QuakeCon with special guests Sweden proZaC and Italy stermy

http://www.djWHEAT.tv

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QuakeCon Lo3 with Guests (2 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 21:14 BST, 15 August 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 21:00 BST, 15 August 2010 to 00:00 BST, 16 August 2010
Schedule: Passed

So tired and this is late but now LIVE - QuakeCon special of Live on Three - with special guests Sweden proZaC & Italy stermy

Watch it now on http://www.djWHEAT.tv

Edited by xou at 21:17 BST, 15 August 2010 - 2863 Hits
QuakeCon 2010 Day 2 Round-Up (94 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 11:38 BST, 14 August 2010 - iMsg
Sorry for the delay, had to get some sleep. QuakeCon 2010's second day is over, and the problems continue. The tournament once again stalled for several hours without any notice from anyone at QuakeCon. It seems DNS issues continue to plague the event, only briefly resuming for the United States of America vamp1re vs Australia dandaking match before lag struck mid-way through, calling it a day once again. United States of America Evil Geniuses' player manager Stuart Ewen comments: "This even has been the single most disappointing Quake tournament I have attended, while the head admins are not at fault the lack of organization and preparation leading up to and during the event is deplorable. If the buzz around the forums is true as well, then the BYOC is in a similar state."

Gamespot decided to restream the event on their site, which was pretty cool for however long it was up.

Sweden proZaC was escorted by police and kicked out of QuakeCon for indecent exposure after changing his pants in the tournament area after coming back from the pool. "No kids, no families, no nothing. Fuck QuakeCon. I'm OUT! Love", says proZaC in his posting, who's been relegated to room arrest in his hotel due to the incident. He tells me later, "The way those guys were coming at me, it's like they think I'm a terrorist or something. The police made me wait like two hours." He has and is currently ready to party in room 2269. It seems as long as you have a tie on, you're good to go.

I have given a short interview regarding my inability to attend this year's QuakeCon, as well as several news stories that have popped up. "Although I had not logged into the Focus Test in quite a while, and the information was public, I had still signed the NDA previously, and was therefore banned from Quake Live for a month. Then a few days ago I received an email stating I would not be allowed to enter QuakeCon 2010."

proZaC and I are not wanted.

United States of America chance and United States of America destrukt had their quite boring rematch from last week's IVGHOF, with destrukt able to squeak out two one-frag victories. From what I hear, a video exists of chance not too happy after the loss, stringing obscenities towards destrukt after it was over. Italy stermy looks in good form, taking down United States of America DaHanG in straight maps with a close win on Lost World (dm13), and a very strong defensive showing on Battleforged. The italian now looks forward to a hotly-anticipated semifinal with United States of America rapha, who he's taken out before. Sweden Spart1e came back down a map and railed his way to victory against Russia Cooller to send the fan-favorite into the lower bracket, before being taken out by Belarus Cypher in the upper bracket semifinals. Spart1e had a sizeable lead against Cypher on Aerowalk before letting it slip away in the final minutes (Video: Cypher POV), leading to a rather one-sided victory on Lost World.

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QuakeCon 2010 Day 1 Round-Up (106 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 10:22 BST, 13 August 2010 - iMsg
QuakeCon 2010's first day is over and a long one it was. In what seems to be a theme year after year, the QuakeCon tournaments did not start at all today, fueled by an electrical fire in the tournament area, and continued by delay after delay, which resulted in the decision to call it a day to the dismay of unhappy and tired viewers.

Brackets for Duel and CTF have been released with some interesting match-ups ahead.

United States of America chance and United States of America destrukt will meet each other in the second round after their heated encounter at the IVGHOF last weekend which saw destrukt forfeit to chance in the end out of frustration. According to United States of America DaHanG, destrukt has already proclaimed this "to be over already." Sweden proZaC has been practicing and is trying to make a real run at this year's event, but will have to face a tough Canada sparks in the first round, and a determined Italy stermy in the second. A stermy who's still one of the very few to take out United States of America rapha in a set of maps. On the other side of the bracket, unless Netherlands draven can continue to impress and United States of America LoSt-CaUzE can make a next to impossible comeback, we will most likely be seeing Belarus Cypher versus France strenx and Sweden Spart1e versus Russia Cooller quarterfinals.

United States of America Evil Geniuses might find some opposition in United States of America compLexity on their way to the winner's bracket finals, but will probably arrive with relative ease. Europe Fnatic and United Kingdom Deus want their shot at a rematch with EG, but shouldn't look too far ahead as they're in for a tight game with United States of America Loaded in the semifinals.

DaHanG says he isn't thrilled with Battleforged, and hopes a placebo will get him past rapha, if he makes it there.

John Carmack is still the most bad-ass programmer in the world and has managed to "do some fairly clever things" to get their new title Rage working on the iPhone - at 60 fps! It looks sick.

Carmack also announced a little QuakeCon gift, as he has released the source codes for Return to Castle Wolfenstein (Singleplayer) / Return to Castle Wolfenstein (Multiplayer) / Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The source codes hold no game data, so you must have the games to access assets from each.

Doom 4 will not be shown at this year's QuakeCon, after id Software previously promised last year that it would be. CEO Todd Hollenshead commented that the company wanted to put more work into it before it was revealed.

id Tech 5 will apparently be for Bethesda titles only, with Hollenshead stating "I think that [Epic] made a strategic choice to focus on the middleware service stuff, and we never pretended to be focused on technology licensing...Epic's made a good business out of that so kudos to them, but I wouldn't change the way we've done things."

Lastly, you can buy every current id Software and Bethesda game right now through Steam $70. All of them. That's only slightly more than a year's subscription to Quake Live.

PS. I have contacted HEXUS Lead Developer Steve Kerrison (steve.kerrison@hexus.net) about the site load for this weekend, and he is making sure to keep ESR up and running for the duration of QuakeCon (and other major events from now on). Send him thanks.
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QuakeCon 2010: Day 1 with DaHanG (35 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 07:18 BST, 13 August 2010 - iMsg
The first day of QuakeCon 2010 has concluded. Evil Geniuses' United States of America Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty is seeded 5th in duel while his team took the top spot in CTF. He faces a rather tough road ahead of him with Italy Alessandro "stermy" Avallone and nemesis United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson in his path, and shares his thoughts going into tomorrow's matches.
Rod "Slasher" Breslau: You look to face stermy in the 3rd round of the bracket as your first real challenge, what are your thoughts going up against him here?

DaHanG: He's a very strong player that you can't afford to make mistakes against. I know he stepped up a bit at ESWC by defeating rapha in groups, so he's capable of playing great games. I am just hoping to feel comfortable at the tournament with my setup and just feel good in general (awake and alert). I don't think it's really worth thinking about too much though as we both are veterans and know how each other plays. It's just going to come down to who is playing better this particular match.

Players weren't able to play their first games today, what happened there?

DaHanG: Apparently the internet was down, and this is required to play the game. The internet was up later in the afternoon, but LAN servers were still not available. I don't know any technical details, but more games will be played Friday because of it - and I hope because I'm in both tournaments there aren't scheduling issues or personal fatigue. I hope things are VERY smooth tomorrow.

The full interview can be read on the next page.

Photo: SK-Gaming.com
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Not attending QuakeCon, no Live coverage (95 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 09:46 BST, 12 August 2010 - iMsg
I recently stated on this past weekend's International Video Game Hall of Fame event and Live On Three that I would be providing scores, interviews and features coverage live from QuakeCon 2010 for Tek-9.org, Crossfire.nu, and here on ESReality. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will no longer be attending QuakeCon, and will not be able to make any on-site updates.

I will still attempt to make off-site updates and coverage from watching the stream and talking to my contacts at the event. Sorry to those who wanted more content!
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Live On Three 55 QuakeCon Preview & Day9 (113 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:02 BST, 8 August 2010 - iMsg
Live On Three is hosted by Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, Rod "Slasher" Breslau and Scott "SirScoots" Smith

Live On Three #55 airs today as a preview to next weekend's QuakeCon 2010 which features large Duel and CTF tournaments, as well as the major release event for Quake Live out of beta.

United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson, Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov, Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky, United States of America Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty, Poland Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski, Italy Alessandro "stermy" Avallone will be attending, while Sweden Magnus "fojji" Olsson, Austria Richard "noctis" Gansterer, United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill, and Sweden Pelle "fazz" Soderman will not be, and we'll give our thoughts on the player list and predictions for CTF and duel.

We will also be discussing the recently announced Quake Live pro and premium packages; how the community response has been, whether they're fair, and if people will pay for it.

Starcraft 2 broadcaster United States of America Sean "Day9" Plott will also be making his first appearance on the show. We will talk about all the recent announcements by GomTV, Major League Gaming and the Electronic Sports League, and how they've all scheduled tournaments on the same weekend.

Update: VOD of the show is now online at blip.tv.
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ESWC 2010 Finals: Day 3 (939 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 04:38 BST, 3 July 2010 - iMsg
The eswc ESWC Finals 2010 will take place from Thursday to Sunday at the New Port Bay hotel in France Disneyland Paris.

Please upvote the thread on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/tb/clkte

To try to cover as many games as possible, United Kingdom Jay "2GD" Harding and the Swedish pimp Sweden Cyrus "proZaC" Malekani will be on one stream, while United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau and United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham will be on the other stream. (djWHEAT may wake up late and I will have to do things solo for a little while).

TV1 HQ (2GD+proZaC): http://www.own3d.tv/live/74
TV1 LQ (2GD+proZaC): http://www.own3d.tv/live/75
TV2 HQ (djWHEAT+Slasher): http://www.own3d.tv/live/131
TV2 LQ (djWHEAT+Slasher): http://www.own3d.tv/live/132
Livestream (no cast): http://www.livestream.com/lvlup


Links: ESWC Quake, ESR Day 1, ESR Day 2
Streams: Levelup TV (HQ, LQ, mIRC), Germany GameSports TV, Russia Good Game, Ukraine ping.ua
Coverages: SK, Fnatic, EG, Tek-9, Germany Fragster, Russia CyberFight, France FFF, Poland Cybersport, China Replays, Ukraine ping.ua
Interviews: Cypher @ SK, Cooller @ fragster, Cypher & Cooller @ coverage.su
Gallery: Cooller Facebook, Fragster Thursday, Fragster Friday, Liefje, Vh
Demos & Config: gouzouboudou.free.fr
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Rapha wins EG Masters Cup (421 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 19:39 BST, 28 June 2010 - iMsg
Got approval from admins to bump this up. All of the VOD's from this event were uploaded a day or two after it was over, but E3 was starting that Monday and I had to fly directly to LA and didn't have time to update the post. After it was over, Dreamhack was starting, and I didn't want to interrupt the coverage. With ESWC two days away, I figured I'd do this now before it gets too late, and let people watch Rapha and DaHanG in some matches before ESWC starts.

Rapha vs DaHanG Notebook Finals: Map 1, Map 2, Map 3, Map 4
Rapha vs DaHanG Grand Finals: Map 1, Map 2, Map 3
ZeRo4 vs dkt Third Place: Map 1, Map 2, Map 3
ZeRo4 vs DaHanG Semifinals (best match imo): Map 1 , Map 2, Map 3, Map 4
Rapha vs dkt Semifinals: Map 1, Map 2, Map 3

The other quarterfinals matches can be found on wheat's Blip.

Update: Shane "rapha" Hendrixson has won the EG Masters Cup, winning both the grand finals and the exhibition match over Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty, 3-0 and 3-1, respectively.

Finals rankings:
cup_gold 1st. United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson - $2,000
cup_silver 2nd. United States of America Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty - $1,000
cup_bronze 3rd. United States of America Brian "destrukt" Flander - $500
4th. United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill
5-8th. United States of America Chance "chance" Lacina, Canada Andy "gellehsak" Ryder, United States of America Christopher "tehnewbz" Messer, Canada Tom "griffin" Wall
The MSI EG Masters Cup top 8 starts today, with Live On Three bringing you all the action, as United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT Graham and United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith will be broadcasting live from Phoenix, Arizona while United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau will be Skyping in.
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MLG CEO Sundance on LIve on Three #52 (24 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 17:10 BST, 31 May 2010 - iMsg
Update: VODs of a great interview with Sundance have now been put online, including his thoughts on Quake Live entering the MLG circuit (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).

Live On Three is hosted by United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau, and Scott "SirScoots" Smith.

Today's show will feature a very special guest, one who we've been teasing about for a long time. Major League Gaming's United States of America Sundance DiGiovanni will join the show, giving his first interview since becoming CEO of MLG when three weeks ago former CEO United States of America Matthew Bromberg stepped down after a difference in opinion with Sundance on the future of MLG.

We will talk with Sundance about several topics including the incident with Bromberg and what his differing vision of the league is, additions to the PC circuit including the possible selection of Quake Live and Starcraft 2, the difficulties of inclding Super Street Fighter 4, the release of Halo: Reach and the impact moving forward, the floundering of GotFrag.com and how GameBattles.com is shaping up, and why MLG refuses to use the term "eSports", plus much more!


Tune into Live On Three today at 20:00 GMT on djWHEAT.tv

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TEK9's March Quake Live Top 10 Rankings (198 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 19:04 GMT, 11 March 2010 - iMsg
After last month's inaugural TEK-9.org Quake Live Top 10 Rankings list, which was extremely well received by the community, the March version has just been released. The rankings are based off of five journalist and broadcaster perspectives, with professional player votes being added next month.

With the Intel Extreme Masters Season 4 Championships now over, the rankings list looks quite similar to the final standings of the event, with some small differences. Everyone agrees on one point though, that United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson is currently the best Quake player in the world.


"The Russian continues to play sexy Quake, aggressive, compulsive and dynamic, whilst rapha is more calculated, precise, complex, fast thinking and much more the strategist than his rival" commented ReDeYe on the finals. djWHEAT was disappointed by the bottom half of the competition stating "I was so underwhelmed with the 7-12th place play, that I've actually given the 10th spot to Quake 3's infamous UnnamedPlayer. Hopefully that will incite some change in those who are currently just below that coveted 10th ranking spot. "

See the rankings and read up on the panel's views on TEK-9.org.
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Lo3 #44 with champion Rapha (152 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 18:15 GMT, 7 March 2010 - iMsg

Live On Three sees the return of co-host and Team EG manager Scott "SirScoots" Smith from the Canadian olympics, who will talk about his trip and his players performances here this week at the Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 Finals. Quake Live champion United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson will be this week's featured guest, going over his road to victory including revenge on American champion United States of America Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty, a miraculous comeback against Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky, and an epic final with Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov.

Also joining the show today are ESEA News Editor-in-chief United States of America Mark "jESUIT" Cheben and World of Ming lead editor United States of America Nick "Bodi" Johnson. jESUIT will be talking about the launch of ESEA's new site, and diving into the Counter-Strike 1.6 action which saw the first event major champion for a Ukrainian team with Na'Vi taking out the legendary fnatic in the finals. Bodi will dive into World of Warcraft, where America's Team EG, who picked up a stand-in just days prior to the event and was expected to easily be knocked out in the group stages, clawed their way through the best of America, Europe and Korea to take top honors.

Tune into Live On Three today at 21:00 GMT on djWHEAT.tv

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Lo3 #42 - DaHanG, IEM, TSL2 Champion (8 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 18:14 GMT, 28 February 2010 - iMsg

Live On Three returns to normal after last week's special Silent Gamers Cup broadcast, where United States of America Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty took out United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson from the lower bracket. The event saw over 100,000 unique viewers, 250,000 total visits, an average of 4,000 concurrent viewers, and astonishing 2400 days (not hours) of watching time. We thank everyone for tuning in, and are pleased to say that the VOD's for the event should be released on Monday.

This week we will be covering the TeamLiquid StarLeague 2 Finals and previewing the Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 championships this week. The TSL S2 finals will be between Protoss hero United States of America Tyler "NonY" Wasieleski and Zerg mastermind Germany Christoph "Mondragon" Semke, vying for the $10,000 grand prize in a grandiose best of 7. The final starts at 2 PM EST, and at the conclusion of the event, the winner (NonY or Mondragon) will be coming on Live On Three for a post-game interview. Commentators United States of America Blake "Chill" Muzar and United States of America Sean "Day[9]" Plott may also show up. The IEM S5 championships start this Tuesday at CeBIT in Germany, with the best players and teams across North America, Europe and Asia come together to compete for $170,000 in Quake Live, Counter-Strike 1.6 and WoW PvP. The aforementioned Silent Gamers Cup winner DaHanG will be joining the show to go over his win last week, his bootcamp in Germany thus far, and how he feels going into the finals. Prominent journalists in each of their respective game's will be coming on to preview all the action this week, with HLTV.org's Denmark Marc "Nix0n" Winther (CS 1.6), Major League Gaming and BlizzCon broadcaster United States of America Jared "vhell" Coulston (WoW) and TeK-9.org's Ireland Liam "crow" Crowley (Quake Live).

Tune in at 21:00 GMT at djWHEAT.tv

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Lo3 #42 Silent Gamers Day 2, Alex Valle (215 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 11:11 GMT, 21 February 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 18:30 GMT, 21 February 2010 to 01:00 GMT, 22 February 2010
Schedule: Passed


Myself and United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham will be casting the final day of the Silent Gamers Cup (Brackets: WB, LB). The following will be the attempted stream running order:


At the conclusion of the event, Street Fighter legend United States of America Alex Valle will be coming on to talk about a new fighting tournament series he is a part of that is launching called the SoCal Level|Up Tournament series. The debut event will is set to take place next weekend, February 27th, at Dave & Busters at The Block at Orange. There will be a 64-man tournament in Street Fighter 4 and Tekken 6, featuring the west coast's top players and a bonus $1,000 for each winner. Level|Up COO United States of America Jimmy "ShinJN" Nguyen and media specialist United States of America AJ "PotatoHead" Papa will be joining the call as well to talk about the release and concept of this project, the first event next weekend, and what we might see in the future, including the release of Super Street Fighter 4 in the near future.


Note: If you're on Reddit, go to http://www.reddit.com/tb/b4o4z

Watch it at djWHEAT.tv!
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Lo3 GGL & CGS Valentine's Massacre (32 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 18:28 GMT, 14 February 2010 - iMsg
Today is a special Valentine's Day Massacre episode of Live On Three with your hosts United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau (SirScoots at the olympics). djWHEAT, who worked for both Global Gaming (GGL, formerly the Global Gaming League) and the Championship Gaming Series (CGS), will be having a tell-all exclusive on the rise and fall of both of these large companies.

We want to hear your questions. Send them into Lo3@djWHEAT.tv

Topics from both leagues include:

GGL - Early 'vSports' involvement at the company, buying out and collapse of ClanBase, along with the slow death of AmeriCup and EuroCup, the Hip Hop Gaming League and Professional Baseball Gaming League, the failed Digital Games Chinese Olympics event, and the owed money to both players and former employees

CGS - Draft at Playboy Mansion, the selection of mediocre games across two seasons, the decision to use Counter-Strike: Source and not 1.6, Jonathon "Fatal1ty" Wendel's commentating ability, CEO Andy Reif being replaced, TV vs corporate and online streaming, the failure in the CS production value, and the spending of $40 million in two years

Tune into Live On Three this Sunday at 21:00 GMT on djWHEAT.tv

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Lo3 #40 CSPromod w/ Alex Garfield (37 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 16:47 GMT, 7 February 2010 - iMsg
The VOD has now been posted online - http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4545061

After one week of public release for CSProMod, including reactions from pro-players in both the 1.6 community and Source community, as well as the media's differing opinions, Head of Development United States of America Alex Garfield will be a guest on Live On three this Sunday at 4 PM EST/22:00 CET. We will be talking about how the release has gone thus far and if things have gone as expected, better, or worse, his reactions to the player and media statements, more information and hopefully a general release date for 1.05, and what the plan is for CSProMod for the future of the Counter-Strike community.

Former SK Gaming Editor-in-Chief and current Replays.net editor United Kingdom Lawrence "Malystryx" Phillips has written an article detailing the death of Warcraft 3 in Europe, Korean players growing dislike for European organizations, and the move into Starcraft II in the near future. Malystryx will be coming on the show to talk more about his thoughts , and the possible imminent death of Warcraft 3.

Tune into Live On Three this Sunday at 21:00 GMT on djWHEAT.tv


Other news topics to be discussed include:

- ESL's Intel Extreme Masters Asia Championships wind down, with the Chinese legend China Fan "Jibo" Zhibo winning, and Swedish pimp Sweden Cyrus "proZaC" Malekani also qualifying for the Quake Live Global Finals, while CS 1.6 and WoW continue
- SK Editor-in-Chief Duncan "Thorin" Shields has written an article "In search of the greatest team of all time", taking a look back at four possible contendors to greatest team of all time: SK.swe (2003-2004), mTw.dk (2008-2009), fnatic (2008-2009), and AGAiN (2006-2009)
- A man by the name of Arbalet keeps pumping money into the Counter-Strike 1.6 scene; Announcing a $10,000 Cup in February, A $32,000 Cup for press only, and launches 'World Electronic Sports', an online league, starting with $3,500.
- Major League Gaming announces details of their first Combine event, which will be amateurs only; AOL Games President Ralph Rivera leaves AOL to be MLG's new President
- GGL gets bought by PrismOne, wants to be the "Facebook of gamers"
- The TeamLiquid StarLeague heads into the Round of 16 with action continuing to heat up
- Marvel vs Capcom 2 gets added to Evolution 2010, sells $4.2 Million on Xbox Live Arcade
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New AGP owners, TSL admins on Lo3 #39 (112 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 23:05 GMT, 31 January 2010 - iMsg
VOD is now available here.

On this week's edition of Live On Three with djWHEAT and Slasher (SirScoots will not be here for the next few weeks as he is at the Winter Olympics), we will have on the new owners of the AGP Tour. Last week it was announced that the AGP Tour would be changing management, changing direction and expanding operations. We will now be able to find out what some of these plans are, and if, how, and when they would be implemented. Additionally, we will have on TeamLiquid's Kennigit and HotBid to talk about the TeamLiquid StarLeague, currently in it's second season.

Other topics to be discussed include CSProMod's release on Monday, the ENC game announcements and the addition of Quake Live, the EVO 2010 game announcements and the addition of a female tournament, ESWC;s new "sponsor", the Arbalet Asia Cup & IOL Finals, and more chatter around the QL Euro Championships, as well as a look at the Asian Championships

Tune into Live On Three this Sunday at 21:00 GMT on djWHEAT.tv

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IEM Euro Championship Post-Game Recap (131 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:59 GMT, 24 January 2010 - iMsg
VOD now available: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4204267

The QuakeLive.TV team (FishStix, Jehar) were joined by Live On Three co-host Slasher for a post European Championship event recap and inteview series. Russia Cooller, Poland Carmac, and United States of America DaHanG come on the show to discuss all the happenings from this weekend, include lots of talk regarding the Cooller vs av3k semifinals.
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Live On Three 2009 special with Cooller (80 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 10:38 GMT, 27 December 2009 - iMsg
We will be having a special edition of Live On Three today recapping 2009 with an extended show of 3 hours or more. We will have on several special guests, including the legend Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov, to talk about his results in 2009, thoughts on the 2010 IEM championships, Quake Live moving forward, and how it feels to be close to the top again.

Spcial guests:

United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields (SK-Gaming Editor in Chief)
Poland Michal "Carmac" Blicharz (Head of the Intel Extreme Masters)
United States of America Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski (Starcraft player and commentator)
Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov (Russian Quake 3 legend)
Poland Filip "Neo" Kubski (Captain of Polish CS 1.6 champions AGAiN)
United States of America Robb "JediRobb" Chiarini (Runs Devastation)

Topics will be discussing (not all listed):

- Best event of 2009
- Best team of 2009
- Best player(s) of 2009
- Best play of 2009
- Favorite games of 2009
- Best overall event of 2009
- Biggest influence in eSports 2009
- Worst team/players of 2009
- Biggest upsets of 2009
- Biggest disappointments of 2009
- Best stream of 2009


Tune into Live On Three this Sunday at 21:00 GMT on djWHEAT.tv. (pre-show half hour earlier)
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Dreamhack: Live Stream all event! (748 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 06:06 GMT, 26 November 2009 - iMsg
Scheduled: 09:30 GMT, 26 November 2009 to 15:00 GMT, 27 November 2009
Schedule: Passed

Please Digg and Reddit:

In collaboration between myself, id software's TTimo, the Dreamhack staff, United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and United States of America GreasedScotsman of QuakeLive.tv, we will be providing live video coverage of the the entire group and bracket stage of the event. We have also changed the groups around so that we can cover all of the main matches of the group stage, and have provided a (very loose) schedule. All the action starts at thursday 10:00 GMT.

Additional commentary will be provided by United Kingdom 2GD, United States of America Slasher, and Australia clampOK. Watch it all at QuakeLive.tv.

Thursday schedule

09:30 GMT Dreamhack Pre-game show
10:00 GMT United States of America DaHanG vs Sweden Z4muZ
10:00 GMT United States of America destrukt vs Sweden fazz
10:30 GMT Russia Cooller vs France link1n
11:00 GMT Sweden fox vs Poland av3k
12:30 GMT Sweden Spart1e vs Iceland linKoo
13:00 GMT Sweden Madix vs France Strenx
13:30 GMT Italy Stermy vs United States of America chance
15:00 GMT Round of 16 TBA
16:00 GMT Quarterfinals TBA

The day 2 stream of the semifinals and finals starts on Friday at 09:00 GMT will be done by djWHEAT at djWHEAT.tv. United Kingdom 2GD and United Kingdom Joe will also be streaming the semifinals and finals live on the DreamArena stream.


Alternate Streams: GameSports, lvl^
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Dubai champion Rapha guest on Lo3 #32 (31 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 23:42 BST, 24 October 2009 - iMsg
(NOTE: There is a special time change for tomorrow's show, 3 hours earlier, and 4 hours earlier for Europe with DST in effect)

The ESL Extreme Masters Dubai event has concluded with United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson and Sweden fnatic taking home the Quake Live and Counter-Strike 1.6 titles, respectively.

The American dueler has now won four straight major Quake events, dating all the way back to ESWC Athens. After a loss to Sweden Magnus "Fox" Olsson in the group stage, Rapha redeemed himself by taking out Sweden Michael "madix" Hindersson and Austria Richard "noctis" Gansterer in convincing fashion to meet up with Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky in the final. The final was a rather defensive, low-scoring affair, rapha able to pull out the victory in 4 maps. The event saw the return of the legend Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov, surprising many by winning his group and barely losing to noctis in double overtime in the quarterfinals, as well as United States of America Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty, who was never a Quake 3 player.

This week's special guests will be Quake Live Dubai champion Rapha, and MYM's in-game leader, Sweden Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson. We'll talk to Rapha regarding his streak of wins in Quake so far, if he'll be attending Dreamhack, and his impressions of the overall play from Dubai. Jumpy will be chatting with us regarding the team's remarkable performance in Dubai, how the new blood has adapted to a major LAN event, zet's impact on the lineup, and their preperations for Dreamhack.


Tune into Live On Three this Sunday at 16:00 GMT on djWHEAT.tv. (Accounts for DST time change)
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BlizzCon Live Tournament Stream (36 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 12:00 BST, 22 August 2009 - iMsg
The BlizzCon 2009 tournament stream is now live with Starcraft, Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft PvP action, with strong international competition in each discipline.

Streamings: Starcraft/Warcraft 3 / World of Warcraft

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Lo3 QuakeCon Special w/ Marty Strattton (104 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:30 BST, 9 August 2009 - iMsg
QuakeCon is only one week away and the Live On Three crew is eagerly anticipating arriving in Dallas and broadcasting to the masses the great game of Quake. Quake Live is the only featured game in this year's competitions, with $50,000 on the line in two disciplines, Duel 1v1, and CTF 4v4.

QuakeCon 2008 duel champion Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky will be returning to defend his throne against an onslaught of talent from across the globe, including such notables as United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson, Italy Alessandro "stermy" Avallone, Sweden Magnus "fox" Olsson, United States of America Rafik "LoSt-CaUzE" Bryant, Poland Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski, Germany Marcel "k1llsen" Paul, United States of America Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty, Sweden Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira, Canada Tom "griffin" Wall, United Kingdom Gareth "GaRpY" Marshall, United States of America Chance "chance" Lacina, United States of America Brian "destrukt" Flander, Sweden Pär "fazz" Söderman and United Kingdom Aaron-Anton "HELL" Jones.

The CTF action will also be highly intense as Europeans France Pierre-Emeric "link1n" Portier and United Kingdom David "deus" Kinnaird will also be making the trip, teaming up with Stermy and Fox, specifically for CTF. They will go up against top American teams Evil Geniuses and eMazing Gaming.

Jam-packed Quake Live action will be joined by new footage and information on new releases Wolfenstein and RAGE, as well as John Carmack's annual keynote, will make this another great QuakeCon.

Special Guests on the show:
Quake Live's Executive Producer Marty Stratton
Quake Live Community Manager Adam "SyncError" Pyle
Alessandro "stermy" Avallone and Shane "rapha" Hendrixson

Reminder, QuadV and Live On Three will be broadcasting QuakeCon LIVE all through the weekend.
Tune in Sunday, August 9th at 4 PM EST / 22:00 CET at www.djWHEAT.tv
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Live On Three #24 - Grubby & FNATIC (15 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 21:45 BST, 1 August 2009 - iMsg
Live On Three #24 with United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau and United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith

This week's special guests will be e-Stars champions Netherlands Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizenand FNATIC team leader Sweden Patrick "cArn" Sättermon. We will talk to grubby about his recent win streak after a slow start to the year, his orc-mirror match win over Fly100%, Moon not making top 3, the current state of the European Warcraft 3 scene as well as international, and Starcraft 2's near and long-term impact on the future of RTS eSports. The chat with cArn will consist of FNATIC's continued dominance thus far in 2009, how they've been able to stay on top for this long, thoughts on mTw and SK's play, as well as how the Asian teams stack up currently, topping GotFrag's World Rankings, Sweden's ENC lineup, and if this is the best team FNATIC has ever had since the team's inception.


Tune into Live On Three on Sunday at 4 PM EST / 22:00 CET at www.djWHEAT.tv

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Lo3 #23 - Post-EVO and CS 1.6 Action (19 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 02:23 BST, 26 July 2009 - iMsg
The EVO 2009 Championships are now over, and Japan Daigo has claimed victory over Justin Wong in one of the greatest matches in fighting game history. Justin Wong switched to Balrog which wasn't part of his three character practice-regime at all, came from the loser's bracket, too out Daigo in the first set, and forced a final game in the second set. We had wondered among all the big names at EVO if we would see any surprises, and we actually had quite a few to come through the bracket, including the top 8. Puerto Rico Eduardo Perez stormed through the bracket with his Balrog play, while United States of America Long "ShadyK" Tran and United States of America Sanford "Santhrax" Kelly made a bigger splash than most people expected. Southern California's United States of America EdMa stayed the most consistent, earning a third place finish after his third place at Devastation. The East Coast dominated the competition in the 5v5 event, going 15-1 and only losing one match the entire tournament.


Tune in at 4 PM EST / 22:00 CET at www.djWHEAT.tv




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Lo3 #22 - WWFOG w/ Triforce and jESUIT (12 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 14:56 BST, 12 July 2009 - iMsg
On July 4th, freedom arrived in the form of the Worldwide Federation of Gaming, a new organization who's goal is to be the governing body of tournament-style competitive gaming across numerous gaming platforms and genres. Displaying the motto ‘Built for Gamers, Backed by Gamers’, the website launched at www.WWFOG.com and includes the first details of the federation, which has a $10 membership fee that gives access to the forum and federation's professional gamers. The federation has sealed a partnership with Empire Arcadia, a team of gamers based out of New York City which includes CEO Arcadia United States of America Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson, Street Fighter legend United States of America Justin Wong, and WCG Ultimate Gamer's United States of America Robert "Prod1gy X" Paz.

Triforce will be joining this week's show as our special guest to talk about all aspects of the federation. How it works, why it will work, when will it start, how it will make money and be sustainable, how it will compare to other league's, if it will work with other league's, how current gaming teams fit into the mix, and so on. He will also be giving a report on players' Justin Wong and Marn's bootcamp in Japan, where they are practicing nonstop for next week's Evolution event and SBO next month. Former GotFrag editor-in-chief United States of America Mark "jESUIT" Cheben will also be calling in to give his thoughts.


Tune in at 4 PM EST / 22:00 CET at www.DjWheat.Tv for all the action!

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Alienware Quake Live Tourney With Stream (202 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 11:04 BST, 27 June 2009 - iMsg
The Quake Live PC Gaming Season Open, presented by Alienware Arena, is a one day, $2,500 cash-prize 1v1 event that will take place on Saturday, June 27th with some of the best players in North America in action. Players will compete within their own region (Northeast, Southern, Midwestern, Western) for the cash, and I'll be prodding the winners of each region to play each other at the end for a true champion (they don't have to).


The entire event will be streamed live by United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau with match commentary and interviews. All the action starts at 17:00 GMT, and can be watched at Pwnage.tv (there will not be a login prompt once the tournament starts). The event will also be streamed through Justin.tv.

Update: Tournament is now over.


Tournament website: AlienwareArena.com
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djWHEAT returns - Street Fighter 4 Today (128 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 16:36 BST, 20 June 2009 - iMsg
United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham returns to broadcasting while United States of America Scott "SirScoots" Smith returns behind the mixer for this weekend's Devastation fighting game tournament.

This weekend's Devastation event will be streamed live through uStream.tv for three consecutive days, 8-10 hours a day, featuring all-day coverage, expert commentary, exhibition matches, player interviews, special guests, and special features. The event will be dubbed a Live On Three production, and mark the return of Live On Three's Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and Scott "SirScoots" Smith to a live gaming event. djWHEAT hasn't covered an event since the Championship Gaming Series fell through, and SirScoots hasn't either since last year's MLG PC circuit for GotFrag TV. Both have been itching to get back to live streaming competitive gaming and eSports, and Devastation is the perfect event to start with. They will be joined by Live On Three co-host United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau, author and journalist United States of America Bryan "DrDogg" Dawson, as well as former CGS player and WCG Ultimate Gamer contestant United States of America Adande "sWooZie" Thorne.

Every game at the event will get air time including Tekken 6, Guilty Gear Accent Core, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Guitar Hero: World Tour, SF3: 3rd Strike, Marvel vs Capcom 2, SSF2 Turbo HD Remix, King of Fighters XII, and of course the main event, Street Fighter 4. The video feeds for all the games will be hooked up directly to the cabinets for great quality. This will also be the first Tekken 6 tournament in the US, and the first major KOFXII event.

The Street Fighter 4 tournament will be the largest so far this year, with major competitors flying in from all around the country and on both coasts. GameStop National champion United States of America Justin "Marvelous" Wong and his SBO partner United States of America Martin “Marn” Phan will be flying in from the east coast along with United States of America Flash Metroid, and United States of America Ari "fLoE" Weintraub from the midwest. The west coast will be representated nicely with SBO qualifier winner United States of America Peter "Combofiend" Rosas looking to extend his win streak, along with United States of America Ryan "gootecks" Gutierrez, United States of America Mike Ross, United States of America Ricky Ortiz, United States of America Ed Ma, and, United States of America Ken I. Guest commentary provided by Gootecks, Mike Ross and others will come as the tournament progresses.

All the action will start at 12:00 PM EST (18:00 CET) each day and last until 10:00 PM EST (05:00 CET). For the live stream, tune into djwheat.tv or ustream.tv/channel/djwheat.


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Today: USA vs CAN with Video and djWHEAT (123 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 18:45 BST, 9 May 2009 - iMsg
Today at 3pm EDT/21:00 CEST, two nations collide in Capture the Flag, Clan Arena, and Team Deathmatch Quake Live action. The format will be a best of three per game type. The game types will be played in the order of CTF, CA and TDM. This will be one of the first competitions for the new game featuring some of the best players in North America.

The match will be streamed with live video (also embedded below) and commentated by United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau.

United States of America USA
David "icel0re" Ritson (Captain), Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty, Greg "wn" Paris, Viju "viju" Patel, Brian "dkt" Flander, Chance "chance" Lacina, Daniel "carnage" Sturdivant, Mike "perfuse" Hooper

Canada Canada
Andrew "id" Trulli (Captain), Ricardo "dragaox" Bronze, Andrew "everkill" Darrow, Jeff "Flysher" Heakes, Darko "darko" Delevski, Sparks, Bentley

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Team EG Exclusive Announcement on Lo3 (34 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 19:20 BST, 16 April 2009 - iMsg
This week's show will feature an exclusive announcement from Evil Geniuses, which will be announced live on the air and only on Lo3. Team EG manager United States of America Alex "chibsquad" Garfield will be on the show to discuss in length the announcement, as well as talk with us about various developments of the team as of late including the new StarCraft division, and the Counter-Strike 1.6 team replacing Gravitas Gaming at the KODE5 finals. Expect some CSProMod talk as well!

WCG Ultimate Gamer is down to it's final six competitors as United States of America Siji "StarSlay3r" Thornton was eliminated this week in a rather dramatic episode. We will talk with her about her feelings of being eliminated by Mark and all of the emotions surrounding her relationship with him on the show, her experience on the show, and thoughts about people's comments about her from the Internet.

We will go through the week's happening in eSports including SK's win at KODE5 Sweden, Pandemic's win over compLexity in the TF2 CEVO finals, and ESL disallowing HLTV at live events.

Tune in Thursday, April 16th at 7 PM EST/01:00 AM CET at the following links. Wheat will be on the air an hour earlier with Wheatisms and music.


Video: http://www.djwheat.tv/live/
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Czm forgets to sign up for ESWC (45 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 22:27 BST, 24 September 2008 - iMsg
Two American Quake 3 legends, United States of America Paul "czm" Nelson and United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill, will miss the upcoming ESWC Masters Greece event, though for entirely different reasons.

Neither Evil Geniuses' Nelson or SK-Gaming's Hill will participate in Athens next month for the ESWC Masters. Nelson, a Princeton undergrad, current CalTech grad student and mathematical genius, forgot to sign-up in time.
"I had thought of applying but didn't know the deadline was coming up", says Nelson. "I was busy all weekend and didn't check when it was until today, which was too late."
Read the rest of the article at SK Gaming SK-Gaming.com.
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Interview with k1llsen, forsees retiring (144 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 12:54 BST, 2 September 2008 - iMsg
A video interview from ESWC 2008 with Germany Marcel "k1llsen" Paul after his victory over China Zhibo "RazerJ" Fan in the semifinals, leading to the grand final match against Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky. Paul talks about his mindset heading into the finals, his overall thoughts about this year's ESWC, and his plans to retire from gaming. Special guest appearance by Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov.



The interviews with Cypher and United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson will take a bit longer due to the length of each.
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ESWC Interviews: Czm, Cooller, chance (107 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 01:42 BST, 30 August 2008 - iMsg
In case you missed them, Slasher and Carmac of SK-Gaming.com have conducted four video interviews from ESWC 2008 with United States of America Paul "czm" Nelson, Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov, United States of America Chance "chance" Lacina, and Canada Tom "griffin" Wall.

Post-event interviews with United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson, Germany Marcel "k1ller" Paul, and Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky will be up shortly.

czm after his stage match loss to Cypher:

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Quake Live promotion - Digg, Reddit, etc (27 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 08:25 BST, 19 August 2008 - iMsg
Many of you may have seen me spamming Digg links across IRC several times. For those that don't know, Digg is the largest social networking site in the world, and probably the best site on the entire internet to promote something, especially gaming. Digg is a top 100 hundred site on the net and drives more traffic in a couple days than ESR, SK, etc could in weeks.

Those of you wanting to help promote Quake Live, besides word of mouth and eSports sites, should sign to social networking sites like Digg.com, Reddit.com, StumbleUpon.com and Delicious.com.

Today's post everyone should digg is as follows:

http://digg.com/pc_games/1on1_with_QuakeLive_...y_Stratton

Although the algorithm is quite complex and relies on several factors, the average amount of Diggs a post needs to hit the front page is around 150-200.
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Quake Live Debuts To Masses At QuakeCon (175 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 02:51 BST, 31 July 2008 - iMsg
QuakeUnity will be providing exclusive video coverage of QuakeCon 2008's tournaments, which will include the debut of public footage from id software's new project, Quake Live. Starting Thursday, July 31st, the QuakeUnity coverage team will be live on-site in Dallas, providing video-on-demand high definition video as well as live audio for the $12,500 Quake Live 1v1 and the $12,500 Quake Live 4v4 CTF tournaments. These tournaments will showcase the first public footage of id software's return to Quake. Footage will also be available of John Carmack's keynote as well as any other special presentations by id.

Former Radio iTG commentator Canada Stuart "Django" Ewen and Quake journalist United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau will be broadcasting matches along with various special guests throughout the weekend. All videos will be produced on-site in 720p high definition and be made available for download and streaming via flash video very soon after they are shot. Multiple versions of each video will be available for download along with the option of choosing either a high quality h264 or a standard quality flash video stream.

Several of the best Quake 3 players in the world will be on-hand to play in the Quake Live tournaments and showcase their skills for the world. Legendary professional gaming multi-millionaire United States of America Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel will be on hand to give his thoughts about the future of the Quake series. Currently the spokesman of the Championship Gaming Series, Wendel jump-started his gaming career and business franchise by winning Quake 3 tournaments nearly a decade ago. Wendel will be joined on-hand by his CPL World Tour rival Dutchman Netherlands Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager, American Quake 3 superstar United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill, and the ESWC Masters 2008 Q3 champion, Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky.


QuakeUnity will be conducting it's own lengthy interview with both John Carmack and Marty Stratton at QuakeCon. All things Quake Live will be discussed in addition to forthcoming titles Doom 4, Rage, Wolfenstein 2, and what's going on with the next Quake Arena game.

Sources:
shacknews ShackNews
1up.com 1UP

digg it
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jtyj (No comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 19:44 BST, 21 July 2008 - iMsg
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Quake Live Exclusive Trailer in HD (No comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 19:30 BST, 21 July 2008 - iMsg
Gametrailers.com has posted the debut public trailer for Quake Live.

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ESWC Masters Seeds Revealed - Updated (309 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 21:24 BST, 27 June 2008 - iMsg
The seeds have been released for the upcoming ESWC Masters event, held July 4th-6th at the Palais Omnisports of Paris. Players and are placed in two different seed pools (top and high) while others are placed in a challenger’s pool. No group may have more than two players from the same nationality.

Top seeds:
Belarus Alexei "Cypher" Yanyshevsky
United States of America Paul "czm" Nelson
Sweden Magnus "fox" Olsson
China Fan "RazerJ" Zhibo

High seeds:
Sweden Karl "fooKi" Johansson
Germany Marcel "k1llsen" Paul
Austria Richard "noctis" Gansterer
United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson

Challengers:
United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill
Netherlands Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager
United States of America Chance "Chance" Lacina
Poland Maciek "av3k" Krzykowski
Sweden Cyrus "proZaC" Malekani
France Grégory "falcuma" Ollivier
Netherlands Jeffrey "Draven" Debipersad
France Benjamin "Unity" Rovira
Canada Thomas "griffin" Wall
France Pierre-Emeric "link1n" Portier
Poland Mateusz "matr0x" Ozga
Sweden Andreas "ArrW" Ihrfors
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia
France Arnaud "slx" Lanoe
Korea (Republic of) Dongkin "Dongjin" Suh

Update - the 24th player will be:
Czech Republic Ondra "Legie" Konecny

The group draw will take place on Monday, June 30th, from 15.00 CET to 17.00 CET. More info on http://www.eswc.com/masters/paris2008.
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Carmack Expects Millions in Quake Live (290 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 23:45 BST, 25 June 2008 - iMsg
Id Software's John Carmack, one of the worlds most celebrated game makers, projects that Quake Live will have "hundreds of thousands of players, if not millions."

"Early on, we were tossing around two different orders of magnitudes - anywhere from 50,000 to 5 million people playing. We have no idea where it is going to be in there. The fact that 70,000 people have signed up in a week means that we’re going to be looking at hundreds of thousands of players, if not millions. We hope that that can be a sustained critical mass of a community that can play this type of game, and be self-supporting."

Further in the interview, Carmack mentions the ever present discussion of whether or not PC gaming is superior to consoles and takes a dig at Crysis, saying that a game like that is "not necessarily that exciting of a direction for the PC to be going in the future." He mentions World of Warcraft as an example that the PC games have a lot of potential and says that id Software will stay true to the PC platform:

"And even though the PC doesn’t get the focus that it used to, in many ways our hearts are still there, and we’d like to do things where the PC is the appropriate platform. [We’d like to] do something that really speaks to the future of where the PC can be superior to consoles."

Carmack plans the introduction of Quake Live's counterpart of the BattleNet match-making system known from StarCraft or Warcraft 3 so that inexperienced players are not discouraged:

"Skill-based matchmaking is extremely important, so when you jump in, you’re going to be someplace appropriate. But we’re also adding things like bot-guided training levels offline. When you initially set up your account, you get to give the system an indication of what your skill level is. After a few matches, the game will see how you’re performing and adjust your choices."

The full interview can be read at GamesRadar/PC Gamer.

Quake Live beta signup page
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Fox, Tox, Stermy Contracts End With FPO (101 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 12:39 BST, 6 June 2008 - iMsg
by United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau:

The contracts of United States of America Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel's Free Players' (FPO), Sweden Magnus "fox" Olsson, Sweden Johan "toxjq" Quick and Italy Alessandro "stermy" Avallone, have ended. The organization has decided not to renew their contracts.

"The agreements for Johan, Magnus and Alessandro have expired and we now work with them on a case by case basis, allowing them the freedom to join other teams and organizations", says a representative of Auravision, the exclusive licensor of the Fatal1ty brand. "Our arrangement with them remains cordial, respectful and supportive."

As the World Series of Video Games abruptly shut down in late 2007, the deathmatch community was left at a standstill with very few events to participate in. Over the past ten months, there have only been a handful of high-level dueling tournaments, not including latest F.E.A.R CPL World Tour stops.

"Given the changing landscape in which present day competitions are held, it was decided to take another approach with regard to support of players under the FPO umbrella," Auravision explains. The decision not to renew the contracts also came before the recent announcement of the AGP Tour, slated to focus on 1v1 deathmatch competition.

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Paul "czm" Nelson Joins Team EG (No comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 06:51 BST, 30 May 2008 - iMsg
United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau reports:
Photo credit: GotFrag.com

Paul "czm" Nelson has announced that he will be signing with the North American-based gaming organization Evil Geniuses. He will represent EG during his stint at the ESWC Masters event in late June, as well as any other additional Quake 3 events this year.

"I look forward to representing EG at the ESWC Masters event in Paris, and subsequently working with them to develop my side-career as a professional gamer," tells the CalTech grad student. "It has been a while since I last competed in Quake 3, and it should be quite exciting and challenging to compete against today's best players."

The last event Nelson participated in was his championship run at CPL Winter 2006, a dominating performance over such international stars as Anton "Cooller" Singov, Zhibo "Jibo" Fan, and Alexander "Z4muZ" Ihrfors. Included in that run was his remarkable comeback against his arch-nemesis Singov, climbing back from a 13-2 deficit on pro-q3dm6 to secure victory with only a sliver of health.

Team EG Executive Director Alex Garfield who has put together winning squads in Counter-Strike and Call of Duty 4, but is still missing an international victory, looks forward to his newest prospect. "It's an honor for EG to be part of Paul's first long-term commitment to a professional gaming organization. He's a player who's been courted by many organizations over the past five years, and I'm glad that he sees in EG what I see in EG; I think we were the best fit for him, and we're going to give him more support than he's ever had before."
Edited by Slasher at 06:56 BST, 30 May 2008 - 3145 Hits
ESWC USA Finals: Someone Wins!! (171 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:00 BST, 29 May 2008 - iMsg
Scheduled: 23:00 BST, 29 May 2008 to 00:00 BST, 30 May 2008
Schedule: Passed


UPDATE - Sorry, match is one hour later than originally posted. We will also have a live video stream provided by Gamefire.com, with Team EG's Canada Stuart "Django" Ewen, Fnatic's United Kingdom Jay "2GD" Harding and myself commentating.

GTV: 147.32.30.24
VIDEO Stream: GameFire
AUDIO Stream: http://quakeunity.com:8000/listen.pls

The ESWC USA qualifiers will come to an end tomorrow as Chicago Chimera General Manage United States of America Brian "destrukt" Flander will take on SK-Gaming's United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson in the grand finals. (Betting Fixture)

Both players have secured their spots to represent America at the ESWC Grand Finals, taking place August 25th-27th at NVISION 2008 in San Jose, California. The final match of the qualifier will determine the seedings and respective group draws at the final.

With destrukt's win over rapha in the upper bracket final, rapha will need to win two best of 3's to secure the top spot.

The fun starts at 02:00 GMT, Thursday night for Americans early Friday morning for Europeans. GTV can be watched at 147.32.30.24:27970. Shoutcasting will be done by Team EG's Django, Fnatic's 2GD, and myself, IP TBA. Scorebot can be found in #QuakeQuickCup on Quakenet.
Edited by voodoochopstiks at 12:26 BST, 3 June 2008 - 25741 Hits
ESWC USA Finals - Destrukt vs Rapha (17 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 22:45 BST, 28 May 2008 - iMsg
Loser:destrukt, Odds: 62% (1.6:1)
Bets placed: E$64641, betting open: 22:44 BST 28 May 2008 to 02:00 BST 30 May 2008

Winner:rapha, Odds: 37% (2.6:1)
Bets placed: E$39145, betting open: 22:44 BST 28 May 2008 to 02:00 BST 30 May 2008

ESWC USA Finals between Destrukt and Rapha. Rapha has to win two bo3's to get the top seed.
Edited by Slasher at 19:42 BST, 29 May 2008 - 7096 Hits
Rapha -vs- chance (55 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 19:15 BST, 28 May 2008 - iMsg


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Rating: 6 (1 vote)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: Challenge ProMode Arena
Viewpoint: MVD
How to play back Q3 demos


ESWC USA LB Final between Rapha and Chance.
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Rapha over Chance for last ESWC ticket (103 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 05:55 BST, 28 May 2008 - iMsg
Scheduled: 18:00 BST, 28 May 2008 to 19:00 BST, 28 May 2008
Schedule: Passed

United States of America Shane "SK.rapha" Hendrixson [2:0] United States of America Chance "EG.chance" Lacina (Demo)
Hub3aeroq3 - 37:9
Pro-nodm9 - 14:3

Brian "destrukt" Flander has already secured a spot at the final event in San Jose with a win over rapha in the upper bracket finals. Flander defeated Hendrixson in two straight maps, 30 to 23 on hub3aeroq3, and 18 to 14 on ztn3tourney1. (Demo)

Chance stayed alive as he took down Daniel "carnage" Sturdivant in the lower bracket. After an 18 to 7 loss on hub and a 14-9 win on tourney4, Chance secured the win with a narrow victory on dm6. (Demo)
Edited by Slasher at 21:16 BST, 28 May 2008 - 16621 Hits
ESWC USA Lower Finals: Chance vs Rapha (17 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 05:54 BST, 28 May 2008 - iMsg
Winner:rapha, Odds: 71% (1.3:1)
Bets placed: E$79527, betting open: 05:53 BST 28 May 2008 to 17:59 BST 28 May 2008

Loser:chance, Odds: 28% (3.5:1)
Bets placed: E$29688, betting open: 05:53 BST 28 May 2008 to 17:59 BST 28 May 2008

The ESWC USA 2008 lower bracket finals between rapha and chance. Winner gets the second ticket to the ESWC finals.
Edited by Slasher at 18:55 BST, 28 May 2008 - 4823 Hits
Chance -vs- carnage (10 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 05:50 BST, 28 May 2008 - iMsg


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Rating: 7 (3 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: Challenge ProMode Arena
Viewpoint: Chance
How to play back Q3 demos


ESWC USA 2008 qualifiers, lower bracket round 2 between Chance and carnage.
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Painkiller - Shurikens and Lightning (74 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 07:53 BST, 22 May 2008 - iMsg
Internet superstar United Kingdom/Australia Yahtzee has taken a break from reviewing the newest games to take a nostalgic look at PK Painkiller.

"There's a gun that shoots shurikens and lightning. It could only be more awesome if it had tits and was on fire."

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rapha -vs- chance (69 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 04:18 BST, 22 May 2008 - iMsg


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Rating: 7 (3 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: Challenge ProMode Arena
Viewpoint: Both
How to play back Q3 demos


ESWC USA qualifiers semifinals between SK.rapha and EG.chance. Hub3aeroq3 and Pro-nodm9.
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ESWC USA Semifinals: Rapha vs Chance (No comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 00:49 BST, 22 May 2008 - iMsg
Winner:rapha, Odds: 53% (1.8:1)
Bets placed: E$16753, betting open: 23:00 BST 21 May 2008 to 03:00 BST 22 May 2008

Loser:chance, Odds: 46% (2.1:1)
Bets placed: E$15018, betting open: 23:00 BST 21 May 2008 to 03:00 BST 22 May 2008

ESWC USA Semifinals between SK.Rapha and EG.Chance
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chance -vs- cha0ticz (8 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 05:56 BST, 20 May 2008 - iMsg


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Rating: 7 (2 votes)
Gametype: N/A
Map: Various Maps
Mod: Challenge ProMode Arena
Viewpoint: Both
How to play back Q3 demos

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ESWC USA qualifiers quarterfinals between chance and cha0ticz
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Rapha - blessed with a gift (181 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 00:28 BST, 20 May 2008 - iMsg
United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson's efforts and hard-work are finally propelling him to where he wants to be - on top. He recently signed to the wealthy SK-Gaming organization along with American Quake 3 legend United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill, and is now two wins away from securing a spot at the eswc ESWC finals in San Jose during the summer. SK-Gaming's Poland Michal "Carmac" Blicharz goes inside the mind of the developing star.

"I'd say getting into the head of my opponent," rapha describes his biggest strengths. "Being able to be not just one but at times three, four, sometimes even five steps ahead of what they're going to do. And if they change something other than what I thought, being able to adapt quickly to the change and doing what I can to turn it in my favour. Sometimes my aim helps, but to me I aim well because of the way I think. It's not really a big reflex thing."

Read the full article at SK Gaming SK-Gaming.
Edited by Badb0y at 18:51 BST, 23 May 2008 - 31860 Hits
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