QuakeCon 2015 Results
While we were watching the finals of CEVO Professional Season 7, held in Columbus, the largest Quake Live tournament - QuakeCon 2015 - was held in the other American city of Dallas on 23-26 July. The best quake players of the world were fighting over the prize pool of $ 40 000 there.
Quake LAN tournaments are seldom held nowadays. Their quantity is unlikely to increase in future. This makes QuakeCon priceless to the true fans of the legendary title. They can forget for a while about the difficulties of their favorite game and simply enjoy the matches and the outstanding skill of pro players.
- Breaking the curse: DaHanG, id_, whaz, kgb.
- Deliberate murder: coolleR, Latrommi, Pavel, 421.
- Meltdown: l1nkin, winz, Tox, zyrinx.
- found Em!: rapha, ZeRo4, cl0ck, psygib.
- Infernal Gamerz: Cypher, strenx, Silencep, clawz.
- Severed Legion: Doomsd4y, c0d47, ejtx, Crazy.
- Averagers: noctis, fazz, Spart1e, dem0n.
- HYPE TRAIN: Br1ck, Fear, Avenged, Effortless.
- Ghost Squad: Fack1u, Mesita, Vodkax, Koraza.
- Dont let Zorak Pick: ZorakWar, Pthy, Vibration, miles.
- 1.800.READYUP: flair, Gotenks, MzHeroine, evil.
- RESPECT THE PACO: chance, t1g, Madrigal, eXodus.
- Bro Science: t41tg, Gnomad, Twitch, Vig1lante.
European team Meltdown leaded by the Swedish legend of Quake Johan «Toxjq» Quick won the title of the strongest team of the tournament. The team won both Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
The Duel battle, held on Sunday, was most spectacular and epic. Shane «Rapha» Hendrixson entered the history for having won the fourth championship in this discipline.
Due to the Swiss format of conduction Rapha could avoid playing against traditional rivals Anton «Cooller» Singov and Alexey «Cypher» Yanushevsky: Tim «DaHanG» Fogarty did all the "dirty work for him, having destroyed Cooller and Cypher. Shane met him in the third round and defeated him.
His rival in the final was Sergey «Evil» Orehov. The encounter was very much alike the final of QuakeCon 2013. Hendrixson showed outstanding excellency, proving his claims for the title of the best duelist of all times. The American played his own game in cold blood, using positioning and deaths planning, which worked even more effectively than his aiming.
Summing up, we'd like to say, that Quake fans might never again see another confrontation of Hendrixson vs Yanushevsky, or witness the fall of Shane's star. All they can do is to enjoy what's left there - on the Quake scene and wait for the next QuakeCon, to have an opportunity to watch the game of true professionals.
There's no doubt, Quake is a true eSports title. Its duels are exceptionally spectacular and amazing. However, with the down of the game, QuakeCon remains the last and the only grand tournament of the title.
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QuakeCon 2015 results
- Discipline TDM — Meltdown — $ 8 000
- Discipline CTF — Meltdown — $ 8 000
- Discipline Duel — Rapha — $ 8 000
- The best team in 3 disciplines — Meltdown — $ 8 000
- Grand Duel (the battle of the players, who tool first and second places in Duel) — Rapha — $ 8 000