COVERAGE: Global Challenge Dubai Quake Live Introduction

COVERAGE: Global Challenge Dubai Quake Live Introduction

The biggest excitement for Quake Live players and fans after QuakeCon is drawing near. The Global Challenge Dubai will be the host for a Quake Live tournament with sixteen invited players.

As you read earlier, only world class players were invited to play in the tournament; the list of participants looks as follows:

  • Sebastian "Spartie" Siira
  • Shane "rapha" Hendrixson
  • Richard "noctis" Gansterer
  • Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty
  • Anton "Cooller" Singov
  • Kevin "strenx" Baeza
  • Magnus "fox" Olsson
  • Alexey "cypher" Yanushevsky
  • Marcel "k1llsen" Paul
  • Chance "Chance" Lacina
  • Pelle "fazz" Soderman
  • Alessandro "stermy" Avallone
  • Michael "madix" Hindersson
  • Felix "smoke" Pafel
  • Zhibo "Jibo" Fan
  • Pierre-Emeric "l1nkje" Portier

Initial predictions included a list of twelve participants, yet ESL motivates the increase by the high amount of interest shown for the event. The format of the event will be four groups of four players with the first two advancing to the play-offs.


Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
rapha noctis Spartie Cypher
fox stermy DaHanG strenx
Jibo fazz Cooller Chance
l1nkje smoke spammah madix

The Schedule:

17th09:30 CEST to 13:30 CESTGroups B and D
18th14:30 CEST to 19:00 CESTGroups A and C
19th09:40 CEST to 14:00 CESTQuarter-finals
19th14:45 CEST to 17:00 CESTSemi-finals
19th17:10 CEST to 19:30 CESTFinals

The map pool includes qzdm6 (Campgrounds), qzdm13 (Lost World), qztourney7 (Furious Height), qztourney9 (House of Decay), ztntourney1 (Blood Run), while the prize distribution is listed below:

  • 1st place: $3,000
  • 2nd place: $1,500
  • 3rd place: $800
  • 4th place: $400
  • 5th to 8th place: $200

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