Quakeworld Tournament at DICE Will Pit Legendary Devs Against Each Other

Jeffrey Kaplan, Randy Pitchford, Tim Willits, Ted Price will join 12 more prolific game developers in a 1v1 Quakeworld Tournament at DICE 2017.


This week at DICE 2017, FaceIt is hosting their second annual QuakeWorld tournament. They have invited some legendary game developers (and Randy Pitchford) to compete in a 1v1 Quakeworld tournament. This is essentially a Shackbattle of epic proportions as we will finally get to see if Tim Willits can represent for id Software or if  lesser known Feargus Urquhart from Obsidian will be able to do it for Shacknews. No matter what happens, someone is about to get gibbed and we can't wait to see who comes out on top.

The List of Players:

Jeffrey Kaplan - Blizzard
Randy Pitchford - Gearbox
Tim Willits - id Software
Ted Price - Insomniac Games
Sean Dunn - Sparkypants
Feargus Urquhart - Obsidian
Min Kim - Bonfire Studios
Shekhar Dhupelia - Wargaming
Leo Olebe - Facebook
Matt Firor - ZeniMax
David Wood - Bandai Namco
Niccolo Maisto - FaceIt
Sheloman Byrd - Tencent
Kate Edwards - IGDA
Patrick Hudson - Robot Entertainment
Steve Ellmore - Disbelief

Players will play a series of 1v1 tournament matches in QuakeWorld, the definitive update to Shacknews' favorite game Quake. 

The 1v1 tournament will begin on the main stage at DICE 2017. Opening rounds will take place on Wednesday, February 22. The winner will be decided the following day. The semifinals and final are scheduled to take place from 6 PM ET on Thursday, February 23.

Shackers will be able to watch this on the Official FaceIT TV Twitch Channel.


Asif Khan is the CEO, EIC, 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.

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