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The World's Biggest Game Devs Will Fight In QuakeWorld

The World's Biggest Game Devs Will Fight In QuakeWorld

Here's a fun little thing. As DICE 2017 kicks off and many of the world's greatest game developers meet together to discuss all things video games, FACEIT has also set up quite an interesting Quake tournament. The QuakeWorld Tournament will take place from 3:45 PST on Twitch and will see 16 game developers - even some recognisable names from Blizzard, Gearbox, id Software, Insomniac Games and more - face off against one another so we can find out who we can claim is the greatest Quake player in the development industry. The list of names includes

  • Jeffrey Kaplan – Blizzard Entertainment
  • Randy Pitchford – Gearbox Software
  • Tim Willits – id Software
  • Ted Price – Insomniac Games
  • Sean Dunn – Sparkypants
  • Feargus Urquhart – Obsidian Entertainment
  • Min Kim – Bonfire Studios
  • Shekhar Dhupelia – Wargaming
  • Leo Olebe – Facebook
  • Matt Firor – Zenimax
  • David Wood – BANDAI NAMCO
  • Niccolo Maisto – FACEIT
  • Sheloman Byrd – Tencent
  • Kate Edwards – IGDA
  • Patrick Hudson – Robot Entertainment
  • Steve Ellmore – Disbelief

It's a fun little thing that highlights the strength of Quake as an esport, and since it was one of the earliest competitive games of its sort that would go on to instigate an esport community, many of the developers taking part will likely have been part of the hype when Quake was the biggest title around. This is a follow on from last year's competition that saw Sean Dunn from Big Huge Games claim first-place. Can id Software claim dominance of the game its heritage helped create? Or will FACEIT's own Niccolo Mastro prove he has the competitive edge needed to earn victory. There's no real prize for winning, of course, this isn't a true esport competition, but fans of esports will no doubt get a kick out of seeing these famed developers attempt to win a game of high-speed Quake. You'll be able to tune in from 3:45 PST on IGN's Twitch stream. If you're really excited, there's also a rundown of the initial brackets over on the DICE 2017 FACEIT QuakeWorld tournament page.