FACEIT QuakeWorld Tournament Pits Top Games Executives in 1v1 Quake Matches

by Kevin Hitt

(Photo: FACEIT)

This is what you all have been waiting for. FACEIT will be organizing a QuakeWorld Tournament at D.I.C.E. for the second year in a row. This 2017 tournament will follow the inaugural tournament’s format, “…pitting 16 of the gaming industry’s most influential developers and executives against each other in a 1v1 Quake tournament.” FACEIT QuakeWorld will start at D.I.C.E. 2017 taking the mainstage with the opening rounds starting Wednesday, February 22. The quarterfinals, semifinals and Grand Final will then take place the following day. The 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit conference takes place February 21-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

This year’s tournament will bring together familiar faces from last year’s tournament and some new faces, including Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford, Insomniac Games’ Ted Price and Sparkypants’ Sean Dunn, with newcomers like Blizzard Entertainment’s Jeffrey Kaplan and id Software’s Tim Willits.

The full list of players includes:

Jeffrey Kaplan - Blizzard Entertainment

Randy Pitchford - Gearbox Software

Tim Willits - id Software

Ted Price - Insomniac Games

Sean Dunn - Sparkypants

Feargus Urquhart - Obsidian Entertainment

Min Kim - Bonfire Studios

Shekhar Dhupelia - Wargaming

Leo Olebe  - Facebook

Matt Firor - Zenimax


Niccolo Maisto - FACEIT

Sheloman Byrd - Tencent

Kate Edwards - IGDA

Patrick Hudson - Robot Entertainment

Steve Ellmore - Disbelief

All of FACEIT’s QuakeWorld tournament will be streamed live via IGN’s official Twitch channel, https://www.twitch.tv/ign.

The full schedule for matches is as follows:

Wednesday, February 22

10:50 - 11:15 AM - Opening Match

1:20 - 2:20 PM - Round 1 (4 Matches)

3:00 - 3:45 PM - Round 1 Continued (3 Matches)

Thursday, February 23

11:05 - 11:30 AM - Quarter-Finals (2 Matches)

1:15 - 2:15 PM - Quarter-Finals Continued (2 Matches)

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Semi-Final and Final (3 Matches)

For more information on FACEIT QuakeWorld, visit the official website of this year’s tournament at http://dice.faceit.com