Two eras of competitive Quake clashed in Dallas today, as the first world championships were held for the early access Quake Champions, awarding $1 million in prize across the tournament.
Quake Champions will enter early access on Aug. 22 with new maps, features, and the DOOM Slayer as a new champion. Also available is a champions pack, which will unlock all champions now and forever for $29.99.
Remember the Aussie who forced his way through an online Quake Champions qualifier on crappy ping? Well there was a second round of qualifiers for the Quake World Championships over the weekend, and despite having an atrocious ping yet again, Daniel “dandaking” De Sousa somehow made it through.
Ah, the sights and sounds. Rocket jumps and railguns, even that grimacing marine, bringing me right back to those good ol’ days of Quake.
The first world championship for the upcoming Quake Champions will take place on August 26 in Dallas, Texas at the eponymous QuakeCon.
Quake Champions will be free-to-play but charge players for characters, the game’s creative director told Polygon. While you can play the Ranger class for free, unlocking others will cost you. The game’s director said this was a way of compromising between satisfying stalwart fans and inviting newcomers.
Quake Champions, Bethesda’s arena shooter for PC, is looking awesome. Its debut gameplay trailer just dropped, teasing some new champions and weapons. The game will enter closed beta in 2017.