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$100,000 On The Line At QUAKECON 2002

by Thomas on June 8, 2002 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT

The Hottest Ticket for Gamers Everywhere Gets Even Hotter with ATI's $60,000 Return to Castle Wolfenstein Team Tournament and $40,000 QUAKE III Arena Championships at QuakeCon.. QuakeCon 2002, the definitive fan-based gaming convention, will play host to more than just the ultimate LAN-fest and party this year as the Blitzkrieg hits the Mesquite Convention Center on Aug. 15-18, Mesquite, Texas. For the first time, QuakeCon 2002 will be home to both one-on-one and team-based tournaments boasting a combined $100,000 in cash, provided by ATI, QuakeCon 2002's title sponsor.

ATI's Return to Castle Wolfenstein Team Tournament

QuakeCon 2002 is starting early this year; 64 teams will begin six versus six online qualifying rounds on June 17, with the top 16 teams advancing to the double elimination tournament at QuakeCon 2002 to compete for $60,000 in cash, including a $25,000 first prize. The first-come, first-serve registration for the qualifying rounds will commence at 10 p.m. EST on June 10 and conclude at 3 p.m. EST on June 15. Teams can visit to register and for official tournament rules and prize money distribution.

ATI's QUAKE III Arena Championships at QuakeCon

For the second consecutive year, the world's top players will battle head-to-head in the only QUAKE III Arena tournament officially sanctioned by id Software. The frag-fest begins at QuakeCon on Thursday, Aug. 15, as 256 players square off in the ultimate deathmatch experience. With $40,000 on the line, including a top prize of $20,000, the competition will be nothing short of epic. First-come, first-serve registration for ATI's QUAKE III Arena Championships at QuakeCon will begin at 10 p.m. EST on June 14 at Please visit for official tournament rules and prize money distribution.

"Whether you prefer storming the beaches with your teammates, or going one-on-one in the ultimate arena, with $100,000 on the line, you can't afford to miss QuakeCon," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software said. "With bleeding-edge graphics boards for the tournament machines, and over $100,000 in cash and prizes, ATI has set the stage for the most exciting QuakeCon tournaments ever."

"QuakeCon is the ultimate event for avid gamers. We're excited to be participating in this year's tournament," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, marketing and general manager, desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. "The QuakeCon attendees will be among the very first to get their hands on our next-generation product - we're confident they will be blown away."

The Online Gaming League (OGL) will manage the Return to Castle Wolfenstein QuakeCon began in 1996 as a LAN party dedicated to fans of id Software's games, and has grown to include QUAKE (R), QUAKE II (TM), QUAKE III Arena, QUAKE III: Team Arena (TM) and Return to Castle Wolfenstein (TM). It was created by gamers to commune with online friends in real life, meet the makers of the games they crave, talk shop with industry veterans and compete with some of the best players in the world. The event enjoys continued success, growing from a small gathering of 150 players in 1996 to more than 3,000 in 2001.

About id Software

id - Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth - has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas, since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D (R), DOOM (R), DOOM II (TM), QUAKE (R) and QUAKE II (TM). With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id's games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of action titles, QUAKE III Arena (TM), QUAKE III: Team Arena (TM) and the executive production of Return to Castle Wolfenstein (TM). id's advanced QUAKE III Arena engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games with both single and multiplayer technology. Check out more about id Software at

About ATI Technologies

Founded in 1985, ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the supply of graphics, video and multimedia solutions for the personal computer and Mac platforms. The pioneer, innovator and market leader in the graphics industry, ATI provides cutting-edge technologies for the PC, workstation, set-top box, game console and other consumer appliances markets. The Company has more than 1,900 employees supporting customers from its headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Canada, as well as from offices in Barbados, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

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