While fans wait to hear more about the upcoming Bethesda and id Software titles, they will get to join in on the fun from around the world through the power of Twitch.
There’s no doubt that many fans, including yourselves and our very own team, are eager to see each other once more down in Dallas, Texas, as we have in previous years. Trust me when I say, we miss the event as well as hanging out with you all as well. Fortunately for us all, we’ll get to chat and game together once again through the power of Twitch and Discord.
QuakeCon at Home will be just as awesome this year as it was last year and it’ll be kicking off on August 19th, 2021, over on Twitch and through Discord. You’ll get to do all the things you had in previous years as well including donations, supporting the puppies, joining in on tournaments, seeing upcoming game announcements, giveaways, and of course, plenty more.
Also, the BYOC is back through the use of Twitch Teams in order to bring the QuakeCon faithful back together for another marvelous year of games, streams, and more. QuakeCon will kick off on Thursday, August 19th, at 2:00 pm ET and will continue through August 21st, 2021 at an unspecified time.
Those wanting to know a bit more can check out the official QuakeCon highlights as provided to us by Bethesda:
- Global Stream – QuakeCon will officially kickoff Thursday, August 19 at 2:00 pm ET. The multi-day event will include special influencer streams, Bethesda’s own Community teams from across the world, developer appearances, and game updates – all streaming in support of charitable causes. The QuakeCon Staff will also be producing a slate of exclusive content for the community. Stay tuned for more info, including the full schedule, in the coming weeks.
- Official QuakeCon Twitch Team – Playing and sharing games with friends in the BYOC is the core of QuakeCon, and this year the global QuakeCon community will once again unite and connect through the official QuakeCon Twitch Team. The Team will celebrate QuakeCon, play and share games, and help raise money for the QuakeCon-supported charities. Some players will be featured on the QuakeCon Twitch Team page. Sign up HERE to join the Team!
- QuakeCon Discord – The community can join us in the QuakeCon Community Discord server. Make new friends, play new games, and experience Peace Love and Rockets from the comfort of the couch or gaming station.
- Charity Initiatives – Raising money for charities continues to be a key component of QuakeCon. The QuakeCon family has made a huge impact for local, national and international groups, and we’re excited to keep things rolling this year! Our virtual QuakeCon attendees will be able to donate to organizations directly from the official QuakeCon Twitch stream, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, The Trevor Project, and UNICEF.
Of course, QuakeCon isn’t QuakeCon without charities. Dallas Pets Alive and FOUR PAWS, a global animal welfare organization, are once more teaming up in order to help save the animals in all their fluffy glory. The shirts you purchase from Custom Ink will be split all the profits from this year’s shirts between QuakeCon’s long-time charity partner, Dallas Pets Alive and FOUR PAWS.
You know you want the “Catloop” tee to support the kitties with the “Pugcubus” tee to help save the puppies. Regardless, the animals are getting some much-needed love and help. Just make sure to visit Custom Ink to get your shirts ordered.
You can check out the following sponsors for helping make this year happen:
- Fractal Design
- Pecos Pete
We look forward to seeing you all over on Twitch and the official QuakeCon Discord this August!
About the Writer(s):
Dustin is our native video game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook today.