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Coverage: DHW'12
Interview with Evil (49 comments)
Posted by Cyn1c @ 14:23 CST, 13 December 2012 - iMsg
The QuakeLive DreamHack Winter 2012 edition recently concluded with the Russian player Evil taking home the crown. Last week, I got a chance to sit down with him for an interview. During this interview, evil talked about the Russian quake scene, his sources of inspiration, how he prepared for DHW2012 and his future plans.

Here are a couple of excerpts:
Cypher has one special characteristic - if the enemy starts to fear him in-game and avoids a shootout with him till the end, Cypher will exploit this thing very hard! So, you need to fight with him in any combat and never run away without a fight.

Against Rapha, you need to know the things he starts his game with. He calculates a sequence of armors (spreads around within a circle in their proximity) and likes to take advantageous positions. He plays very standard, dry game, without special aggressive moves or focus on specific weapon(s).

Read the complete interview on Progamingtours.net.
Edited by Badb0y at 11:05 CST, 14 December 2012 - 27349 Hits
Gaming Insight interviewing rapha (59 comments)
Posted by nicerdicer @ 12:25 CST, 28 November 2012 - iMsg
Another interview with United States of America rapha, this time done by german coverage hub Germany Gaming Insight.

Edited by PerpetualWar at 15:49 CST, 28 November 2012 - 15261 Hits
Nataliya and mouse* @ DHW12 (19 comments)
Posted by mouse* @ 14:10 CST, 26 November 2012 - iMsg
2 shitty cameras and a couple of pics. we decided to throw the shit together. hf
Edited by mouse* at 14:53 CST, 26 November 2012 - 14234 Hits
rapha talks post-DH final (64 comments)
Posted by Thorin @ 05:12 CST, 25 November 2012 - iMsg
Following an unsuccessful attempt at defending his DreamHack crown United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson spoke to me in a video interview.

Some of the topics we discussed:
- Facing Germany k1llsen in the quarter-final
- Beating Poland av3k yet again in a series.
- rapha's perspective on av3k's strengths as a dueler.
- tourney7 and how it fits rapha's style.
- IPL, Shootmania and rapha's future in QL dueling.

Edited by PerpetualWar at 07:24 CST, 25 November 2012 - 24876 Hits
Dreamhack Winter 2012 - Day 3 (641 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 15:30 CST, 23 November 2012 - iMsg
Scheduled: 09:00 CST, 24 November 2012 to 10:00 CST, 24 November 2012
Schedule: Passed

Tomorrow is the final day of DreamHack Winter 2012. There's only one game left to be played and that's ofcourse the Grand Finals! The finals will start at 10:00 CDT. Follow the Grand Final thorugh DreamHack.tv (exact link will be added asap).

More information can be found in the ESR DreamHack Winter 2012 Coverage post. There's also a tournament website with the groups and brackets.


Configs, huds and demos can be found on trance.gg.
Demos of the finals along with a pack including all demos will be posted tomorrow after the finals.

Thanks to Dreamhack, the sponsors Kingston HyperX, Plantronic GameCom & Twitch.TV, the streamers and ofcourse the players for a very good tournament!

Configs / demos: trance.gg (Updated with all demos)
Video on demand: Day 1, Day 2
International Coverages: France E-Sport France, Russia Good Game.ru

IRC: mIRC #DreamHack.Quake, mIRC #leveluptv
Official Links: ESR DreamHack Winter 2012 Coverage post, Tournament website
Streams: DreamHack.tv (Grand Final @ DreamHack TV)
Edited by wn at 13:17 CST, 24 November 2012 - 253434 Hits
DreamHack Winter 2012 Day 1 (1 comment)
Posted by nicerdicer @ 04:38 CST, 23 November 2012 - iMsg
Some photos I took on the first day of the tournament, will be more on second day.
Edited by nicerdicer at 20:09 CST, 27 November 2012 - 9855 Hits
DreamHack Winter 2012 - Day 2 (525 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 15:58 CST, 22 November 2012 - iMsg
Scheduled: 05:00 CST, 23 November 2012 to 14:00 CST, 23 November 2012
Schedule: Passed

The second day of DreamHack Winter 2012 is starting tomorrow, 07:00 CDT 23 November 2012, with the playoffs. All the Quarter- and Semi finals will be played one by one.

More information can be found in the ESR DreamHack Winter 2012 Coverage post. There's also a tournament website with the groups and brackets.


Update: The VODs from day 1 are up! Gallery by Ukraine nicerdicer from day 1.

IRC: mIRC #DreamHack.Quake, mIRC #leveluptv
Official Links: ESR DreamHack Winter 2012 Coverage post, Tournament website
Streams: DreamhackQL, DreamHackQL (Russian), DreamHackQL (No cast)
Fixtures: Grand Final
Edited by blaze at 15:30 CST, 23 November 2012 - 127347 Hits
Dreamhack Winter 2012 - Day 1 (271 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 03:08 CST, 22 November 2012 - iMsg
DreamHack Winter 2012 is starting today at 05:00 CST, 22 November 2012 with the group stage of the duel tournament.

More information can be found in the ESR DreamHack Winter 2012 Coverage post. There's also a tournament website with the groups and brackets.

Updates: Unfortunately Poland matr0x dropped out last minute and was replaced by Sweden DRz.bat4dead. Tunisia DRz.L33gend also dropped out, he was replaced by Sweden ninzie


IRC: mIRC #DreamHack.Quake, mIRC #leveluptv
Official Links: ESR DreamHack Winter 2012 Coverage post, Tournament website
Streams: DreamhackQL, DreamHackQL (Russian), DreamHackQL (No cast)
Edited by blaze at 15:59 CST, 22 November 2012 - 56211 Hits
Dreamhack Winter 2012 Coverage (5 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 07:32 CST, 21 November 2012 - iMsg
The DreamHack Winter 2012 will be taking place from Thursday the 22th to Sunday the 25th November in Sweden Jönköping. The event will host a number of tournaments, including a Quake Live duel tournament featuring 16 players.

From this coverage page, you have access to:
- Page 1 - Duel tournament details and schedule
- Page 2 - Duel results and VODs
- Page 3 - Rankings and Prize money
- Page 4 - Coverages, Interviews & Galleries links
- Page 5 - Streamings links & informations

Official links: DreamHack Winter 2012, Tournament website
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Edited by blaze at 07:32 CST, 21 November 2012 - 13038 Hits
DHW: Quake Live Groups! (141 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 16:34 CST, 15 November 2012 - iMsg
After the show tonight with The GD Studio hosted by United Kingdom 2GD and Belgium Trance we now have the groups for the DreamHack Kingston HyperX Quake Live Tournament.

Unfortunately Poland STING dropped out last minute and we haven't been able to replace him yet. If you want to play contact either blazeh or slayzah in mIRC #DreamHack.Quake or send a mail to esport@dreamhack.se.

Also since STING dropped out we remade the seeds slightly. Sweden empish was moved to mid seed and the player missing is down in low seed.



So, as usual, please leave your thoughts on the groups below! Is there a group of death? Is any group more interesting then another?

Update: Last spot has been filled by Sweden Snapphanen.
Update 2: Poland matr0x unfortunately dropped out of the tournament. He will be replaced by Sweden DRz.bat4dead.

Links: DreamHack.se
Betting: Overall Winner, Groupmatches
Edited by Badb0y at 20:17 CST, 21 November 2012 - 31610 Hits
DHW: Player replacements and seeds (157 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 06:06 CST, 15 November 2012 - iMsg
Unfortunately we've had a few unexpected drop outs during the last week. Portugal ins, United States of America cl0ck and Germany reload have dropped out of the tournament, all with different reasons. Making the best out of the situation we quickly contacted a number of players who we hoped could play instead.

With only a week left until DreamHack Winter 2012 there wasn't much time for the players to arrange a trip but Tunisia L33gend (aka sofiene), Germany mousestar and Sweden empish all agreed to come and play. L33gend making his Quake Live LAN debut while mousestar and empish comes back to DreamHack to play again.

But since the line up is complete again it's time to get the seeds public!

Don't forget to follow The GD Studio tonight for the live group drawing. The show goes live at 19:00 CET with a warmup cup and finishing of with the group draw.

*UPDATE*: Italy unnamedtony can't make it due to sickness and needs to catch up on work as soon as he gets better. If you want to play please send a message to blazeh or slayzah at mIRC #DreamHack.Quake or send a mail to esport@dreamhack.se.
*UPDATE 2*: The last spot has been filled by Russia cooke.
*UPDATE 3*: Germany mousestar is not arriving until friday, one day after the groupstage so he'll be replaced by Ukraine nicerdicer.

Links: DreamHack.se, Group draw announcement by Belgium Trance
Edited by xou at 12:16 CST, 15 November 2012 - 30435 Hits
DHW: Last 5 player invites (325 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 12:56 CST, 7 November 2012 - iMsg
The signups for the Kingston HyperX Quake Live Tournament at DreamHack Winter 2012 closed last Sunday which means we finally can release the complete line up! Once again we're going to have a tournament filled with skilled players. The last 5 invites are not an exception to this!

The last 5 invites to DreamHack Winter 2012 are: Portugal ins, Germany reload, Poland STING_PL, Italy unnamedtony and Belarus Cypher.


We're also proud to announce that United Kingdom nvc will be commentating the event and Serbia zeroql will provide coverage in English. Ukraine nicerdicer and Russia foppa (aka frozen) will also provide coverage and commentate the event in Russian. Both of the streams will cover the tournament on location!

Seeds and groups will be released in about one week from now! Don't forget to check out the rules! Questions? Send a mail to esport@dreamhack.se.

Links: Original Post
Edited by Badb0y at 11:25 CST, 8 November 2012 - 59188 Hits
DHW: Additional Quake Live Players (202 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 17:00 CDT, 30 October 2012 - iMsg
Another week has almost passed since our last update. The line up of the DreamHack Kingston HyperX Quake Live Tournament is getting better and better. With the players released today we've filled 11 of the 16 spots in the tournament. The applications closes at Sunday the 4th of November (4/11), so make sure to apply for a spot today!

Today we're happy to announce 6 more players: Poland av3k, Netherlands draven, Germany k1llsen, Sweden madix, United States of America cl0ck and finally United States of America Rapha. The 5 last spots will be released next week, after the applications closes.


Questions? Send a mail to esport@dreamhack.se.

Links: Original post
Edited by Badb0y at 15:53 CDT, 1 November 2012 - 44422 Hits
DHW: Quake Live Update (108 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 05:20 CDT, 25 October 2012 - iMsg
The tournament rules for the Duel tournament at Sweden DreamHack Winter 2012 have now been released. This means that the details of the tournament are finished. The map list and tournament layout will therefore stay the same. Rules are attached to this post.

Together with the rules we've decided to start inviting players. We're releasing 5 players today, 5 next week and the last 6 players the week after that.

Applications will be open until the 4th of November (4/11) so don't forget to sign up as soon as possible!


Links: Orignal post
Edited by wn at 06:39 CDT, 25 October 2012 - 23849 Hits
Quake Live at DreamHack Winter 2012 (307 comments)
Posted by blaze @ 15:35 CDT, 16 October 2012 - iMsg
Quake at Sweden DreamHack is a modern Esport Classic and today we are very happy to present the DreamHack Kingston HyperX Quake Live Tournament, sponsored by Kingston HyperX, Plantronics GamesCom & Twitch. A total of 16 world class duel players will play for the 70 000 SEK prize pool. All the best matches will be live streamed in HD via Twitch and the final will be played on DreamArena Extreme.

Quake Live is a free to play arena shooter created and supported by id Software. Easy to join, get started and play in a few minutes! Wanna play in the tournament? Send us your application today! We need the following information and we will get back to you as soon as possible, we have room for 16 players!


Links: www.dreamhack.se, Facebook DreamHackfestival, Twitter @DreamHack || Facebook KingstonTechnologyEurope, Twitter @kingstontech, YouTube KingstonTechMemory || gamecom.plantronics.com, Facebook GameComFaceOff, Twitter @TeamGAMECOM || www.twitch.tv, Facebook TwitchTV, Twitter @TwitchTV || www.quakelive.com, Facebook Quakelive, Twitter @quakelive
Edited by wn at 16:59 CDT, 16 October 2012 - 60770 Hits
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