Name: Michal Blicharz
So... I would agree that Quake III on its way to die, but is it dead already? The symptoms would be: no stars playing, no competitions, a decreace in the level of play. One would have to agree that there is less tournaments to play in (that is duelling events).
One would have to agree that some big names are out of the busines. Blue and LakermaN being the most spectacular examples. Does this mean that there is no quality among the pla
Yes, there's less oldskool names. But we have a generation of duelers who have progressed a ton. Has anyone taken the name LeXeR really seriously when Laker and Blue were tops in Europe? Look at Daler - a man who had started up QIII 1.5 years ago has made a huge leap in his E-Sportive prowess. And yes, we can compare these guys to the retired blokes because those retired blokes because the other quality pla
We have seen the skill gap between the big uns and the theoretically *lesser* pla
It could be argued if whether one man can't find a worthy rival means that QIII is dying. Even by looking at the small picture though (and QuakeCon itself, with its one-map-strange-seeding double elimination bracket might give us a fairly distorted picture) we can tell that one-man domination has always been natural for Quake (fatal1ty'2000, ZeRo4'2001). The big picture is, though, that LeXeR does have strong opposition in his own country and his monopoly for winning is not that certain.
Furthermore, fatal1ty practising for eight hours a day will be at least very close to the good old fatal1ty, so if there are pla
QIII is changing constantly. Some say that it is becoming more and more aim-ba
So is Quake III dead? No, not yet.
Edited by CarMac at 15:52, 24th Aug 2002 - 18744 Hits