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CPMA Kenya Cup 2017 (40 comments)
Posted by xerosawyer @ 19:33 CDT, 27 June 2017 - iMsg
Netherlands Terifire & The CPMA Community will be hosting a duel kenya cup this July 8, 2017 starting at 08:00 CDT. This will be an open event, and players from all regions are welcome to play with the caveat that players will mostly be playing on Europe European and CanadaMexicoUnited States of America North American servers. The event will be streamed by nekon on his channel on twitch nekonTV.

Register: Players must join the CPMA Discord Server & challonge sign-up via challonge. You'll find all the rules on the challonge page as well. For players who are unfamiliar with this format a kenya cup is a tournament which uses non-standard maps. However the tournament format will be quite familiar with most players, as we will be employing a double elimination bracket, with a BO3 upper bracket, and a BO1 lower bracket.

This event we will be using six new maps and the map pool is: calendar and Fata Morgana by Netherlands Terifire, dojo-b5 by United States of America Scorch, fjo3tourney6-b3 by Norway Fjoggs, Quickfire by United States of America greed, and Trespass by United States of America Pat Howard. You can download the map pack here. All these maps, with the exception of Trespass, are being developed by their respect mapper and constructive feedback would be appreciated. It also provides the potential for newer players a chance to show their skills and maybe surprise veterans that have been grinding cpm22 for decades.


Edit: New map by ninemil. Will not be a part of the tournament, but check it out anyway!

Download: Complete Map Pack
Links: cpma CPMA Discord Server, cpma CPMA Offical Website
COOLLERZ Saturday Online Cup (50 comments)
Posted by xou @ 08:05 CDT, 27 June 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 12:00 CDT, 1 July 2017 to 16:00 CDT, 1 July 2017
Begins In:

This Saturday, 1st of July, will see the first COOLLERZ Saturday Online Cup organized by Russia coolleR for European and Russian players with $400 cash-prize.

The cup will use double brackets starting with best-of-1 matches, then with bo3 from the quarter-finals (Winners and Losers brackets). The first map of the matches will be predetermined as following:
Round 1: Blood Convenant
Round 2: Blood Run
Round 3: Corrupted Keep
Round 4: Ruins of Sarnath
Round 5: Blood Covenant
Round 6: Blood Run
etc etc.
In bo3 games, the loser of the previous map will choose the next one. The games are scheduled to begin at 12:00 CDT, and all players are encouraged to join the discord server of the series! The sign-ups are already opened on the cup page. The check-ins will start on Saturday at 10:00 CDT.

Prize distribution
cup_gold 200 USD
cup_silver 100 USD
3-4th 50 USD
Streams: Russia 102, Russia polosatiy, Russia elder, United Kingdom nvc, United Kingdom zlive
6/27 Quake Champíons Patch update (68 comments)
Posted by Asuka_ @ 03:17 CDT, 27 June 2017 - iMsg
Following some minor patches in the previous weeks, the 6/27 Quake Champions Patch introduces new Duel mode dynamic (best of 5 instead of best of 3), Clutch champion improvements, rocket delay fix, HMG nerfing, and new spectator features for better streaming experience. Check out the full Patchlog below:
"Tomorrow (June 27) at 6am ET, we'll be conducting maintenance to deploy our latest patch. With this patch, we are expecting a longer than average server downtime, with an estimated reopen time of around 2pm ET. We'll keep you posted as soon as the servers are back up. Below are the full patch notes. One note in particular that we'd like to address is a fix we're implementing to greatly reduce latency in firing rocket/nail projectiles. To help illustrate the changes, we've included an image to show latency between Quake Live, CBT 11 (pre-6/27 patch), and CBT 12 (the 6/27 patch). We look forward to hearing your thoughts after the patch goes live with this change.

As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback once these changes go live. Thank you, all!"

Additional Info:

Source: Bethesda.net
Cypher interviewed about Quake Champions (103 comments)
Posted by Asuka_ @ 20:35 CDT, 24 June 2017 - iMsg
"In 2006, aged only 16, Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky was signed by Fnatic. By that point, he was already one of the strongest Quake players out there — both the third and fourth instalment. Cypher continued to make a living playing quake until 2014. According to him, it was only in 2011, when the first International was announced, that Quake’s lagging behind other esports disciplines began to be felt.



Cypher spent the last year and a half playing Overwatch, but switched to Quake Champions when its beta was announced — and went on to win its very first online tournament. CyberSport.ru talked to Yanushevsky about his career in Overwatch, the Quake Champions meta, and the esports prospects of this new game."

Preview:

Is it fair to say Quake Champions has become too much of an arcade game?

Belarus Cypher: It became simpler by an order of magnitude. This is a game in which you can’t heal yourself back to full, the way you could in previous Quake instalments; you can’t stack up and just circle the map killing everyone. That’s why the game used to be one-sided; there would be the one guy who was killing everyone and having fun.

Here, it’s built a bit differently. You’ve got abilities you can use in a mass fight, and besides, a hero has a health cap that can’t be exceeded. No matter how many megahealths and armors you pick up, if you get hit from a railgun, the second hit will kill you, unless you’re some super-fat tank. And if you are a super-fat tank, you’re very easy to hit.

They’ve balanced the game with newcomers in mind. In Quake III, you respawn with a machine gun, 125 HP, and zero armor, and until you pick up a good gun and a more or less decent armor suit, you won’t be fragging anyone. Here, you can take down someone who’s full-HP with just that machine gun. You can’t be chased around spawn points. The abilities, the invisibility, the orbs, the teleports, it’s all about doing everything to prevent top-tier players from owning noobs, to stop noobs having 0/45 runs.

Full interview in Cybersport.ru

Links: Cybersport .ru, tweet @cyber_ru, tweet @cypherrrino
Ask Us Anything - Dev Answers 6/23 (20 comments)
Posted by Nukm @ 15:37 CDT, 24 June 2017 - iMsg
Adam Pyle (Lead Designer, id Software), Jason Bergman (Senior Producer, Bethesda Softworks) answered some community questions that were collected over the last week. The Developers intend to do "many more" Ask Us Anything sessions, so continue using the existing forum thread to ask further questions.





Check out all answers on the official Bethesda Forum.

Links: esr Forum Discussion
Quake Champions NA Sacrifice Cup (3 comments)
Posted by AoDHyDr0 @ 15:20 CDT, 24 June 2017 - iMsg
Dr0_vision is hosting his first Sacrifice Cup for the North American Quake Champions community.

Tournament will commence on Sat July 8th as long as we can get at least 6 teams signed up.

There is a prize pool and I am accepting donations to make an even greater prize pool. So If you want to to see more teams and higher caliber players feel free to donate so that it is worth it for them to come out and play. I look forward to hosting my first tournament for Quake champions and look forward to hosting more in the future.

REMINDER, mandatory that all participants must join the appropriate discord server for the tournament, which is provided in the link below.


Donate:Quake Champions Prize Pool PayPal Link
Stream: twitch dr0_vision
In Time. (33 comments)
Posted by h8m3 @ 20:40 CDT, 20 June 2017 - iMsg



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Rating: 6.8 (66 votes)
A Quake Live fragmovie made by Canada Alexander "V12TEN" Vortex featuring young prodigy Belarus Nikita "clawz" Marchinsky.

TimConLAN 4 (UK LAN Event) (64 comments)
Posted by CrazyAl @ 08:43 CDT, 19 June 2017 - iMsg
From the 15th to the 17th of September, ArenaFPS TimConLAN returns for its fourth installment.

United Kingdom Liverpool’s Horizon E-Sport Club will once again provide an ornate background to TimCon’s action, in all of its ostentatious glory, saving us from a fate worse than death; organising a BYOC event.


Stream: twitch ArenaFPS
Links: TimConLAN Discord, Facebook Horizon E-Sports Club
125 FPS QC Duel Sunday Cup#2 (84) (45 comments)
Posted by Nico_QD @ 08:06 CDT, 19 June 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 10:00 CDT, 25 June 2017 to 16:00 CDT, 25 June 2017
Schedule: Passed

The 125 FPS Quake Champions Duel Sunday Cup#2 (84)


Donate: 125FPS Donate link.
Streams: Russia 102, Russia Polosatiy, United Kingdom zLive, United Kingdom nvc; Stream's HUB
Links:125FPS Balance 2017; 125FPS Discord
125 FPS QC Duel Sunday Cup#1 (83) (129 comments)
Posted by Nico_QD @ 09:54 CDT, 16 June 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 13:00 CDT, 18 June 2017 to 16:00 CDT, 18 June 2017
Schedule: Passed

The 125 FPS Quake Champions Duel Sunday Cup #83


Donate: 125FPS Donate link.
Streams: Russia 102, United Kingdom zLive, United Kingdom nvc; Stream's HUB
Links:125FPS Balance 2017; 125FPS Discord
All non-NA/EU players removed from Qualifiers (128 comments)
Posted by dirtbox @ 08:04 CDT, 16 June 2017 - iMsg
From ESL Discord:
Hello @everyone ! We would like to let you know that the NA qualifiers are meant only for NA & CA based players and the EU qualifiers are meant only for the EU based countries. This means that for these qualifiers, we won't be able to accept players (or teams with players) from Asia/Africa/Australia/Latin America. We have already removed those that were from the mentioned regions from the qualifiers and we hope that you will help us spread this message so it reaches them and the other players from these regions that were planning to participate. Many thanks and happy fraggin'!

Yet on the Bethesda page it says people can play with High Ping from other regions.

NOTE: All Qualifiers will be played on NA or EU servers. However, other regions can participate in these Qualifiers with higher latency. NA includes the Americas and Australia, and EU Europe, Russia and Asia.
Update 2017-06-19 by Åke Vader: Apparently this has been resolved. According to some obscure Discord quote Africans and Asians will now be allowed to play in the European region, while Australians and Latin Americans are allowed to play in the North American region.
Quake Battles QC TDM Draft (21 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 16:29 CDT, 14 June 2017 - iMsg
After last week's Sacrifice draft, the Quake Battles guys are doing yet another draft. The mode for the upcoming draft will be TDM and the draft will take place on Sunday, June 25th with games starting at 16:00 CET.


The games will be streamed on twitch vidjeee with players probably running their own streams as it was the case last time.

Last, but not the least, everyone is encouraged to sign up, regardless of skill level or previous Quake expreience.

Links: Quake Battles Discord
THUNDER (11 comments)
Posted by lee.ql @ 04:21 CDT, 14 June 2017 - iMsg



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While everyone is excited about the new addition to our favourite game series, I'm still keen on Quake Live, and its not because I don't like Quake Champions. In fact, I can't even launch Quake Champions because my PC is older than me. Check out my new video and thanks for watching.

Song : Imagine Dragons - Thunder
HANGTIME 2 by n00k1e (42 comments)
Posted by xajA @ 15:07 CDT, 12 June 2017 - iMsg



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Rating: 9.8 (84 votes)
Quake III DeFRaG world record run on an outstanding precision map.

"Greetings to all the Quake 2, Quake 3 and Quake Live friends & thanks for watching" - Poland n00k1e

All official HT2 records at q3df.org/records.

Download the raw demo: hangtime2-df[mdf.vq3]n00k1e.Poland.

Music:
VEILS - Silence
VEILS - Marble Eyes
Quake World Championships at QuakeCon 2017 (194 comments)
Posted by Nukm @ 07:20 CDT, 12 June 2017 - iMsg
id Software, Bethesda and ESLjust announced the $1,000,000 Quake World Champion. Duel and Sacrifice (4v4) competitions will kick off this June and culminate in a live Finals at QuakeCon from August 24-27, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.



Source: eslgaming.com
Links: esr Forum Discussion - tweet @ESLQuake
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