Razer and ESL TV are proud to join forces and announce their first ever QuakeLive invitational tournament. Both parties are passionate and fully committed to putting Quake back on the eSports map, starting with our first Live broadcast on the 14th July 2009. Our invitational is destined be the most intense and competitive online tournament since the birth of QuakeLive.
Sixteen of the finest European players will battle it out over three weeks to determine who has the discipline, ambition and reactions to be crowned the champion of the ESL TV QuakeLive Invitational. The stakes will be high with 1000 Euro of prize money on the line.
Furthermore, to signify appreciation to the eSports community Razer will be unleashing 500 Euros of top-notch gaming equipment for the spectators watching live on ESL TV. Want to improve your game with the latest mouse or headset? Each week simply tune in to the stream over at ESL TV and leave your comments! We'll be asking you to guess the winner or predict who might land the first frag... or whatever other crazy ideas we come up with.
It's with great pleasure that we bring the Quake community a tournament the scene so desperately needed and which fans have eagerly anticipated. ESL TV aims to bring you the perfect balance of entertainment and insightful commentary with our years of broadcasting expertise. This is our first major step into QuakeLive. We aspire to build, nurture and invigorate electronic sports. We'd like to thank Razer for its ongoing eSports support. Without them this tournament wouldn't have been possible. And we’re thrilled to team up and bring the quake community what should be an outstanding tournament.
In 1999 Razer sponsored our first Quake invitational event in Stockholm Sweden and after 10 years we are proud to sponsor the ESL's 2009 Quake Live Invitational. It is huge to be here for the next generation of Quake champions.
13 of the 16 confirmed players are:
srs/rzr/av3k - serious-gaming.com
SK|bodzo - SK-gaming.com
srs/rzr/cypher - serious-gaming.com
broken`calipt - broken-gaming
k1llsen - machtext.de
mTw|smoke- mortalteamwork.de - annulation source
LLL*fox – lowlandlions.com
dignitas/GaRpY – Team-dignitas.org
dignitas/HELL – Team-dignitas.org
Stermy – stermy.com
[R]draven - reason-gaming.net
note: final invite list still subject to change.
Thursday, July 16th - Introductory show, Including show match + Qualif
Monday, July 20th - 1st Playday
Thursday, July 23rd - 2nd Playday
Monday, July 27th - 3rd Playday
Thursday, July 30th - 4th Playday
Monday, August 3rd - Finals
Show starts at 11:00 CST; Ends 13:00 CST over at ESL TV
Keep on Fragging!
ESL TV & Razer – The Pro Gamers’ Choice.
Edited by xou at 12:46 CDT, 15 July 2009 - 91413 Hits