said the digital edition
will be next month. Now
on the 25th installment of the gaming celebration,
saying the virtual gathering will run from August 7-9. Here's word on the
planned festivities and where to get your hands on QuakeCon SWAG:
year, due to COVID-19, QuakeCon at Home will be a global, totally online event –
kicking off August 7 and ending August 9 – filled with three days of livestreams
from around the world, tournaments (of course!), charity fundraising, and more.
And the BYOC – the heart of QuakeCon – is going virtual, using Twitch Teams to
bring fans together through games in new ways.
QUAKECON AT HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Global Super Stream: QuakeCon at Home will feature a weekend packed with
streamed content from around the globe, kicking off on Friday, August 7, at
11:00am AM CST with Bethesda’s QuakeCon Digital Welcome. The event schedule will
feature round-the clock programming with special influencer streams, surprises,
and our very own Bethesda Community teams from around the globe - all streaming
from home in support of charitable causes. Stay tuned for more info, including
the full stream schedule, in the coming weeks!
QuakeCon Twitch Team: Playing and sharing games with friends in the BYOC
is the core of QuakeCon, and this year the global QuakeCon community will unite
and connect for the first time through the official QuakeCon at Home Twitch
Team. The Team will celebrate QuakeCon, play and share games, and help raise
money for the QuakeCon-supported charities. Some players will be featured on the
QuakeCon Twitch Team page. We will be releasing more details on how players can
register to join the QuakeCon at Home Twitch Team soon.
Esports Tournament: It’s not QuakeCon without a tournament full of
frags, so that too has gone virtual for 2020. The 2019-2020 Quake Pro League
season will conclude at our Quake World Championship, Sunday, August 9 at 4:00pm
CST. From the comfort of their own homes, the top 24 players around the globe
will compete to win their share of $150,000 Prizing and the title of Season
Champion. Quake fans can watch online live via the Global Super Stream – stay
tuned for details.
Charity Initiatives: Raising money for charities has been a key part
of QuakeCon for years, and attendees have made a huge impact for local, national
and international groups. We are excited to continue this legacy in both a
global and local way. QuakeCon players will be able to donate to organizations
directly from the official QuakeCon at Home Twitch stream, including Direct
Relief, UNICEF, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and The Trevor Project.
- Animal Charities: Everyone will miss the good doggos who visit
the Exhibit Hall every year, so this year we are bringing the furry
fundraising global. QuakeCon at Home will have new, exclusive “Dogvahkiin”
and “Catodemon” t-shirts for sale, with all Bethesda proceeds going to both
our long-time Dallas animal adoption partner, Dallas Pets Alive, as well as
FOUR PAWS, an international charity raising money for all kinds of animals
Official QuakeCon at Home Swag: With luck, this will be the only
QuakeCon at Home we ever have to hold, so this year’s tee-shirt will be truly
one-of-a-kind. QuakeCon collectors can preorder QuakeCon at Home merch today to
complete the set and receive it in time for the live event.