Quake Live Boot Camp

BY Andrew Miesner / June 19, 2010

Yesterday, the International Video Games Hall of Fame organization announced not only a mini-boot camp for Quake Live but a four-day festival event held concurrently with the Grand Induction Ceremonies for the International Video Game Hall of Fame & Museum, also known as The Big Bang 2010.

The Quake Live boot-camp and The Big Bang 2010 event will be held at Ottumwa, Iowa from August 5th-8th, 2010 at the Bridge View Center. The festival includes contests, concerts, dealer showrooms, panel discussions, guest celebrities, costume contests, historic museum displays, movies, and so much more.


We will be setting up a local, LAN-based Quake Live server and gaming machines (sponsor to-be-announced soon) in a special area and our admins will establish games for practice.

This is not exactly a tournament event, but rather an opportunity for Semi-Pros and Pros to participate in the first-ever LAN for Quake Live prior to QuakeCon!  Depending on interest, we may host exhibition matches and explore other rule-sets to match your needs.

We have a 400-seat BYOC area as well, so if you want to bring your own equipment you’re welcome to do so.


If you are a semi-pro/pro or otherwise ranked Quake/Quake Live competitor and want to participate, please e-mail us at [email protected] contact one of our admins in #ivghof (GameSurge).  Chances are that if you play competitively you know some of our team already.


The schedule for the Boot Camp will be determined closer to the event, but generally will be available throughout.  It’s likely that the area will be available 24-hours throughout the event.  Please check back for frequent updates!

Source: International Video Game Hall of Fame