Quakecon 2017 (2 MORE DAYS)

 
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EU Teams qualified for Quakecon Sacrifice:

2z: Clawz, Latrommi, Silencep, Xron.

Amazing team. Clawz and Xron also qualified for the Duel section of the tournament and are great individual players. Latrommi and Silencep don't play solo modes but are proper legends in Team Deathmatch and CTF gamemodes. Legitimately an all-star team with nothing but top names covering all playstyles.

NoToFast: Fazz, Noctis, Stermy and Toxic.

Another top team. All great individual players that are some of the biggest names in the 1v1 Duel mode. Fazz and Noctis already qualified for the Duel section of the tournament. I'm really happy to see them qualify, because neither Stermy or Tox managed to qualify for Duel so far. The fact that they will now be attending Quakecon anyways gives those two top players another lifeline of competing in the BYOC section and still qualifying for the big tournament at Quakecon itself. This could be great.


 
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The remaining teams that are facing each other for the final 2 spots are:

Miasma: DDK, Demon, Juvenile, Lithz. DDK is one of the most famous Quake personalities because he became one of the biggest esport commentators there are and hosted big tournaments like Dreamhack CS:GO. Demon is another big name pro who attended Quakecon duel several times before. He's also Belgian, which is the main reason I'm rooting for this team, as them winning gives him another shot to qualify for Duel. The other two are pretty new names that played team modes in older Quakes.

Myztro: Garpy, Hell, Vo0, Hypno. Good team with a few known players. Garpy and Vo0 both used to be sub-top 1v1 players, but only barely failed to qualify yesterday. Especially Vo0 could really prove to be an upset at Quakecon, so if they qualify as a team they both still have another chance for the duel mode. Hypno and Hell are both good team players.

Defendants: Av3k, Deus, 2GD, Krysa. One of the teams with the least pro players on it. Av3k is their star player who also managed to qualify for the Duel section. 2GD is a well known caster like DDK. The other two are sub-top but decent enough team players.

Alliance: Spartie, Strenx, Busdriver, Syndrom. Another big team. Spartie and Strenx are famous duelers. Strenx is already set for Quakecon, but Spartie failed to qualify and might be given another lifeline through the team mode. Busdriver and Syndrom are both well known players, but not among the very best.

I hope Alliance takes it in their game. For the other game, I'm tied between the one with the Belgian and the one with (who I think are) the better players. Should be interesting nevertheless and I'm already pleased with the two teams that qualified so far.
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The US teams are in an hour or two. Most of them are pretty much trash though.

On Time is decent with Brick, Effortless, Whaz and Psygib. Good team players with a history of participating in a number of big tournaments. Team Johnson has Necro and Carnage, both of which are decent too, but not much other than that.

The only absolute top tier team the US has is Team Liquid. Rapha, Dahang, id and AZK. Rapha is brilliant, easily top 3 Quake players in the world. Great tactician and all round wonderful player who won last year's Quakecon in Duel. Dahang is another very solid dueler who made it to the semis several times before and id is also a pretty legendary name in the community. AZK is slightly less known, but still a very solid player. If any US team is going to really challenge the Europeans, it's going to be this one.

Somewhat related, but "miasma" is actually one of my favorite English words. Sounds pretty good.
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Alliance is out, so that's almost closed the door to Spartie qualifying. He has to travel to Qcon on his own expenses now if he still wants a shot at competing, which is very unlikely. Too bad, but Defendants is also a great team.

And Myztro beat Miasma. Not the outcome I was hoping for, but still a good game and great team.
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Damn, really interesting development. The best American team just dropped their weakest player just before the tournament and took on Winz, a European and one of the best TDM players ever. They have a really strong team now.


 
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Damn, really interesting development. The best American team just dropped their weakest player just before the tournament and took on Winz, a European and one of the best TDM players ever. They have a really strong team now.
Team Liquid, that's kind of rude tbh, unless the "weakest" player decided on that himself in the first place.


 
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Damn, really interesting development. The best American team just dropped their weakest player just before the tournament and took on Winz, a European and one of the best TDM players ever. They have a really strong team now.
Team Liquid, that's kind of rude tbh, unless the "weakest" player decided on that himself in the first place.
No clue. I heard some people in chat say he left to focus on CS:GO (his main game) instead, but not sure if that's true. AZK didn't mention it on his twitter. Still, it's good for Liquid. Winz is an amazing player, probably top 5 TDM / CTF players in the world.


 
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Bloody bastards make it look so easy


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I came here from b.net after a few Floods invited me. None of them post on either b.net nor here anymore, which is sad. I was still active on b.net until for some bizarre reason, b.net admins locked out people who have not played Destiny. Even if you wanted to post on the offtopic section. After that, I fully moved here and have not returned to b.net since.
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the aussie guy competing in this with 300 ping is my hero


 
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the aussie guy competing in this with 300 ping is my hero
Does that mean you'll finally play some video games with me


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the aussie guy competing in this with 300 ping is my hero
Does that mean you'll finally play some video games with me
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the aussie guy competing in this with 300 ping is my hero
He already qualified mate. Next up is the big LAN tournament, so he's going to travel to the US to participate in person. Let's hope he's just as good then. :)


 
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Bloody bastards make it look so easy
I can probably teach you some stuff. I beat several of these people in FFA and TDM a few weeks ago. Wouldn't stand a chance now, but still. :p


 
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I always sucked at Q3 and CS - but they are still fun to play.

This new Quake looks amazing and all, but I wish it had a campaign too. Its been so long since we fought Strogg.
You should come play it with us man. It's free.


 
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Oh shit, I'm seeing reports that Evil has a visa and booked a place in the BYOC tournament. Looks like he's taking the gamble to go and qualify like that. Great news.

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I always sucked at Q3 and CS - but they are still fun to play.

This new Quake looks amazing and all, but I wish it had a campaign too. Its been so long since we fought Strogg.
You should come play it with us man. It's free.
I don't think my laptop will run it. I will try.


 
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Oh yeah Flee, I did some calculations and my CRT is unable to play at 800x600 at 120hz, my khz is too low
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Oh yeah Flee, I did some calculations and my CRT is unable to play at 800x600 at 120hz, my khz is too low
Ah, that sucks man.


 
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Bad news. Agent almost definitely won't be able to even attend Quakecon because of visa issues, and it's looking like they organized the tournament in such a way that the BYOC Duel qualifiers overlap with the first day of Sacrifice, meaning that the ones that qualified through Sacrifice probably won't even be able to try and qualify like that (Stermy, Vo0, Garpy, Tox).

Damn disappointing if true. What a shame how unfairly the tournament is stacked against European players. We're going to miss out on so many excellent players just to see no name scrubs take their place.


 
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Holy shit, Cypher might not get a visa either. That'd be the worst news, the guy is arguably the best Quake player ever.


 
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Holy shit, Cypher might not get a visa either. That'd be the worst news, the guy is arguably the best Quake player ever.
I thought they had planned this stuff already


 
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Holy shit, Cypher might not get a visa either. That'd be the worst news, the guy is arguably the best Quake player ever.
I thought they had planned this stuff already
No, they're really dropping the ball with some of the tournament logistics. EU players had their qualifiers less than 3 weeks before Quakecon. With the amount of competition on the European scene, no one there could really book anything in advance because visas are pretty damn expensive in some countries. So none of these players knew until 3 weeks before the big tournament whether or not they could actually play and then all had to apply for visas, which is a process that can take weeks in countries like Russia and does not at all guarantee they'll get their visa. It's possible for id and Bethesda to help with the process (athlete visa / guarantees), but apparently their support for the players has been lacking in that aspect to.


 
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Agent's Twitch description currently reads:

"revolving quakecon and IDsoftware on my dick"

Safe to say that this isn't very promising of the current state of his attendance.


 
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Vo0 vs Toxic tonight. Winner gets to take Agent's spot for Quakecon. Loser will go in the event that Cypher can't make it.


 
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https://www.twitch.tv/justnvc

Tox vs. Vo0 is live.


 
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Toxic is going to Quakecon! Nice.


 
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And Cypher didn't get a visa either. What a damn shame. It's becoming increasingly easy to believe Cooller when he talks about bias amongst the organizers. What a travesty that already 3 of the best players already can't come.