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Quakecon 2020 has been Cancelled

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In another around of Cancellation from the coronavirus, it looks like our most recent victim is Quakecon. This was posted on their twitter earlier today:

 

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From PC Gamer:

 

https://www.pcgamer.com/quakecon-2020-is-cancelled/

 

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QuakeCon, the summertime gaming convention that began in 1996 as a small gathering of deathmatchers and grew over the years into a major annual spectacle, has been cancelled. The 2020 event wasn't scheduled to take place until August, but Bethesda said that "uncertainties" caused by the ongoing pandemic means that the planning and preparation required to pull the convention together simply isn't possible—and it's not something people should be focusing on anyway.

 

"With all of the logistical challenges and uncertainties we currently face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's QuakeCon," Bethesda and id Software said in a joint statement. "The health and safety of our employees, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and players will always be our top priority, and in these times it felt wrong to be talking about a gathering when gathering in the last thing any of us should be doing right now."

 

"While we don't know what the state of the pandemic will be this August, we do know it will not be possible to complete the work and planning with partners, vendors, volunteers, and others that is required to make QuakeCon a success."

 

Quakecon was supposed to be celebrating the 25th anniversery of Doom this year. Obviously this isn't going to happen now:

 

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Last year's event was a big one, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Doom, and Bethesda suggested that the 2020 QuakeCon could match it, given that it's the "25th year of the event." It's disappointing—Doom Eternal would surely have had a big presence this year, and I'll miss all those wild custom-built rigs—but under the circumstances, also absolutely the right (and unavoidable) decision.

 

Why does this matter to you?

 

This matters to you if you planned to go to LTX 2020. Quakecon and LTX 2020 are strikingly similar in setup, attendance, and events. Quakecon had a 2018 Attendance of 3000, while LTX 2019 had an attendance of roughly 3500. Both events have months of setup, but admittedly quakecon requires many more people to be there beforehand. Both Quakecon and LTX have LAN parties and other events at the Con, and both are in big cities. 

 

The cancellation of Quakecon may end up creating a precedent for other tech-related events in august with the same or larger attendence to shut down as well. DEF CON for example is also August 6-9th and has an attendance of 30,000, but hasn't had any cancellation or postponing announcements. As far as we know, LTX 2020 is still on, but maybe @CPotter can give us a word if LTX plans to follow the same path as Quakecon.

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So no bullshit livestream?


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11 hours ago, orbitalbuzzsaw said:

So no bullshit livestream?

Unless it has changed drastically since i last went to one. Theres really nothing to live stream. 

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Well, Quake Champions is already out and id's latest title, Doom Eternal, is already out.   So, other than maybe a PVP tournament what would have been the point?


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23 hours ago, valdyrgramr said:

Well, Quake Champions is already out and id's latest title, Doom Eternal, is already out.   So, other than maybe a PVP tournament what would have been the point?

Funny thing though QC is not even out of early access still hah. Yeah I play it. 


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On 4/1/2020 at 4:35 AM, CircleTech said:

Quakecon was supposed to be celebrating the 25th anniversery of Doom this year. Obviously this isn't going to happen now:

The celebration of the 25th anniversary of Doom was last year while this year would have been the 25th anniversary of QuakeCon itself (technically the 24th anniversary but the 25th edition).

23 hours ago, valdyrgramr said:

Well, Quake Champions is already out and id's latest title, Doom Eternal, is already out.   So, other than maybe a PVP tournament what would have been the point?

The PvP tournament is and has always been the point of QuakeCon. It's a massive lan party. Presentations and showcases for new Id related games are secondary.

 

Also who knows, maybe they were planning on revealing a new game.


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20 minutes ago, Doobeedoo said:

Funny thing though QC is not even out of early access still hah. Yeah I play it. 

I bought the 80 buck Gamestop exclusive version that came with a Scalebearer statue+all the chars and more.   I'm a bit of an id fanboy.   XD

 

3 minutes ago, Sauron said:

The PvP tournament is and has always been the point of QuakeCon. It's a massive lan party. Presentations and showcases for new Id related games are secondary.

 

Also who knows, maybe they were planning on revealing a new game.

I mean that was the original point until id actually got involved.


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