Signups for The Great Quakeholio Tournament 3 are live

It's time for Shackers to fight to the death in Quake Live for a chance at Shacknews immortality and some cold hard cash straight from the Briefcase Man's bank account.

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Shacknews has had to pivot a lot this year. As COVID-19 destroyed our entire 2020 live event schedule, we transitioned to a series of Shacknews Stimulus Games. One special gaming event that is near and dear to our hearts is QuakeCon, and for the last two years we have held a tournament at the event for everyone in attendance. Sadly, we were unable to get together for tacos and id Software games this year in Dallas, but we have come up with the next best thing. Behold! The Great Quakeholio Tournament 3!


The Great Quakeholio Tournament 3 Rules and Prize Pool

Only people with a Shacknews.com account at the time this article went live will be able to participate in this tournament. This is an online tournament for Shackers and it features the largest prize pool in the history of the Shacknews Stimulus Games 2020. The top 3 players at the end of this Quake Live free-for-all deathmatch tournament will walk away with a piece of the $10,000 prize pool.

  • First Place - $6,000
  • Second Place - $3,000
  • Third Place - $1,000

Players will need to own Quake Live on Steam, as well as have a Discord account to communicate with the tournament organizer in between rounds. Each round will feature free-for-all deathmatches, with some of our trademark Shacknews boss battles taking place in between each round of the tournament. We are also limiting this tournament to people over the age of 18, which shouldn't be a problem with all the olds that populate our Shacknews Chatty community.

The tournament will begin on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT, and the Top 8 will continue on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT. Please do not sign up for this tournament if you are unable to make these times. 

We remind players that they should have a stable Internet connection, and to avoid using WiFi connections. Disconnecting from the server during a round will result in elimation from the tournament.

Think you have what it takes to be the next Great Quakeholio Champion? Sign up now! We will close our sign ups at 3:00 AM ET/12:00 AM PT on Saturday, August 22, 2020.  Please use the form below.


We will be streaming The Great Quakeholio Tournament 3 on our Shacknews Twitch channel and uploading VODs on YouTube, so tune in this weekend starting at 4 PM ET on Saturday. This website was founded 24 years ago as the number one source of Quake information on the Internet, and we will never forget where we came from. Join us this weekend as we celebrate id Software with our own Shacknews style of esports. The stakes have never been so high for a Shackbattle, and we look forward to crowning our third Great Quakeholio Champion on Sunday! 

CEO

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. 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.

From The Chatty
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    August 20, 2020 11:00 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Signups for The Great Quakeholio Tournament 3 are live

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      August 20, 2020 11:05 AM

      I'd enter, but I've got plans during the tournament times this weekend. Have fun, everyone!

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      August 20, 2020 11:05 AM

      Humiliation.

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        August 20, 2020 1:04 PM

        I killed Asif with the buzzsaw last night while we were testing the tourney server.

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      August 20, 2020 11:08 AM

      you don't say

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      August 20, 2020 11:10 AM

      nice! i might be good enough to crack the top 8, but there are some very good people in here who will crush and destroy

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      August 20, 2020 11:21 AM

      Signed up! Good excuse to play some Quake again. Thanks for doing this!

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        August 20, 2020 1:14 PM

        go away lionel no one wants you in this tournament

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        August 20, 2020 4:41 PM

        Are you going to play Diabotical?

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          August 20, 2020 6:43 PM

          nah I don't play FPS'ers any longer, need more chill in my life now

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            August 20, 2020 6:47 PM

            Oh so sorry to nudge you out of retirement then ;)

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            August 20, 2020 7:26 PM

            Well... win this for me.. I’m so bummed I won’t be in town to compete. 😭

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      August 20, 2020 11:21 AM

      Fucking awesome

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      August 20, 2020 11:26 AM

      Signing up now, brb

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      August 20, 2020 11:45 AM

      Signed up. Haven't played in 10 years but looking forward to this!

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      August 20, 2020 12:05 PM

      I'm in. Let's do this.

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      August 20, 2020 12:06 PM

      i will be there to help others advance

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      August 20, 2020 12:35 PM

      Railgun grosssss. But, sure will try to be there.

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      August 20, 2020 12:44 PM

      I'll enter, and I will win.

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      August 20, 2020 1:19 PM

      What do we need to get in on this? I have long since lost my Q3.exe install CD.

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      August 20, 2020 1:21 PM

      FFA DM???


      Wtf

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      August 20, 2020 1:23 PM

      Not sure what i sign up for but it had quake in the title

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      August 20, 2020 1:48 PM

      I'm in. Bring it nerds!

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      August 20, 2020 1:49 PM

      Love the idea, but in the grand scheme of things, I suck at Quake DM.

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      August 20, 2020 2:20 PM

      damn, I would love to join! But being in Europe I am afraid my ping would suck too much. Is there a server IP I could ping to check my connection?

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      August 20, 2020 2:26 PM

      I haven't loaded up Quake Live in a few years but I signed up anyway cause why not.

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      August 20, 2020 2:52 PM

      Holy crap that’s some real money! I will enter just to be destroyed.

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      August 20, 2020 3:13 PM

      Wow, Quake live fucking refuses to run on my PC. Zero stability.

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        August 20, 2020 3:42 PM

        Ah, I got it. WinXP SP3 compat mode and windowed (not desktop resolution) and it works now.

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      August 20, 2020 4:37 PM

      Don't be afraid to sign up. Worst case scenario you have a good time, best case you got $6K and bragging rights.

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      August 20, 2020 4:42 PM

      Oh man! Not this weekend! Out of town...bummer. =[

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      August 20, 2020 4:57 PM

      In it to win it lose but have fun

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      August 20, 2020 6:52 PM

      Interesting.

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      August 20, 2020 6:56 PM

      I thought quake live was free? I remember playing it years back

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        August 20, 2020 7:14 PM

        It was free as an ad supported game years ago.

        Then it moved to Steam and you had to do something to claim it there too (the browser technologies got deprecated and removed)

        Then they decided to give up on the ad thing and just make it a $10 game. Anyone who had done the Steam migration thing got it for free.

        I think if you never made the switch to Steam then it's $10 for you.

        But it's great you can get ten rounds of FFA in before the Quake Champions menu can finish loading.

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      August 20, 2020 6:57 PM

      I'd maybe play if it was CTF. also, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V4ZaFbhYl4

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      August 20, 2020 7:09 PM

      Nice! Too bad I’m working the whole weekend but I look forward to watching the VODs.

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      August 20, 2020 7:18 PM

      One round versus bots and I'm tired and sweaty. This is why I play turn based games these days. At least I'll provide a live target for someone to kill over and over.

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        August 20, 2020 7:34 PM

        LOL I hear you, I did a game against the bots and felt the same.

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          August 20, 2020 7:49 PM

          I jumped into the Rydogg server with a 2v2 session in clan arena and felt this way afterwards lol. Absolutely drained! So used to slower COD lately.

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      August 20, 2020 7:28 PM

      Should run this on https://quakejs.com

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      August 20, 2020 7:53 PM

      This is awesome

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      August 22, 2020 12:18 PM

      So I'm signed up but what is the server address?

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