Streams, tourneys, charity drives and more!
As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of a huge string of industry events this year, publishers are finding ways to continue their annual traditions via online experiences. Case in point: Bethesda Softworks, who has announced that its annual event QuakeCon will, for the first time ever, be a digital-only affair.
QuakeCon at Home 2020 will take place from Friday, August 7 until Sunday, August 9 and will host a weekend of fun events and activities all over the world. The “Global Super Stream” will feature news, previews and chatter of various Bethesda products – including guest appearances from community members and superfans – while the QuakeCon Twitch Team will be playing games, chatting with the community, and raising money for a selection of charities. Registration for these games is expected to open soon.
For Pro-Play fans, the QuakeCon Pro League will culminate in the QuakeCon World Championships 2020. This event will see the 24 best players in the world challenge each other from the safety of their own homes in a day of hard-hitting action, with a grand prize pool of $150,000 up for grabs. The tournament will take place on Sunday, and can be watched live via the Global Super Stream.
QuakeCon is renown for raising top dollar for a number of charities, and QuakeCon at Home will be no different. Viewers will be able to donate via Twitch to numerous organisations including Direct Relief, UNICEF, The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and The Trevor Project. Two exclusive new shirts (pictured above) will also be available for both dog and cat people, with all proceeds going toward animal charities Dallas Pets Alive and FOUR PAWS. There will also be a selection of exclusive QuakeCon at Home merchandise made available throughout the weekend.
While it has been disappointing to see so many fun events fall by the wayside in 2020, it’s important that we continue to do all we can to stem the flow of this dangerous pandemic. In the meantime, kudos to the hard-working crew members working tirelessly to provide these alternate means of entertainment during this difficult year.
QuakeCon at Home 2020 will take place between August 7-9. For full details, check out the official website right here.