Bethesda Reveals New Champion for Quake Champions, Strogg

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[Credits: id Software/Bethesda]

During the PAX East Bethesda Gameplay Day, id Software has revealed the upcoming plans for the April update, which will feature a new champion by the name of Strogg – one of the franchise’s fiercest warriors as well as a newly revealed a new Cthala-themed map. Along with their busy weekend, id Software and Bethesda have revealed a rather busy Quake esports events calendar. So let’s find out what’s in store for Quake Champions.

As part of the upcoming update, fans will get their hands on Strogg, a half military-grade metal combined with decaying flesh of a fallen soldier; will make its first return as a franchise character since Quake IV. As part of his initiative to fight his way back to his warlord Makron.

Along with Strogg comes his sidekick Peeker, an airborne AI drone that will shoot explosive at Strogg’s opponents. As Peeker and Strogg eliminate their foes, they can pick up a nutritional past called Stroylent, which will provide him with 25HP, but players will need to be quick. The reason behind this urgency is that other Stroggs can steal the Stroylent and heal themselves as well.

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[Credits: id Software/Bethesda]

Along with Strogg comes the new map Awoken, which will send players combating one another in a misty labyrinth of tropical ruins later this month. The map will serve as a vine-entrenched arena that will be only available for the following modes:

  • Death Match
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Duel
  • 2v2
  • Instagib

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[Credits: id Software/Bethesda]

Along with the upcoming update, id Software and Bethesda have also revealed that Quake Champions will hose two major and two minor upcoming tournaments for professional gamers to partake in, as well as additional online events for players to partake in. The first tournament will appear this May during the Dreamhack Tours with a prize pool of $50,000. You can see the full details down below:

This year, Quake Champions will host two Major and two Minor tournaments for professional competitors, as well as additional online events. The first tournament will be at Dreamhack Tours in May with a prize pool of $50,000. For the first time in Quake history, there will be no prior qualifiers – all players at the event can register to compete for the title. Registration is now open for Dreamhack Tours here: https://tours.dreamhack.com/quake-champions-debarque-a-tours/

Additional events in 2018 include a major event, the QuakeCon Open at QuakeCon 2018 in August; a minor event at PGL in October; and a final major event, the Quake Champions Invitational, to be held at Dreamhack Winter in December. In addition, the Collegiate Star League will begin competition in Quake Champions in June, and additional online tournaments will occur weekly and monthly with varying prize pools via the ESL Go4 League, through BattleFy, and through the Quake Champions Open League.

Stay woke, stay alive, and most of all – frag on.

Quake Champions is now available on PC via the Bethesda Launcher and Steam for $29.99.


About the Writer:

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Dustin is our native console game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPGs, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook.

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