Bethesda to “take Esports to the next level” as they host million dollar Quake Champions tournament
The once highly popular arena shooter is getting itself some big amounts of Bethesda love as they make a move towards Esports.
The recent reinvigoration of multiplayer shooters could be something that Bethesda wants to get their hands on as they make a major plan towards the professional gaming scene by way of their soon-to-be published title, Quake Champions.
Titled the Quake World Championships, the major and perhaps the biggest Quake tournament so far will have a prize pool of USD 1 Million and will be taking place later this year with the Europe and North American sign-ups already ongoing via ESL.
Quake Champions is the new take on the fast-paced FPS franchise, originally developed by iD Software, which employs new elements to the game such as character classes, and unique abilities, while at the same retaining the good old, fast-paced gameplay on which the game was largely known for.
The Quake World Championships will be having its initial run of qualifiers later this month, with the grand finals event to be held this coming August of 2017 at QuakeCon.