August 9-12, 2001
Mesquite Convention Center
Mesquite, Texas


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BYOC and Tournament waiting lists


It's been two days since open registration began, and the response has been fantastic. Close to 1000 people signed up in the first half hour, alone. I'll try to get more detailed statistics soon, but in the meantime you can peruse our Attendee Database.

As expected, the available slots for the Tournament and the Bring-Your-Own-Computer network were snatched up very quickly. But this year we have official waiting lists for both. So if you didn't manage to get a slot, don't despair!

Past years have shown us that there are always plenty of no-shows for both, and we fully intend to give everyone who wants to participate a fair chance. For reference, last year there was not a single person turned away from either the Tournament or the BYOC who came ready to play. Of course, there is a lot more at stake in the Tournament this year, so we expect people will have more reason to show up. 50,000 reasons to show up, to be precise.

By registering normally and indicating you wish to take part in the BYOC and/or Tourney, you will be placed on a ranked waiting list. (People who have already registered should have received an e-mail regarding this). Should someone cancel their registration, people will be moved off the waiting lists in the order in which they registered. Should you be moved off the waiting list, you will receive a notification by e-mail. The list will also be used at the event, itself, until every Tourney slot and BYOC table is filled... or we run out of gamers. Which ever comes first.

To everyone who signed up, we say thanks! We hope to give you the best QuakeCon ever. And we think both past attendees and newcomers, alike, will be in for a few surprises this year!


12:11am EDT, 5.14.2001 -Nok www.quakecon.org



We have added buttons to this page which will let you go to the Registration page. There are over on the right, as well as one at the bottom of the press release below. You will need to provide some personal information including your name, e-mail address, and phone numbers. Nothing too invasive.

We will not require credit card information because QUAKECON IS FREE!!!

It is very important that you provide a valid e-mail address since we will be mailing you a confirmation. You should receive a code in your e-mail box shortly after registering. You will need to use this code on our webpage to complete registration. You will not be registered until you confirm. We will provide a listing of all registered attendees so you can ensure that you were successful. After you confirm, you will be taken to a brief survey. Filling out the survey is optional, but it will help our sponsors and members of the press in understanding what type of person attends QuakeCon.

As you register, you will be able to indicate whether you wish to take part in the Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN and/or the Tournament. You can participate in one, both, or neither.

UPDATE: Here is a copy of the official waiver form which ALL attendees must sign in order to sign-in at QuakeCon. For your downloading pleasure, we have it available in both Word .doc and plain text flavors. People under the age of 18, MUST have this form signed by a parent or legal guardian, and then bring it to QuakeCon. Minors who show up without the proper signatures will not be allowed access under any circumstances. We will have the waiver available at sign-in for adults who need it, but you can help speed up the process by bringing a copy along with you.

If you have any last minute questions, please ask them on the Forums or drop by #quakecon on irc.enterthegame.com.

id Software has sent out the following press release explaining some of the background:


3,000 Gamers Expected for $50,000 QUAKE III Arena Championship, 1,250-Player LAN-Party

MESQUITE, Texas - May 11, 2001 - The annual pilgrimage of the gaming faithful to the holiest spot in interactive entertainment - Mesquite, Texas, home of id Software™ - begins today as first-come, first-serve registration opens for QuakeCon2001 at www.quakecon.org. QuakeCon is the definitive fan-based video game tournament, convention and party.

Slated for Aug. 9-12, QuakeCon 2001 will be bigger and badder than ever, as more than 3,000 gamers are expected to make the journey from across the globe to Texas. Registrants will battle 24-hours-a-day in the 1,250 person, bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN-area as well as learn about game development and technology from industry icons in four days of workshops and discussions.

Registration also opens today for the only QUAKE III Arena™ tournament officially sanctioned by id Software, the first NVIDIA® QUAKE III Arena Championships at QuakeCon, boasting more than $50,000 in cash and prizes.

At QuakeCon, attendees can check out yet-to-be-released games and hardware from some of the industry's top developers, publishers and hardware manufacturers in the exhibitor midway. Gamers can also participate in a number of smaller side-tournaments featuring team competitions and varying types of gameplay.

"You think you're the best? Prove it!," Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software, said. "With $50,000 up for grabs, this year's tournament is going to be intense. And if you're not playing for the money, you can frag 1,250 of your closest online friends, get a sneak peek at unreleased games and technology from our sponsors, or simply hang out at the biggest gaming event of the year."

QuakeCon began in 1996 as a LAN party dedicated to fans of id Software's games, and has grown to include QUAKE®, QUAKE II™, QUAKE III Arena and QUAKE III: Team Arena™. 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 3,000 in 2000.

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®, DOOM®, DOOM II™, QUAKE® and QUAKE II™. 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 their latest action titles, QUAKE III Arena™ and QUAKE III: Team Arena™. 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 www.idsoftware.com.

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