If you haven’t started to play the free FPS from id Software, Quake Live, you should start right away since the most skilled people will be able to win big with Quake Live during this year’s QuakeCon 2009, the organizers preparing quite a few tournaments for the attendees.
“This year stands to be our best ever with three incredible tournaments, including exclusive tournaments for professionals and amateurs, $50,000 in prize money, the greatest game ever made for first-person competition, an outstanding sponsorship partner in Intel, and the best broadcasting team on the Internet,” said Todd Hollenshead, president, id Software. “Whether you’re watching all of the action live on-site, or you’re glued to your monitor at home, you can’t afford to miss a second of these great players competing for one of the most coveted prizes in professional gaming – the right to call yourself a QuakeCon Champion.”
The Quake Live Masters Tournaments will see 64 players competing in 1-on-1 games for huge prizes ($14,000 for the pro champion and other prizes for up to $25,000, plus a $1,500 for the amateur champion and prizes of #2,500 in cash!). id Software is also sponsoring a Quake Live Capture The Flag tournament where 32 teams of four players will battle for $22,000 in prize money including $12,000 for the winning team!
So, yes, you should definitely start practicing your game right now! For more details on the Quake Live tournaments and the QuakeCon 2009, check out this website.