Sign up for The Great Quakeholio Tournament at QuakeCon 2018

Shacknews Electronic Sports is hosting an id Software gauntlet-style tournament at this year's QuakeCon.


Shacknews Electronic Sports rocked the planet with our World Championship at E3 2018 and we are coming to QuakeCon 2018 this weekend with our next major tournament. Sign up today for The Great Quakeholio Tournament. One hundred and twenty-eight players will fight for Shacknews immortality. The competition will feature a $5000 prize pool and is open to players age 18 and up. The Shackbattle begins at 7 PM on Friday August 10, 2018 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

We will be on the third floor of the Convention Center in the San Antonio 1-3 Ballrooms. Our gauntlet-style tournament will feature id Software classics including Doom, Doom 2, Quake, Quake 2, Quake Live, and some other surprises. Do you have what it takes to do it for Shacknews at QuakeCon 2018? Sign up today and you might be The Great Quakeholio Champion at the end of our two-day tournament. 

If you can't make it to QuakeCon 2018, be sure to tune in to our Shacknews' Twitch channel to watch The Great Quakeholio Tournament. First place will take home $3000, second place will take home $1500, and third place will walk away with $500. Are you bad enough to do it for Shacknews this weekend?


Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    August 9, 2018 7:42 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Sign up for The Great Quakeholio Tournament at QuakeCon 2018

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      August 9, 2018 8:00 AM

      I can't come to QuakeCon, but I'm ready to watch! :D

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      August 9, 2018 8:03 AM

      haha amazing!

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      August 9, 2018 8:24 AM

      Holy shit welcome back to Texas!

      I am not going to be able to participate in this due to scheduling conflicts =(

      I'll stop by and say hi after the keynote tomorrow though, and I should be around Saturday as well.

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      August 9, 2018 8:33 AM

      Awesome guys, keep doing it for Shacknews Esports!

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      August 9, 2018 8:40 AM

      At the end of the longest line
      That’s where I will always be
      If you need to find me
      Just go to the end of the longest line

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      August 9, 2018 8:41 AM

      I either just rolled my cart past RomSteady or his doppelgänger.

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        August 9, 2018 8:52 AM

        Doppelgänger, unfortunately. I’m heading to work right now.

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      August 9, 2018 8:53 AM

      wish i could have gone to QCon this year

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      August 9, 2018 9:29 AM

      See you there!

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      August 9, 2018 9:33 AM

      I’m at the part now where you think you’re almost there but there’s a whole ‘nother hallway awaiting you

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        August 9, 2018 6:48 PM

        The one free man?

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      August 9, 2018 10:35 AM

      attn: bitchesbecrazy

      They’re here. Again. You should come see them :)

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      August 9, 2018 10:39 AM

      Quakecon Seatmap - Link your seat to your Steam account!

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      August 9, 2018 10:56 AM

      See you guys there. I will be around Friday and some Saturday.

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      August 9, 2018 11:09 AM


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      August 9, 2018 11:32 AM

      This year’s convention sharing the hotel (for today anyway) is a Filemaker Developer Conference

      I bet those are some partying motherfuckers.

      Also I forgot Apple owned them - they used to be Claris, of ClarisWorks and before that AppleWorks game. That was the Apple ][ word processor. I’m willing to bet eldersveld still uses it.

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      August 9, 2018 11:33 AM

      fuck yeah!!

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      August 9, 2018 11:59 AM

      I am now standing in line to maybe get the chance to spend $30 on an orange mug if they don’t run out before I get there that lets me have unlimited diet root beer refills.


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        August 9, 2018 12:01 PM

        And I just figured out in the dark that the four people in front of me are from the Waifu clan thing and they say Waifu every ten seconds or something.

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        August 9, 2018 1:04 PM


        Apparently you get free refills all day after buying it and then it’s $5 day after that.

        And since the merch booth isn’t open until tomorrow or something it’s the Thing To Have right now.

        Also I spotted EricZBA earlier.

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          August 9, 2018 1:06 PM

          Nice! Are they still selling them?

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            August 9, 2018 1:07 PM

            Yes, although I think they're about to run out of the double-walled ones. They still have single-walled ones though.

            I have to think they have a ton though so maybe they're holding some back for tomorrow.

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          August 9, 2018 1:08 PM

          Ugh I want one and wouldn’t be ashamed of spending 30 on it.

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          August 9, 2018 1:09 PM

          That old guy selling the mugs wont be able to pay attention to who buys the mugs on a certain day. Free refills all weekend.

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            August 9, 2018 1:11 PM

            The paper thing hanging off the handle is supposed to be like the wristband for today so I would think the subsequent days would have a visibly different wristband. But who knows. Either way $5 per day is nothing :)

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        August 9, 2018 1:17 PM

        root beer?


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          August 9, 2018 1:19 PM

          There’s also cream soda and some lemonade. But nothing normal like Coke.

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            August 9, 2018 1:23 PM

            so only non-caffeinated stuff?

            what is this a fucking playdate at the Mormon kid's house?

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              August 9, 2018 1:27 PM

              Bawls got you

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              August 9, 2018 1:27 PM

              True story we had a Mormon kid in our circle and he threw the best LAN parties because his house was the biggest.

              But yeah, there was a strict no swearing policy, and co-ed hours ended at sundown, the only one of us who had a girlfriend had to send her home every day at 7, and we could drink caffeine, but we had to have brought it ourselves.

              I was asked to leave once, and I shaped up and flew straight after that because I really wanted to play Quake II with these guys.

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                August 9, 2018 2:05 PM

                Did you yell "fuck" very very loudly after missing with the railgun again?

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                  August 9, 2018 2:14 PM

                  I think it was more the stream of explitives that got me booted.

                  The occasional shit or damn I think was okay, but yeah, after several missed rails and a nasty fight over the quad damage on Edge, I was known to just yell out the Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say On Television.

                  They also knew I smoked, so I was on thin ice as it was.

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                August 9, 2018 2:23 PM

                I once got banned from a friend's house after discussing an episode of The Golden Girls


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              August 9, 2018 1:41 PM

              Not sure if any are caffeinated but they have lots of sugar and they're a huge hit.

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      August 9, 2018 1:28 PM

      Dang, if quake con was one week later I was going to make it

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      August 9, 2018 1:49 PM

      Asif, any shackmeet plans?

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      August 9, 2018 2:35 PM

      Nice! Will be watching dem Quake matches!

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      August 9, 2018 3:06 PM

      Lots of people here playing Quake Champions, so I fired it up

      - It's gotten a LOT better, I guess I haven't played since the most recent patch
      - The music is a TON better
      - Waiting times still suck but they're manageable
      - The latest Champion is a dick. He leaves this fire that kills you after he's gone.

      I hope they launch this game for real tomorrow, it needs to be finished and in final F2P form already.

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        August 9, 2018 3:48 PM


        It's really close to being ready to launch, and I agree there should at least be a date given tomorrow. I think we have at least one more hero and wave of balance changes before it's ready to leave early access.

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        August 9, 2018 11:32 PM

        It plays fast and reminds me of Q3.

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      August 9, 2018 4:00 PM

      Where is everyone going for dinner?

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        August 9, 2018 4:25 PM

        My room.

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        August 9, 2018 4:35 PM

        I’m probably going to do something cheap or snack around tonight. Gaylord charges rape dollars to eat and I’m not anxious to do it every night :)

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          August 9, 2018 4:44 PM

          Yeah I think tonight I'm going with a food truck.

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            August 9, 2018 4:45 PM

            FYI the sliders from the slider truck are tiny.

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              August 9, 2018 6:16 PM

              I went with the BBQ truck, the pork ribs were delish.

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                August 9, 2018 6:17 PM

                Nice. I'm currently eating.... in my room :D

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                August 9, 2018 6:24 PM

                I got all the way through the line and four people in front of me they told me they were out of food.

                Now I'm eating a chicken ceasar wrap from the deli thing in the hotel

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                  August 9, 2018 6:28 PM

                  Man that sucks. I bought too much food. I have a pulled pork sandwich that I haven't touched.

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                    August 9, 2018 6:39 PM

                    If you hadn't bought that extra sandwich... they'd have run out of food three people in front of me

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      August 9, 2018 5:54 PM

      I wish Quakecon happened outside the school year.

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        August 9, 2018 6:58 PM

        its summer …

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          August 9, 2018 9:02 PM

          Yeah I was about to say - what school are we talking about if nine days into August isn’t summer?

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      August 9, 2018 11:37 PM

      It was great to meet Asif, Blake, and Schnapple! See you again Friday eve after work.

      And Schnapple thanks a ton for the ride to overflow parking. That walk would have sucked.

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