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$125,000 To Be On The Line At QuakeCon 2003

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$125,000 To Be On The Line At QuakeCon 2003

No matter if you want to compete for $125,000 in cold, hard cash, or simply hang out in the company of over 4,000 other gaming fanatics, you don’t want to miss QuakeCon 2003. The first-come, first-serve general attendee and tournament registration begins at 9:00 p.m. EST on June 9, 2003 at www.quakecon.org . The definitive gaming tournament and party is free to all attendees and scheduled for Aug. 14-17 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

NVIDIA is putting up a combined purse of $125,000 in cash for the four QuakeCon tournaments. Gamers ready to test their mettle will compete in one vs. one or team competitions in QUAKE III Arena, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, or Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The tournaments included in The NVIDIA Championships at QuakeCon 2003 are:

The Return to Castle Wolfenstein Team Tournament

64 teams will begin six versus six online qualifying rounds during the week of June 16, with the top 16 teams advancing to the double elimination championship round at QuakeCon 2003, where they will compete for $45,000 in cash, including a $20,000 first prize. Registration for the qualifying rounds will commence at 9 p.m. EST on June 9 and conclude at 12 a.m. (midnight) EST on June 14. Teams can visit to register and www.quakecon.org for official tournament rules and prize money distribution.

The QUAKE III Arena 1 vs. 1 Championships

The ultimate test of gaming prowess – the 1 versus 1 battle in the Arena, and the only QUAKE III Arena tournament officially sanctioned by id Software. The battle begins at QuakeCon on Thursday, Aug. 15, with 256 players going toe-to-toe in the ultimate deathmatch experience. The competition will be intense with $45,000 on the line, including a champion’s prize of $20,000. Registration will begin at 9 p.m. EST on June 9 at www.quakecon.org. Please visit www.quakecon.org for official tournament rules and prize money distribution.

The QUAKE III Arena Capture the Flag Championship

A new addition to the line-up of QuakeCon tournaments the 4 versus 4 Capture the Flag Championship is sure to deliver a new level of fast-paced team action. 64 teams will begin 4 versus 4 qualifying rounds on the week of June 16, with the top 16 teams advancing to the double elimination championship round at QuakeCon 2003, where they will compete for $25,000 in cash, including a $10,000 first prize. Registration for the qualifying rounds will commence at 9 p.m. EST on June 9 and conclude at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) EST on June 14. Teams can visit to register and www.quakecon.org for official tournament rules and prize money distribution.

The Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Open

It’s no longer only the “pros” that have a shot at walking away with some QuakeCon tournament prize money. For the first time ever, QuakeCon will host a big money tournament open to 128 lucky attendees at the event. Each of the 16 eight-person teams will be comprised of randomly selected BYOC attendees at QuakeCon on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 15. To qualify for the drawing, players must simply submit their name when registering at the event. Competition will begin following the drawing on Thursday, with teams waging war in id Software’s newest offering Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory for $10,000 in cash, including a $4,000 first prize. Please visit www.quakecon.org for official tournament rules and prize money distribution.

THG will continue its commitment to the LAN gaming community by being in attendance at QuakeCon 2003 to cover all the action.

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