QuakeCon 2014 announced for July

By Tam Mageean
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As far as digital festivals and gaming conventions go, QuakeCon is ruling the roost as one of the oldest and finest. The BYOC (standing for Bring Your Own Computer) event stands as a testament to the FPS giants at iD Software, and everything they've made.

Typically, competitions and casual matchups occur across anything PC gaming and mmo related at the event, with tournaments for the Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein franchises taking center stage.

With the recent re-invigoration of the mmofps Quake Live, we're expecting to see some big cash prizes up for grabs this year; the 19th QuakeCon to date. Thousands are expected at this year's Texas hosted, free to attend event, which, over recent years, has seen between 7000 and 8000 attendees annually, and around a third of them bringing their own firepower; showing off some of the most impressive PC builds out there.

Yesterday they updated their microsite, and announced via Bethesda Blog, that the convention will be moved forward into July this year, and fans are already flooding reddit with plans for desktop and laptop builds; many building specifically for QuakeCon 2014.

No announcements have been made yet for what tournaments will feature this year; presumably Quake Live will be the main event, but since this year is the 20th anniversary of Doom 2, we wouldn't be surprised if something special was put together in its honor.


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