Quake Champions

With the upcoming release of Quake Champions, DreamHack and Bethesda are excited to announce the Quake Champions Invitational at DreamHack Winter 2017 with a $350,000 prize pool.

DreamHack is thrilled to once again see Quake return to the festival, keeping a 12 year tradition alive. Over the years, Quake has been featured as an esport title at several DreamHack events, with over 25 competitions held throughout its history. With the upcoming release of Quake Champions, this fine tradition continues!

Join the action

The best of the best will come together for the first Quake Champions Invitational to be held at DreamHack Winter in Sweden. The most elite professional players from around the world will compete for a prize pool of $350,000 in both Duel and Sacrifice modes. More information will be added as we approach the festival.

Tournament Info

Formats: Duel, Sacrifice
Dates: December 1-3
Location: DreamHack Winter, Elmia Fair
Prize Pool: $350,000

Formats
Duel

  • 24 players – 8 invites, 14 online qualifiers (4 Europe, 4 North America, 2 South America, 2 CIS, 2 Australia-New Zealand), 2 BYOC on-site qualifiers
  • Upon completion of all qualifiers, all qualifiers & invited players will be ranked to seed the group stage
  • Group stage will consist of 6 groups of 4. Top 2 competitors will qualify into 12 man single elimination bracket. The top 4 players from the group consisting of match and round record will get a bye into the first stage of the single elimination bracket.

Sacrifice

  • 12 teams – 2 invites, 7 online qualifiers (2 Europe, 2 North America, 1 South America, 1 CIS, 1 Australia-New Zealand), 3 BYOC on-site qualifiers
  • Upon completion of all qualifiers, all qualifiers & invited players will be ranked to seed the group stage
  • 3 team group stages with top team advancing to a 4 team single elimination bracket playoff.

Qualifier Dates
Sep 30: Europe – Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form – Starts 13:00 CEST
Sep 30: North America – Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form – Starts 12:00 EDT
Oct 1: Europe – Sacrifice (winner qualifies) – Signup Form – Starts 13:00 CEST
Oct 1: North America – Sacrifice (winner qualifies) – Signup Form – Starts 12:00 EDT

Our broadcast on September 30th and October 1st will start at 18:00 CEST on both days. We’ll begin with Europe qualifying matches and then move to North America, come join us!

Oct 7: South America – Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form – Starts 11 BRT
Oct 8: South America – Sacrifice (winner qualifies) – Signup Form – Starts 11 BRT

Oct 14: CIS – Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form
Oct 14: Australia-New Zealand Duel (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form
Oct 15: CIS – Sacrifice (winner qualifies) – Signup Form
Oct 15: Australia-New Zealand (winner qualifies) – Signup Form

Oct 28: Europe / CIS – Duel #2 (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form
Oct 28: North America – Duel #2 (top 2 qualify) – Signup Form
Oct 29: Europe / CIS – Sacrifice #2 (winner qualifies) – Signup Form
Oct 29: North America – Sacrifice #2 (winner qualifies) – Signup Form

Qualifiers to be double elimination brackets, with those qualifying each earning full travel and accommodation to DreamHack Winter.

Europe #1 is only for Western European countries while the CIS qualifier is only those in CIS states. The final qualifier (Europe #2) is a combined, joint qualifier for both Western Europe and CIS, where the best from both will fight over the final European spots.

Full information and rulesets for the qualifier and event can be found here.

Duel Invites

  • Cypher
  • Agent
  • Clawz
  • Vo0
  • Cooller
  • DaHang
  • Rapha
  • DreamHack Denver Champion

Sacrifice Invites

  • EU – 2z
  • NA – Team Liquid

Invites based on Quake World Championships and availability.

Interested in more Quake Action? We also have a DreamHack Denver Quake Championship with $75,000 in prizes, read more on our DreamHack Denver website!

Stay tuned for updates

Can’t wait for more Quake Champions action at DreamHack? Follow @DreamHackQuake on twitter, or check out our Facebook pages for both DreamHack Denver and DreamHack Winter for more updates as we get closer to the events. Stop by, say hello, and enjoy some Quake Champions excitement!

Can’t wait for the tournaments at DreamHack for more Quake Champions esports? Be sure to watch the Quake World Championships Finals from QuakeCon this weekend, Aug 24-26, where the best players in the world will face off live on twitch.tv/quakechampions and facebook.com/Quake.

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