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Coverage: DHW09
HQ QL VODs from Dreamhack Day 1 Released (3 comments)
Posted by QuakeLiveTV @ 15:19 CST, 8 December 2009 - iMsg
The many hours of Quake Live Dreamhack coverage provided by LiveOnThree's Slasher, QLTV's GreasedScotsman, ESL TV's 2gd, SK-Rapha and EG|clampOK from November 26, 2009 are now available as high quality video on demand.

Stream or download all 5 parts from QLTV's media player or watch them on QLTV's YouTube channel ( playlist ).
Edited by xou at 16:34 CST, 8 December 2009 - 3674 Hits
VODs From DreamArena Extreme released (24 comments)
Posted by pAX @ 08:54 CST, 3 December 2009 - iMsg
DreamHack Winter is over for this year and the QUAKE champions are decided. DreamHack has now released official VODs from DreamArena Extreme where the QUAKE LIVE and QUAKE WORLD finals was played.

The VODs include commentary from 2GD, Joe, Fatal1ty and LethalWiz.


DreamHack have also announced that DreamHack Summer 2010 will be held in Gothenburg 19-22th June.

Source: Gp.se (Swedish), DreamHack on YouTube
Edited by xou at 09:21 CST, 3 December 2009 - 8839 Hits
Dreamhack Winter final round up on TEK9 (36 comments)
Posted by crow- @ 07:29 CST, 29 November 2009 - iMsg
TEK-9.org rounds up all the action from a top quality weekend of QuakeLive action at Dreamhack. Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski was the eventual champion but what does this mean given the absence of Shane "rapha" Hendrixson? Who's been improving and who's getting left behind in Europe and North America? Here we look at these questions and more in the Dreamhack Winter final round up.

You can read the full round up here on TEK-9.org.
Edited by crow- at 08:25 CST, 29 November 2009 - 13388 Hits
One day @ Dreamhack Winter '09. (6 comments)
Posted by dronesoul @ 12:22 CST, 28 November 2009 - iMsg
These are most of the pictures i took that day :)
Edited by ndrj at 12:47 CST, 28 November 2009 - 6447 Hits
Dreamhack Winter: av3k wins QL 1on1 (192 comments)
Posted by Badb0y @ 09:34 CST, 27 November 2009 - iMsg
If you missed the Quake Live 1on1 tournament from swedish DreamHack Winter 2009 on thursday/day 1 you can still watch some recorded VODs on ustream.tv and levelupyourgame.

Playoffs schedule on friday/day 2

Four players are left in the tournament, the starting matches will be Italy stermy vs Sweden Z4muZ and Russia Cooller vs Poland av3k. Because of Z4muZ mouse problems and sound problems from Stermy the matches will be slightly delayed. djWHEAT.tv and Quake-Live.tv wont be streaming today but LevelUp jumps in with United States of America Slasher on the mic and also United Kingdom 2GD & United Kingdom Joe from ESL TV will shoutcasting the final match.


Final standing
cup_gold 1st: Poland Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski - 2400€
cup_silver 2nd: Sweden Alexander "Z4muZ" Ihrfors - 1455€
cup_bronze 3rd: Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov - 970€
4th: Italy Alessandro "Stermy" Avallone
Live Streams:
- DreamArena.se with 2GD & Joe from ESL TV, Justin.tv, DH-Justin
- LevelUpyourgame.net with Slasher, c.zeroboy.net/lvlup, mIRC #lvl^
- GameSports with gS-Jay

Coverage:
fragster.de fragster.de - Groupstage, Playoff - Photo gallery Thursday/Friday/Saturday - Interviews dkt, madix, Z4muZ
SK Gaming sk-gaming - After game statements on video -1- -2- -3- -4-
Justin.tv - VODs Grand Final with 2GD & Joe
LevelUp - VODs friday with Slasher (howtoplay)

Demos:
Grand Final av3k vs Z4muZ
Demopack various

Related links:
Thursday/day 1, Seeds & Groups released
Edited by xou at 19:12 CDT, 21 June 2010 - 56686 Hits
DreamHack: QuakeWorld Coverage (66 comments)
Posted by Zalon @ 16:01 CST, 26 November 2009 - iMsg
The QuakeWorld tournament at DreamHack Winter was delayed a bit due to the Quake Live tournament taking longer than expected. Now the group games are getting played with the Quarterfinals coming up later tonight.

QuakeWorld.nu runs a live stream with a mix of QuakeWorld commentators. While all the games are available via QTV.

Final Standing
cup_gold 1st: Sweden LocKtar - 700€
cup_silver 2nd: Sweden nabbe - 475€
cup_bronze 3rd: Sweden bps - 300€
4th: Sweden snapcase

Justin.tv vods of the final (Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4)


Links: Stream, QTV, Mumble, QuakeWorld.nu
Edited by Zalon at 00:56 CST, 29 November 2009 - 16304 Hits
Dreamhack: Live Stream all event! (748 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 00:06 CST, 26 November 2009 - iMsg
Scheduled: 03:30 CST, 26 November 2009 to 09:00 CST, 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 04:00 CST.

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

03:30 CST Dreamhack Pre-game show
04:00 CST United States of America DaHanG vs Sweden Z4muZ
04:00 CST United States of America destrukt vs Sweden fazz
04:30 CST Russia Cooller vs France link1n
05:00 CST Sweden fox vs Poland av3k
06:30 CST Sweden Spart1e vs Iceland linKoo
07:00 CST Sweden Madix vs France Strenx
07:30 CST Italy Stermy vs United States of America chance
09:00 CST Round of 16 TBA
10:00 CST Quarterfinals TBA

The day 2 stream of the semifinals and finals starts on Friday at 03:00 CST 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^
Edited by Badb0y at 10:50 CST, 27 November 2009 - 243073 Hits
TEK9 previews Dreamhack Winter (60 comments)
Posted by crow- @ 06:24 CST, 25 November 2009 - iMsg
TEK-9.org previews the upcoming QuakeLive tournament at Dreamhack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden. The feature includes a detailed rundown of the top contenders, from fan favourite Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov to unpredictable dark horse Poland Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski and more in-between. A quick taster can be found below...


You can read the full preview on TEK-9.org.
Edited by crow- at 06:25 CST, 25 November 2009 - 20030 Hits
dkt: "My goal is always to win" (155 comments)
Posted by swine @ 14:10 CST, 24 November 2009 - iMsg
An American trio of Quake players will participate at the Quake Live tournament at the DreamHack Winter event. One of them is Brian "dkt" Flander, who managed to show a good offline performance at the QuakeCon 2009. Fragster.de spoke with him about the IEM American Finals, the upcoming DreamHack and the American Quake scene.
Who will be the toughest opponent in Jönköping?
dkt: Probably Cypher. He is a great player. He has very solid aim and positioning and his mental game is underrated. There are many European players who are very good. I think Cooller will be better at this tournament than he was in Dubai and I think fox/DaHanG will also be very good

Spart1e, who managed to beat you twice at QuakeCon, is also attending at DreamHack. Can you take him down this time in his home country just like he did to you?
dkt: Hopefully, he is a very good player, but I feel I'm better than I was at QuakeCon. I don't know how much he has practiced or anything, but it would be fun to play against him again.
Read the full interview on Fragster.de (United Kingdom English version or Germany German version).

Source: DreamHack Winter 2009-Coverage
Edited by xou at 14:40 CST, 24 November 2009 - 30378 Hits
Dreamhack QL & QW Seeds+Groups released! (153 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 16:07 CST, 23 November 2009 - iMsg
When Dreamhack Winter 2009 is just days away the seeds have finally been made and released for both Quake Live and Quake World.

Unfortunately a few players dropped out of the tournament. PURRI and bodzo couldn't make it of various reasons, time and money being the major ones. They were replaced by the players who were next in line: the former Dreamhack Quake admins Sweden Dronar and Sweden SobriuS.

ZeroQl had troubles getting a visa and was replaced by the runner up in the Serbian QL Qualifier: Serbia rmd! Sweden Åke Vader and Sweden lakso couldn't make it to the Quake World tournament either. Åke Vader because of work and lakso because of school. Both of them were replaced by the players next in line: France vo1ce and Sweden snapcase.


Together with the seeds and groups the full rules have been added for both games. Most notably is that QL uses the "ESWC-style" for picking maps (both players remove one map each before picking maps) and QW uses regular map picks (requested by the community).

Links: Quake Live Rules, Quake World Rules, No source!
Edited by xou at 16:43 CST, 23 November 2009 - 36820 Hits
Pros vote Dreamhack to be AGP Sanctioned (176 comments)
Posted by Streetrunner @ 08:12 CST, 23 November 2009 - iMsg
The Association of Gaming Professionals recently held a vote with its Pro Members on whether Dreamhack should be approved or not for AGP Sanctioning. The vote was based on the very late details released of the tournament like prizemoney, if it is to be LAN or server based (Quake Live), and monitors and computers used. All these things are factored into decision making of if a LAN tournament is to be AGP Sanctioned or not because it is not fair to those players traveling to book the travel details for such a tournament early only to find out the prize money is very low or doesn’t exist, instead giving hardware, for an example. Dreamhack has a stellar record of paying prize money on time and holding very well ran tournaments that are consistent, which plays an important role in this vote as well.

The vote required a majority vote and was elected to be AGP Sanctioned. The point breakdown is listed below. Usually the penalty in AGP Ranking points for such a late detail release would put this tournament at 500 points for 1st. However, because it is a 32 player, non invite tournament, and that most North American players are attending, it will be treated at 1000. Look for their streaming schedule very soon.


Tomorrow the AGP will be releasing details on the election for European player representation.

Links: AGPTour - mIRC #agptour, Facebook, Twitter
Edited by xou at 12:02 CST, 23 November 2009 - 48136 Hits
Dreamhack Winter 2009 Prize Update (88 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 12:08 CST, 17 November 2009 - iMsg
This winter's hottest Quake tournaments has now cleared some of the question marks regarding the tournament. The prize distribution has been revealed! The DreamHack crew are currently working around the clock with finalizing the details for this event. The tournament will most likely be played at LAN servers, if no unforeseen technology problems comes up. Expect the seeds for each game to be released this weekend and we can also announce that ALL Quake Matches will be played on Samsung 2233rz 120Hz LCDs.


Source: Dreamhack.se
Edited by blaze at 05:37 CST, 18 November 2009 - 15502 Hits
Dreamhack Winter 2009 Update (67 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 15:09 CST, 9 November 2009 - iMsg
With Dreamhack Winter 2009 just above 3 weeks away, Dreamhack is releasing some updated information about the Quakelive and Quake World tournaments. Both tournaments will be played on 26-27th November. The Quakelive tournament group stages will start at 04:00 CST, Quake World players at 11:00 CST. The finals for both games will be played in front of a huge crowd at DreamArena Extreme. All times given below are CET.


The Quake World tournament still have a few slots open, so sign up today!


Source: Dreamhack.se (QW) / Dreamhack.se (QL)
Edited by netrex at 15:28 CST, 16 November 2009 - 19591 Hits
ZeRoQL wins Serbian Dreamhack Qualifier (38 comments)
Posted by Nukm @ 10:24 CDT, 27 October 2009 - iMsg
The Serbian Dreamhack Qualifier was held on October 24, 2009 in the Core Gaming Center. 8 Quake Live players who qualified online participated. The big prize was a trip to Sweden for competing in the Dreamhack Quake Live Duel Tournament that will be held 26/29 November. The Results are:
cup_gold 1st: Serbia ZeRoQL
cup_silver 2nd: Serbia Remedy
cup_bronze 3rd: Serbia PartyB


Links: Tournament Site (not updated) - Demos - Players picture
Edited by Nukm at 12:04 CDT, 27 October 2009 - 15512 Hits
Dreamhack: Complete QL signups (261 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 15:08 CDT, 20 October 2009 - iMsg
Today all of the players that's going to have the opportunity to play Quake Live at Dreamhack got accepted into the tournament site.

32 players, most of them picked by performance of LAN and online tournaments but also a few that comes directly from the Dreamhack Qualifiers for Quake Live in Portugal, Serbia and South Africa.

These signups is not in any particular order.

If any players from this list should drop out the players from the waiting list will be added. We'll use the "First signed, first served" method, so those who signed up first will be the first ones to get into the tournament from the waiting list.

The full list, rules and prices can be found at Dreamhacks E-sport site.


Update

Yes, cooller is signed and accepted into the tournament! :D
Source: Blaze in the comments section
Edited by becks at 10:06 CDT, 29 October 2009 - 69675 Hits
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