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QuakeCon at Home Event Schedule Released, Giveaways, and More

by Rainier on July 30, 2020 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT

QuakeCon is the ultimate video game festival and party, but with the public event having been canceled earlier this year, the 25th Annual QuakeCon will be the very first QuakeCon held remotely

This year, due to COVID-19, QuakeCon at Home will be a global, totally online event – kicking off August 7 and ending August 9 – filled with three days of livestreams from around the world, tournaments (of course!), charity fundraising, and more. And the BYOC – the heart of QuakeCon – is going virtual, using Twitch Teams to bring fans together through games in new ways.

Here are a few QuakeCon at Home highlights:

  • Global Super StreamQuakeCon at Home will feature a weekend packed with streamed content from around the globe, kicking off on Friday, August 7 at 11:00am AM CST with Bethesda’s QuakeCon Digital Welcome. The event schedule will feature round-the clock programming with special influencer streams, surprises, and our very own Bethesda Community teams from around the globe - all streaming from home in support of charitable causes. Stay tuned for more info, including the full stream schedule, in the coming weeks!
  • QuakeCon Twitch Team – This year the global QuakeCon community will unite and connect for the first time through the official QuakeCon at Home Twitch Team. The Team will celebrate QuakeCon, play and share games, and help raise money for the QuakeCon-supported charities. Some players will be featured on the QuakeCon Twitch Team page. You can register to be part of the QuakeCon Twitch Team.
  • Esports Tournament – It’s not QuakeCon without a tournament full of frags, so that too has gone virtual for 2020. The 2019-2020 Quake Pro League season will conclude at our Quake World Championship, Sunday, August 9 at 4:00pmCST. From the comfort of their own homes, the top 24 players around the globe will compete to win their share of $150,000 Prizing and the title of Season Champion. Quake fans can watch online live via the Global Super Stream – stay tuned for details.
  • Charity Initiatives – Raising money for charities has been a key part of QuakeCon for years, and attendees have made a huge impact for local, national and international groups. We are excited to continue this legacy in both a global and local way. QuakeCon players will be able to donate to organizations directly from the official QuakeCon at Home Twitch stream, including Direct Relief, UNICEF, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and The Trevor Project.
  • Animal Charities: Everyone will miss the good doggos who visit the Exhibit Hall every year, so this year we are bringing the furry fundraising global. QuakeCon at Home will have new, exclusive “Dogvahkiin” and “Catodemon” t-shirts for sale, with 100 percent of the profits going to both our long-time Dallas animal adoption partner, Dallas Pets Alive, as well as FOUR PAWS, a global animal welfare organization.
  • Official QuakeCon at Home Swag – With luck, this will be the only QuakeCon at Home we ever have to hold, so this year’s tee-shirt will be truly one-of-a-kind. QuakeCon collectors can preorder QuakeCon at Home merch today (NA or EU store) to complete the set and receive it in time for the live event.

The schedule is packed with three days of celebrity influencer streams, live concerts, charity fundraising, developer panels and much more. The weekend kicks off with the traditional QuakeCon Welcome at 12 p.m. ET on August 7 and wraps up at 11 p.m. ET on August 9.

Here are some highlights fans can look forward to:

Friday, August 7

  • QuakeCon Digital Welcome with Pete Hines: 12 p.m. ET
  • Representation in Video Games panel discussion: 5 p.m. ET
  • Prey Tell, an interview with Actress Janina Gavankar and Lead Producer Susan Kath: 6:00 p.m. ET
  • DOOM Eternal Panel with Hugo Martin & Marty Stratton: 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, August 8

  • CHAD: A Fallout 76 Story Podcast – QuakeCon at Home Edition: 3 p.m. ET
  • Dishonored Tabletop RPG featuring Arkane Studios’ Harvey Smith: 6 p.m. ET
  • ESO Stream with Top UFC Middleweight Rob Whittaker: 11 p.m. ET

Sunday, August 9

  • Fallout 76: Global Community Team Free Play: 8 a.m. ET
  • Dishonored Tabletop Continued!: 1 p.m. ET
  • Quake World Championship – Grand Finals: 5 p.m. ET
  • Watch Poiised get scared half to death playing The Evil Within: 9 p.m. ET

Charity Initiatives

We are excited to continue QuakeCon’s charitable legacy in both a global and local way. QuakeCon viewers will be able to join us in donating to organizations directly from the official QuakeCon at Home Twitch stream, including Direct ReliefUNICEFNAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and The Trevor Project.

QuakeCon at Home will also have new, exclusive “Dogvahkiin” and “Catodemon” t-shirts for sale, with 100 percent of the profits going to both our long-time Dallas animal adoption partner, Dallas Pets Alive, as well as FOUR PAWS, a global animal welfare organization.

Free Games and In-Game Goodies!

Once QuakeCon at Home kicks off, there will be a number of free game and in-game loot giveaways over the course of the weekend. Check them out below:

  • QUAKE for Free! – Throughout the weekend of QuakeCon, players can login to Bethesda.net and obtain a free digital copy of the original Quake on the Bethesda launcher. You must be logged into your Bethesda.net account to claim the free game.
  • Donate for QUAKE II – If donations reach the $10,000 mark, players will be granted a free digital copy of QUAKE II on the Bethesda launcher at a point soon after the event.
  • ESO In-Game Pet – Watch any of the official ESO streams each day and you will receive a QuakeCon-unique Twitch Drop, the Flame Atronach Pony pet, in addition to Ouroboros Crown Crates! Make sure you link your ESO and Twitch accounts ahead of time to qualify.
  • DOOM Eternal QuakeCon Slayer SkinDOOM Eternal players can access a free in-game QuakeCon Slayer Skin, icon, and player badge across all platforms. Available until August 11.
  • QUAKE Champions Railgun Skin – Claim a free, exclusive QuakeCon 2020 Railgun skin in QUAKE Champions.
  • Fallout 76 Sheepsquatch Outfit and Mr. Fuzzy Backpack Demonic Variants – Claim these free in-game items from the Atomic Shop all weekend during QuakeCon, available across all platforms.

Official QuakeCon at Home Swag

With luck, this will be the only QuakeCon at Home we ever have to hold, so this year’s tee-shirt will be truly one-of-a-kind. QuakeCon collectors still have a chance to pick up their QuakeCon at Home merch (NA or EU store) to complete the set!

QuakeCon Partner Giveaways

QuakeCon at Home’s amazing partners have put together some awesome giveaways for fans who tune into our streams and interact with us on Twitter at @QuakeCon and @Bethesda. Check out just a few of those giveaways to look out for over the course of the event below and stay tuned to learn how to win them!

  • noblechairs is giving away two of their amazing chairs, one Fallout and the other DOOM themed
  • One custom DOOM Eternal Xbox One X
  • One custom DOOM Eternal PS4 Pro
  • A number of Razer Peripheral Prize Packages
  • Four Alienware 410K Keyboards
  • A SteelSeries Ultimate Peripheral Prize pack including an Apex Pro keyboard, an Arctis Pro headset, and Rival 650 Wireless mouse
  • ViewSonic Elite Gaming Monitors and Portable Projectors
  • Along with a number of Full Peripheral Prize Packages, One grand prize collection from our friends at Corsair, Elgato, and Origin of a keyboard, mouse, mousepad, headset, origin PC, Elgato streamdeck, keylight, cam link & wave microphone
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