The AGP-Tour website is being finalized and in about two weeks the last stage of its beta phase will begin. Over at fragster.de an interview was published with Jarod Reisin, the CEO of AGP’s “Quake only”-Tour.
For those of you who don’t know what the AGP Tour exactly is,… don’t worry, you’re not alone. About a year ago the organizer Jarod Reisin announced the AGP Tour would organize tournaments for several 1v1 games, such as UT, Q4 and Q3 as well as cover them in a way that’s not been done before.
Yet as soon as this news was released, the whole project just seemed to pretty much fall flat on it’s butt. Today however it seems they are renewing this dream, yet now exclusively for Quake Live duels.
Which features are you planning to release for the actual tour?
Jarod: Details on the upcoming tour I can give are small. I can tell you one thing: We plan on using Quake Live only.
So you put all your efforts into a game which is still being developed. What if it won’t be released at the end of the year?
Jarod: We will use Quake 3 if it is not ready or useable. But it will be (smiles). Also, I would like to apologize to the communities if I may: It is for earlier in 2008, mentioning we would use four games. I jumped the gun on that and would have loved for that to be possible. But it seems that it would have been very complicated in many areas to do such a thing. I personally apologize for that. In the future, as we grow, we would like to open up new tours supporting other games, so anything is possible. But for now, the AGP Tour is Quake3/Live only.
Very interesting as well will be the new AGPtour.com’s “Classics section”:
Also, a big feature will be our “Classics” section where we have all major Quake 3 tournaments since they began and will slowly have videos of all the matches (that we can get demos for). Right now our Classics section will cover Quake 3 1v1 and later on other modes like TDM and CTF as well.
Always nice to see events like AGP tour having faith in this upcoming game, Quake Live. You can read the full interview with the AGP tour organizer Jarod Reisin at fragster.de.
You can join the AGP Tour on IRC at #AGPTour on quakenet.