For first in Quake history, the 25th iteration of the QuakeCon event will be hosted in a remote model. This new event model is called “QuakeCon at Home” and will be hosted from August 7 and ending August 9. QuakeCon is attempting to recreate as much of the physical event as possible with the remote format. The events will consist of Twitch streams and tournaments that will be running continuously to be accessible to everyone across the world. The first event starts out with Bethesda’s QuakeCon Digital Welcome Friday, August 7 at 11:00 am AM CST. The rest of the schedule is yet to be revealed but it will consist of multiple Twitch streams and minor tournaments between fans and a couple of charity drives. The 2019-2020 Quake Pro League season will conclude with the Quake World Championship, Sunday, August 9 at 4:00 pm CST as the top 24 players will be competing for $150,000.
Charity drives will be trying to raise money for Direct Relief, UNICEF, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and The Trevor Project. Players can donate directly via the global stream. As well, Bethesda has partnered with animal adoption partner, Dallas Pets Alive, as well as FOUR PAWS, a global animal welfare organization. Fans will be able to purchase the “Dogvahkiin” and “Catodemon” t-shirts for sale, with 100 percent of the profits going to the charities.
Official merchandise has gone online already and can be accessed through NA Bethesda Gear Store and EU Bethesda Gear Store. All of the merchandise is available to be preorder and should arrive on time for the live streams. Details on how fans can join QuakeCon at Home is yet to be released with details expected to be coming soon. QuakeCon is not the only event going to a remote format either, Pax West, Australia, and EGX are being rolled into PAX Online and will be streaming twenty-four/seven for nine days from September 12th through the 20th.