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The russian youtube channel C-c-combo Breaker! has just released a video about their recent visit to the id offices which gives us a first look at the Duel mode of Quake Champions.

The breakdown on how Duel works:
- A match (map) is split up into best of three rounds.
- At the start of the match each player picks three different champions (you can not pick the same champion 3 times but both players can pick the same 3).
- A round lasts until one player has lost all three of his champion picks or until the timelimit runs out in which case the person with more champions left wins the round. If both players have the same amount of champions left the game goes into Sudden Death Overtime.
- After you die you can freely pick from your remaining two or one champions and respawn into the ongoing game.
- After a round ends (one player has lost all three champions) the map / pickups get reset.
- The winner is the player to first win 2 rounds.

Apparently C-c-combo Breaker! also got to see other unannounced Champions but are not allowed to share them with us until E3. So we can all look forward to new Champions being made public at the Bethesda E3 show. C-c-combo Breaker! also got to test a second game mode though they did not mention what it is called nor do they show it in the video.

Zero4 vs SyncError below. Starts around 6 minutes

Among the hardened warriors and alien conquerors inhabiting the Dreamlands, Anarki sticks out like a sore thumb. Its tough to keep up with the transhuman punk when hes blazing trails around the Arena on his hoverboard, but his speed is just one of the things that allow him to stand on the same level as Champions like Nyx and Scalebearer. Anarki is one of the Champions youll be able to try out during the upcoming Closed Beta, which will begin on Thursday, April 6 with an initial group of testers. More players will be added into the Closed Beta over time, so make sure to sign up now. You can see Anarki in action in our latest profile trailer.

Its a tale as old as time. Boy gets addicted to surgery. Boy begins to perceive a surreal dream world. Boy meets girl.

Maybe thats not the standard romantic tale, but its Anarkis story. After spending much of his rebellious youth in a haze of self-vandalism, Anarki discovered the joys of cybernetic surgery. His fixation on transhumanism took hold, and piece-by-piece he changed himself, believing life would be better if he could just be less human. Why tolerate human weaknesses if he could replace everything dragging him down? The surgeries continued and grew more and more extreme, until one surgery pierced his pineal gland, opening his mind to a strange alien reality he had never seen before.

Anarki chased this reality like a new high and sought out more dangerous procedures, each of which strengthened his ability to perceive this other realm. Thats when he met a girl who could see this place, too. Together, they were sure they could reach it, and for better or worse, they eventually did. The pair found themselves in the Dreamlands, where Champions from the waking realm are forced to battle each other for eternity in twisted and ancient Arenas.

Anarki is a firm believer in performance enhancement - anything that will give him an edge over his opponents. Should you find yourself running low on health, you can trigger Anarkis active ability to get you back in the game. Every time you use Anarkis Health Injection ability, you add a little more to your max health. Anarki will retain this boost ever after death.

Thanks to his Hoverboard Air Control passive ability, Anarki actually gains more speed than the other Champions as he strafe-jumps around the Arena, turning him from a speed demon into a speed God. This passive ability also gives you more control over his movement, allowing you turn sharply mid-air and rapidly change direction.
Sign up for the Closed Beta now and try your hand with everyones favorite transhuman punk, Anarki. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more Champion profiles, map features and game mode breakdowns.

For more Quake Champions, check out these videos and features:
Quake Champions - Scalebearer Champion Profile
Quake Champions - Burial Chamber Arena Trailer
Quake Champions - Nyx Champion Profile
Quake Champions - Closed Beta Sign-Ups Are Now Open
Quake Champions - Gameplay Trailer and New Details
New Tournament Feature: Solo Team Pooling

The ability for tournament admins to enable 'solo queue' team pooling has been implemented, pending bug testing and feedback. In short, it enables players who want to play in a team tournament to 'queue up' as an individual and get put into a pooling bucket where they are grouped with other players who have signed up the same way.

It will be only available for tournaments running the Open division because trying to seed a tournament with this feature enabled across the board would be a nightmare. I imagine it would be used for casual tournaments where people just want to have fun without committing to join a team.

The solo signups will be visible on the tournament display page, and the system chooses to form teams based on the signup date and time. If there aren't enough players available to form a team, the players who signed up last won't get in, so it's based on a 'first come first serve' type of reasoning. Once the tournament admin decides to close signups and generate the brackets, solo pooled teams will dynamically form and get put in with the regular seeded teams and inserted into the bracket. Each solo pooled team is only temporary and available for that specific tournament.

This release also comes with more information about maps and characters. So far there is two playable maps a reworked version of campgrounds (now called Blood Covenant) and the Edge influenced map (now called Ruins of Sarnath).

Although they have not released much details about the characters you can see some familiar faces from the trailer (meet tfmaily st here) and ofcourse the stock-standard guns ported directly from Quake Live and beautifully remodeled. Looks like they've also gone with the decision to use simple items and some noticeable things from the Beta trailer like armor dropping from dead bodies should be interesting as well.

Blood Covenant (BC)
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Ruins of Sarnath (ROS)
more here
Hello everyone,

This is the official announcement that we are heading into an open alpha testing phase of the website. If you browse the website before logging in you will notice things are still locked down to the public. After you login you will be able to browse the pages we've created thus far and get a feel for the direction we are heading in. There are still plenty of features and functions that are being developed so please be take a look at our known bugs / missing features list when giving feedback.

Here are the main features we are releasing the open alpha with:

- New dynamic self-updating widgets
- Team creation and management
- Allowing individuals to signup to team competitions (only for the 'open' division, not regular divisions)
- Tournament creation and management (requires admin access, only selected people are given access for now)
- Fully custom tournament system currently capable of Single Elim and Double elim
- Easy match control including Pick / Ban system, chat and score submission
- Alerts for teams and tournaments
- Individual player / team stats, tournament stats and global stats engine

Some of these features may be a little buggy, but that is expected, which is why we decided to go with an open alpha phase so we can uproot all the bugs we've missed before implementing more major features. Please report anything you can using the feedback button down the bottom of the page. If your feedback can't be sufficiently described using the submission form please jump onto discord in the #alpha-discussion channel so you can post screenshots and go into more detail.

Here are some of the features that we plan to release for the open beta:

- More tournament formats including Groups*, Round Robin* and Swiss
- Videos, Streams and News submission
- Better profile and team page
- Hardware / Setup sharing
- Social connections including Twitch/Youtube/Facebook/Twitter/Steam/Bnet etc.
- Custom full re-designed website skins and themes
- Shop to sell peripherals, hardware and clothing at discounted prices using points
- Points earned using the website
- Match betting (not real money)

We hope that everybody can enjoy the new direction we are heading. There's still lots to be revealed and plenty being done behind the scenes. Thanks to everybody who makes an account or supports us in this journey!

Kind regards,

Mick & Tim
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