QuakeCon 2018 event schedule released
The full schedule of events and activities for QuakeCon 2018 has been released.
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This year, QuakeCon has expanded hours, kicking off on Thursday, August 9 and continuing through Sunday, August 12, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.
A couple of major notes:
• Keynote: The QuakeCon Keynote is back and will feature the highly anticipated gameplay reveal of DOOM Eternal, an expanded look at RAGE 2 gameplay, and breaking news for Quake Champions and other titles. The Keynote will start at 11 am CT on Friday. Tune in to mixer.com/bethesda or www.twitch.tv/bethesda to watch live!
• Fallout 76 Panel and Fan Q&A: On Saturday at 11 am CT, Todd Howard and others from Bethesda Game Studios will take fans through a deeper dive into the character system and Perks coming in Fallout 76, followed by a Q&A with the team to address fans' most pressing questions. Tune in to mixer.com/bethesda or www.twitch.tv/bethesda to watch.
• Two Esports Tournaments: Both Quake Champions and The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be hosting major tournaments at QuakeCon. Tune into The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series on Thursday and Friday at www.twitch.tv/teslegends. Catch the Quake Champions QuakeCon Open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday online at www.twitch.tv/quake.
• In the Exhibit Hall, which will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 10am-5pm, attendees can be among first to get hands-on with several of Bethesda's games, including the highly anticipated RAGE 2 and The Elder Scrolls: Blades, as well as Quake Champions, The Elder Scrolls Online and Bethesda's upcoming VR title -- Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot.
Those planning to attend the free event should download the Official QuakeCon App to stay up-to-date with all of the latest and greatest activities at the show. Fans at home can tune into the livestreams to watch the entire keynote, Fallout 76 panel, and esports tournaments.
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS & FEATURED PANELS (all times listed in Central)
Thursday, August 9:
Friday, August 10:
All Day -- The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series Tournament
All Day -- The American Red Cross Blood Drive
11:00am -- QuakeCon 2018 Keynote
1:00pm -- Quake Champions QuakeCon Open 2v2 Matches Begin
2:30pm -- Panel: So, You Want to be a Bethesda Streamer
3:30pm -- Panel: The Who and How of QuakeCon
4:30pm -- Panel: Keeping it Cool with Modders, Inc
4:30pm -- Panel: Don't Mess With Tech-Xas (Everything is Bigger)
5:45pm -- The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series Finals
6:30pm -- Friday Night Magic Tournament
8:00pm -- Master Pancake Theater
Saturday, August 11:
All Day -- Quake Champions QuakeCon Open 2v2 Matches
All Day -- The American Red Cross Blood Drive
10:00am -- Community Managers and Coffee
11:00am -- Fallout 76 and Fan Q&A
12:00pm -- Panel: Talk Saves Lives
12:00pm -- Panel: Quake Academy
1:00pm -- DOOM Eternal and RAGE 2 Encore
2:00pm -- Panel: 40 Years of Gaming
2:30pm -- Panel: DOOM Eternal with id Software
3:00pm -- Panel: Defining Mooncrash - How Arkane Invented a New Genre
3:30pm -- Panel: Cupcake Champions
4:15pm -- Quake Champions QuakeCon Collegiate 2v2 Finals
5:00pm -- Panel: RAGE 2 - Double Your Pleasure: Doubling Down to Make a Kickass Sequel
5:30pm -- Quake Champions QuakeCon Open 2v2 Finals
8:00pm -- QuakeCon Community Block Party
Sunday, August 12:
All Day -- Quake Champions QuakeCon Open 1v1 Duel Showdown
4:30pm -- Quake Champions QuakeCon 1v1 Finals
QUAKECON 2018 EXHIBIT HALL
Exhibit Hall Hours:
Friday, August 10th: 10am - 6pm CT
Events & Activities:
• Hotseat - Attendees play games with randomly selected objectives for fun and prizes.
• Best Sign in the BYOC - We know our attendees can get pretty creative with their clan signs, so we've set up a little contest to award them!
• Quake Blind - Watch attendees that can't see what they're doing stumble it out in a fierce battle of blind will. Partners go head to head in a free-for-all competition. One person is the eyes, the other controls the character blindfolded.
• Dirty Keyboard Contest - If you haven't been to a QuakeCon Dirty Keyboard contest recently then this should be one of those bucket list style items. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to laugh and as your favorite QuakeCon celebrities pore over the nastiest keyboards they've ever seen in their entire lives.
• Pick Your Pony - Like watching eSports? Meet us at the Pick Your Pony station near the eSports mainstage to pick your "horse". If your choice is right you'll walk away with a cool prize!
• BAWLS Chugging - Work hard and train hard for this one. This year five-time BAWLS Chugging Champion KenCo12 looks to reclaim his belt from two-time and current reigning champion, Dirty Taco. Or will a new champion emerge and capture the crown?? All you gotta do is pop that cap, and chug that BAWLS.
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