A while ago, people asked me to promote a subscene of QuakeLive, namely iCTF. Now, I can hear you all say: "bah who needs ictf when you got ctf and tdm and duel!"
Well, some do,
All these abbreviations...
What I'm trying to say is that European Sports League Quake Live BeNeLux won't be getting an "official" European Pro Series.
A few weeks ago the EAS (European Amateur Series) were opened and if certain activity criteria were met, an EPS would get started. ESL only has 4 EPS and it had already chosen 3:
- Counter-Strike: Source 5on5
- Counter-Strike 1.6 5on5
- Call of Duty 4 5on5
And, since monday, Trackmania Nations: Forever was added as the fourth EPS.
The reason they picked TMNF over QL, although both communities had similar activity, is because they just had to chose something. See of it as a random pick.
It had to happen, ladders for Quake Live.
This week, ClanBase announced their Quake Live ladders: non stop competition for keeping that top spot for every gametype! (Well, those that matter anyway )
The first European Capture the Flag League for Quake Live has now opened its gates to every CTF Clan out there seeking competition, reputation and free beer.
BiBS is a League made for the community, by the community and its first Season will begin on Monday, the 25th of May.
Sign-up's will remain open up until the 24th of May.
Good luck to all teams that participate, and enjoy!
- Location: Europe
- Type: Ladder
- Game Type: Duel (best of 1)
- Maps: qzdm6, qzdm13, tourney4, tourney6, tourney7
- Prizes: Pride and honour.
- info: 1on1 Ladder info
- IRC: #esl.quakelive
This is the second competitive gaming organization that shows significant interest in Quake Live. Earlier there was the USA oriented GGL which created several CA, TDM and Duel ladders.
I can only predict Clanbase will follow suit and create some competitive leagues as well in the next few weeks or months.
The well known gaming website GGL.com has recently started a Quake Live group. At the moment most participants in this ladder are North American. But also Europeans are more than welcome to join and fight for the first spot in this ladder.