Prepare for the annual pilgrimage to the holiest spot in interactive entertainment, Mesquite, Texas, as id Software has announced the dates of QuakeCon 2K2. Set for Aug. 15 – 18, QuakeCon will be more intense than ever, as thousands of gamers descend on the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall at the Hampton Inn, in Mesquite, Texas, to wage virtual war against 1,250 of their closest friends in the 35,000 square foot bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, or compete in nerve-defying QuakeCon tournaments.
This year players can battle in two main-event tournaments; individual players will take to the hallowed halls ofQuake III Arena for the definitive deathmatch frag-fest, while teams and clans will compete on thebattlefields of id Software’s newest team competition classic,Return to Castle Wolfenstein, PC Gamer’s “2001 Multiplayer Game of the Year.”
Signups are traditionally in April; we’ll post as soon as a date for that is announced. You can still read my Quakecon 2001 report here.