MESQUITE, Texas – July 6, 2004 – The battleground is set – the 9th annual QuakeCon 2004 video game festival and tournament at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas on August 12-15 will host the first DOOM 3™ deathmatch championship ever. Be there to game, hang out with 5,000 of your closest friends, and compete for $150,000 in cash and prizes in the NVIDIA QuakeCon 2004 Championship Tournaments. First-come, first-serve online registration for QuakeCon 2004 has begun at www.quakecon.org. The must-attend event for gamers is free to all attendees.
“We’re having a DOOM 3 party this year, and want to offer our fans the first opportunity to compete in a DOOM 3 tournament,” Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software said. “NVIDIA is putting up the largest QuakeCon prize package ever, and topping it off with DOOM 3 prizes that will have the competitors’ adrenaline rushing.”
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in graphics processing, is putting up a combined purse of $150,000 in cash and prizes for the three QuakeCon tournaments.
“For gamers, QuakeCon is the most exciting happening of the year, and this year it marks the arrival of DOOM 3 – which is one event we wouldn’t miss!” said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing for NVIDIA. ” NVIDIA’s presence at QuakeCon gives gamers an opportunity to test drive the game with NVIDIA’s GeForce 6 series, a product family designed to deliver the ultimate DOOM 3 experience to gamers of all budget-levels.”
DOOM 3 Inaugural Deathmatch Championship:Yes, you read that correctly. DOOM 3 Deathmatch is coming to QuakeCon 2004, and there has never been a more level playing field. With DOOM 3 launching this summer, there won’t be anyone who has had time to practice or master the game, and almost any QuakeCon attendee has a chance to walk away with one of the exclusive DOOM 3 prizes. We’re not telling you what they are just yet, but let’s just say that they’re fast. Registration for this 128-player tournament will begin August 12, 2004 – the first day of QuakeCon.
The QUAKE III Arena 1 vs. 1 Championship:The definitive gaming challenge is this 1 versus 1 battle in the Arena and the only QUAKE III Arena tournament officially sanctioned by id Software. With $50,000 on the line, the intense battle begins at QuakeCon on August 12, with 256 players going toe-to-toe in this legendary death match experience. Registration will kick off July 11th at 8:00pm Central Time on www.quakecon.org. Go to www.quakecon.org for official tournament rules and prize money distribution.
Quake III Capture the Flag Tournament:The 4 versus 4 Capture the Flag tournament is sure to deliver an unprecedented level of fast-paced team action. 32 teams will begin 4 versus 4 double elimination championship rounds at QuakeCon 2004, where they’ll compete for $40,000 in cash. Registration for the open seeds will begin on July 11th at 8:00pm Central Time. Teams earning a berth in last year’s top 16 spots will receive an automatic berth this year. The remaining team slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Teams can visit www.quakecon.org to register and for official tournament rules and prize money distribution.
Hotel Reservation Information: To reserve a room, call the Gaylord Texan at 866-782-7897. To receive special negotiated room rates of $109 for single or double occupancy and $119 for triple or quad occupancy, QuakeCon attendees should inform the reservation desk that they’ll be at the hotel for QuakeCon 2004. Additional information regarding the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is available at www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylordtexan.
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