As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of a huge string of industry events this year, publishers continue to find ways to continue their annual traditions via online experiences. Case in point: Bethesda Softworks, who has announced that its annual event QuakeCon will, for the first time ever, be a digital-only affair.
QuakeCon at Home 2020 will take place from Friday, August 7 until Sunday, August 9 and will host a weekend of fun events and activities all over the world. The "Global Super Stream" will feature news, previews and chatter of various Bethesda products - including guest appearances from community members and superfans - while the QuakeCon Twitch Team will be playing games, chatting with the community, and raising money for a selection of charities. Registration for these games is expected to open soon.
For Pro-Play fans, the QuakeCon Pro League will culminate in the QuakeCon World Championships 2020. This event will see the 24 best players in the world challenge each other from the safety of their own homes in a day of hard-hitting action, with a grand prize pool of $150,000 up for grabs. The tournament will take place on the Sunday, and can be watched live via the Global Super Stream.