A week ago the Electonic Sports Association has opened it’s doors and went into public beta. ESAGamer.com is what you can call a fundraiser website with a prize distribution promise for eSports tournaments, not just for pros, but for everyone. All you need to do is put in £5 to get everything going.
Of course when a new site like this has been launched people have a lot questions. We had the chance to sit together with the director of ESA over a Skype call and ask him some questions, so we dove straight in with questions about the prize distribution. Read More
Today the Quake Live world championship kicks off but it’s interesting to see that the players are not nervous at all 😉 and instead of training hard are giving interviews here and there 🙂
I smell a lot of boasting but still, have fun reading: Read More
The guys at EUQL recently did an interview with 2008’s Quakecon and ESWC Quake (Live) champion Alexey “Cypher” Yanushevksy. Everybody was allowed to send in questions for the young Belarusian which resulted in some mildly interesting conversation: How do you turn the tides of a game when the opponent has item-locked you? (Cabelekse) That depends Read More
Tonight shoutcast legend djWHEAT and pro-gaming guru Slasher will be talking about Quake Live in the 5th episode of the Live On Three: The Pro-Gaming podcast, at djWHEAT.tv. The show airs at 7 PM EST / 1 CET (Feb 26th) and phone calls will be taken.
For those who don’t know who either djWHEAT or Slasher are, here’s a short introduction:
Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham is a legend in the Quake community. After having shoutcasted some of the biggest and most memorable Quake 3 tournaments in history, djWHEAT went on to work for the Championship Gaming Series. Upon the recent failure of the Championship Gaming Series in November 2008, djWHEAT announced his return to both the Quake scene and his podcast shows Epileptic Gaming & Live On Three at djWHEAT.tv, promising a return to his good old no bullsh1t style of commentating.
Rob “Slasher” Breslau is deeply rooted and well connected in the internet gaming industry. Slasher headed sections of some of the largest gaming websites such as Gotfrag, SK-Gaming and Gameriot. In addition to that, Slasher also makes his presence known as a shoutcaster at some of the biggest Quake events in the world. His most recent appearance being at the 2008 Quakecon finals.
A stream of this episode is embedded below: Read More
One day after the Quake Live public beta release, QuakeUnity published this interview with Marty Stratton, producer of QuakeLive and John Carmack, id Software‘s co-founder and lead programmer.
In this interview, John and Marty discuss several aspects of Quake Live such as backend infrastructure, their work with mod authors to bring additional features to the game and the hiring of developers from inside the Quake community. Read More
This is a review of the fourth group in the 2009 Quake Live TDM Nation Cup.
Today’s teams up for review are United Kingdom A, Estonia, Finland and Germany.
Earlier I already did a review of both group 1 with the Netherlands, Italy, Poland A and the Czech Republic, group 2 with Portugal, Spain, Lithuania and France and group 3 with Sweden, Belgium, Poland B and Hungary.
Today’s overview will be a rather one sided overview, focusing mainly on the UK. For this I apologize in advance ;). The other Nation captains were unfortunately unavailable for any questions. Read More
This is a review of the third group in the 2009 Quake Live TDM Nation Cup.
Today’s teams up for review are Sweden, Belgium, Hungary and Poland B.
Earlier I already did a review of both group 1 with the Netherlands, Italy, Poland A and the Czech Republic and group 2 with Portugal, Spain, Lithuania and France. Read More
This is a review of the second group in the 2009 Quake Live TDM Nation Cup.
Today’s teams up for review are Spain, Portugal, France and Lithuania. It’ll be a bit shorter than the previous overview, but It’ll have to do. 🙂
Earlier I already did a review of group 1 with the Netherlands, Italy, Poland B and the Czech Republic. Read More
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. Read More
Earlier I announced I would write 4 more posts about the Quake Live Nations Cup. Here’s the first one in those series in which I will discuss all the group 1 teams, combined with interviews of nearly all the captains. Later on I will do 3 more posts about other groups in the Quake Live Nations Cup.
We have entered week 2 of the Nationscup and some matches have already been played. You could say this preview comes a bit slow, but better late than never! The actual end of the group fase should only be in March anyway. 🙂
Let’s first take a look at which players each country in group 1 has in their lineups. Read More