Championships at QuakeCon 2005



MESQUITE, Texas – June 10, 2005 –
The NVIDIA Championships at QuakeCon will take on a slightly different flavor in
2005, with new tournaments for gamers to show off their skills as part the 10th
annual QuakeCon, the largest four day gaming festival in North America.  The
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas will be ground
zero for more than 6,000 rabid gamers, all with the chance to compete for
$150,000 in cash courtesy of title sponsor NVIDIA, the worldwide leader in
graphics processing. 

"QuakeCon is the ultimate event that
celebrates PC gaming – community, teamwork, and the interest in enjoying
interactive entertainment, and the desire to get the most out of today’s
technology," said Bill Rehbock, director of developer relations, NVIDIA. "We are
proud to sponsor the 10th annual QuakeCon again this year, powering
all of the tournaments and exciting action that thousands of gamers and PC
enthusiasts will enjoy."

In addition to big-dollar tournament
action, QuakeCon offers attendees four days of non-stop activity, including:  a
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN party for more than 3,000 players, keynotes
and workshops with technology and game industry leaders, the latest games and
hardware on display in the exhibit hall and first-class parties and

 "NVIDIA’s incredible support, the
return of a tournament classic with QUAKE II, and an official $30,000 all-female
championship is an unbeatable combination guaranteed to get the fans fired up
for QuakeCon 2005," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software.  "With $150,000 of
NVIDIA prize money on the line, this year’s competition will be extraordinary." 

Here’s the tournament line up for

DOOM 3® Deathmatch Championship

        With the first appearance of DOOM 3 at QuakeCon 2004, last year’s
tournament was wide open; none of the competitors had an opportunity to practice
or learn the subtleties of the game.  Now, players have had a full year to hone
their skills and put them to the test in a 1-on-1 battle for $
in cash. Visit the QuakeCon Web site,

for details on tournament rules and prize money distribution.

Inaugural QUAKE III Arena® Ms.
QuakeCon Championship

        For the first time, QuakeCon will feature an all-female QUAKE III Arena
Deathmatch tournament where some of the baddest female gamers will test their
mettle in head-to-head combat for bragging rights and $
in prize money.  Visit the QuakeCon Web site,

for registration and details on tournament rules and prize money distribution. 

Return to Castle Wolfenstein: 
Enemy Territory(tm) Championship

         This 6-on-6 team competition will be the ultimate test of battlefield
tactics, communication and teamwork.  Online qualification rounds begin on
Sunday June 19, and the top 32 teams will compete in a double elimination
tournament at QuakeCon 2005 for their share of $
in cash.  For official tournament rules and prize money distribution, teams can

QUAKE II® Retro-Deathmatch

        For many hardcore gamers, QUAKE II is the game that sharpened their
multiplayer skills to a razor’s edge.  At the NVIDIA Championships at QuakeCon
2005, 128 players will frag, talk trash, and frag some more, fighting for a
share of $
in prize money.  For official tournament rules and prize money distribution,
teams can visit

About QuakeCon:

Often described as the "Woodstock of Gaming," QuakeCon was created in August of
1996 by a group of friends on the IRC network’s EFnet who had a desire to meet
in person.  Less than 100 attendees gathered at the Best Western in Garland,
Texas that first year to play and talk games and compete in the first QuakeCon
tournament.  id Software’s lead programmer John Carmack and several other id
team members stopped by to chat with fans about DOOM, QUAKE, and the future of
an up-and-coming id Software.      

Going into its 10th year,
QuakeCon remains true to its original mission as an event created by gamers, for
gamers.  Sponsored by id Software and other industry-leading software and
hardware manufacturers, QuakeCon continues to be run by a dedicated group of 30
year-round volunteers and more than 200 on-site volunteers.   Nearly 6,000
people attended QuakeCon in 2004, and the event has expanded to include QUAKE®,
QUAKE II®, QUAKE III Arena®, QUAKE III: Team Arena(tm), Return to Castle
Wolfenstein® and DOOM 3(tm).

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® QUAKE II®, QUAKE III Arena®, Return to Castle Wolfenstein® and
DOOM 3®.  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.  Check out more about id Software at


NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated
to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and
professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors
have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing
platforms, including consumer PCs, enterprise PCs, notebook PCs, professional
workstations, handhelds, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in
Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,900 people worldwide.  For more
information, visit the Company’s Web site at

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