Quake is one of the earliest first-person shooter games that helped popularise eSports.
In 1997, Quake’s Red Annihilation US tournament drew over 2,000 entrants. Dennis “Thresh” Fong won the competition and was awarded developer John Carmack’s Ferrari.
Quake 3 Arena later launched, specifically designed for multiplayer combat, with Enemy Territory arriving in 2007 and Quake Live in 2010. The latter received some play in eSports tournament but its popularity has decreased in recent years.
A new Quake game is currently in development: Quake Champions.
Quake is developed by id, the makers of classic FPS game series Doom; Quake’s multiplay is a team deathmatch shooter, where the winning player is whoever gets the most kills within a time limit.
Blurb: Quake Live
From the legendary series that founded the online shooter genre comes the most exciting, energetic, and fast-paced shooter on the Internet. Play against players around the world in over 100 arenas, and a dozen game modes, in one of the most competitive shooters online today.
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– Fast, and furious action. Frag or be fragged in the arena.
– Over 100 arenas, including brand new arenas from id Software, and from throughout the Quake community.
– View your match history, and track your stats throughout your Quake Live career.
– Connect and compete with friends and players from around the world.
Blurb: Quake Champions
20 years ago, Quake set new standards for multiplayer competition and pushed the boundaries for graphics and gameplay. The fast, skill-based arena-style competition that turned the original Quake games into multiplayer legends is making a triumphant return with Quake Champions.