It is with great pleasure we announce today that we will be sending four Australian players to compete at this years Quake Champions BYOC event held at Quakecon, TX. As many of you know the announcement of the Quake World Championships came with both excitement and disappointment for our Australian and New Zealand players alike. Since then we have been working hard behind the scenes with two of Australia's premiere eSports organisations JAM Gaming and Corvidae Inc to make this all possible.
Here are the four players representing OCE:
Andrew 'Python' Cha Cha (JAM Gaming) twitter
Daniel 'Astroboy' De Sousa (JAM Gaming) twitter
Frazer 'Fraze' Hockley (Corvidae) twitter
Tyler 'Steej' Joseph (Corvidae) twitter
For those of you who haven't followed the Oceanic scene during Quake Live please check out the soon to be released player interviews and background stories to find out more about them as well as more about the Australian and New Zealand Quake community. Also give the players and teams a follow on social media to keep up with their trip and practice.
Cypher takes out the first 125fps duel tournament beating Fazz in straights 2-0 (Bo3). Cypher was running BJ to open the game out but had most success on Galena. Entertaining games with some good casting from Zoot worth a watch
When: 18 June 2017, 04:00 AEST
MapPool: Blood Covenant , Blood Run , Corrupted Keep , Ruins of Sarnath
Mapchoice - like ESL ruleset:
BO3: The first map in the best of 3 series will be pre-determined prior to bracket completion. The player that loses the first or second map will choose next map.
BO1: The map will be pre-determined prior to bracket completion.
I know most people here are from QL and already familiar with the stuff in the videos but the content is not for us. It's directed towards new players. Please if you have friends or hear of people struggling in the game direct them towards these videos.
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.