Quakecon 2015 has been recently announced, and players are starting to arrange their trips to take part in what - for the moment - looks like being the only major event for Quake Live in 2015.
Tonight, Pelle "fazz" Söderman announced on his stream that he will be going to Quakecon, and participate in the tournaments there. The specific formats are yet to be revealed, but rumors talk about the traditional Duel Masters plus a Team focused tournament.
Fazz is an old school player, with good performances in both duel and TDM. His last apparitions were at Lan Prague, where 4 old men arrived 2nd , beaten by the Russian powerhouse deliberate murder, and at the 125FPS Showmatch agains his countryman Spart1e which resulted in a 4-3 for fazz.
- 1st place WCG 2001 q3 2v2 with prozac
- 1st place Eurocup VI q3 4v4 with EYEballers
- 4th place ESWC 2003 q3 1v1
- 1st place ESWC 2004 q3 1v1 team Sweden
The participation of fazz to this tournament is sponsored by Memento_Mori, who last year supported Romain "dem0n" Leclercq in his trip to Quakecon.
This is a strange turn of events. Recently, I had plans to move to London, where I would have had considerably less time to dedicate to gaming. But because of certain changes of plans, I stay in Sweden, and have been focusing on getting my stream up, and practice gaming seriously. I'm really happy about Memento approaching me with this opportunity. I can't wait to attend another LAN event playing the game I've loved for more than half of my life.
I will do my best to perform at my highest level and at the same time put on a great show up and until the actual event in July. I hope you all look forward as much as me to this, and also hope that you all will join me on this journey! Let's do this!
It's been increasingly harder for me to travel to events in the recent years, but I still would like to support the scene. The best way I can is to help out players traveling to tournaments. Last year, I picked demon because he was showing good performance on faceit and I knew he had the time to prepare. This year I picked Fazz as he started his own streaming project and discussing with him he has shown strong motivation to prepare and do his best in Dallas.
What matters most to me is the ability of a player to take this opportunity seriously and give his best shot. My hope is that this will fuel energy into the online scene for the months before the tournament. The actual LAN performance is something harder to predict, but that's also the beauty of it. Overall, the more players attend it with a serious attitude, the better the show for everyone.
Links: Fazz's channel
Edited by twister_ at 11:31 CST, 26 January 2015 - 76900 Hits