QuakeCon 2019 kicks opens its doors today in Dallas, Texas and it is a very exciting time, as we will see new DOOM Eternal details and footage from the event. Although not many (if any) South Africans will probably attend the convention by Bethesda and id Software live, we won’t be left out in the cold as we will be able to watch all the action live.
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Here’s everything you need to know about QuakeCon 2019, including where to watch, when streams will take place in SA time and what to expect. Before we get to those details, however, there are also some great QuakeCon 2019 deals on Bethesda titles for our local readers to take advantage of, so lets kick things off with the deals.
QuakeCon 2019 Deals
PC gamers can take advantage of a tonne of great QuakeCon 2019 deals from multiple online stores, from the Steam QuakeCon 2019 sale to Green Man Gaming and GOG.com. Some of the best deals come from Steam as it uses our local currency, but there is also a fantastic deal on Green Man Gaming on RAGE 2 for only $28.50, which is R395. For the most part, however, things are a bit cheaper on Steam for our local readers.
With that in mind, check out our top 10 picks from the Steam QuakeCon 2019 sale below.
- Dishonored: Death of the Outsider – R79.80
- Prey – R89.80
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – R263.67
- Fallout Classic Collection – R54.75
- The Evil Within 2 – R199.75
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition – R204.59
- Dishonored: Complete Collection – R340.50
- Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth – R38.49
- The Elder Scrolls Online – Elsweyr – R389.35
- RAGE – R38.74
Streams and Local Times
While the doors to the convention open today on 25 July, the streams will only start tomorrow, 26 July 2019, including panels, announcements, esports and more. Check out the stream details, including where to watch and local start times below as per the QuakeCon 2019 website. During the Keynote Presentation, expect to see more DOOM Eternal.
26 July – Legends Masters Series at 10:00 am CT (17:00 SA Time) – Watch the stream here
Runs all day. The Masters Series is the highest level of competition in The Elder Scrolls: Legends and we’re incredibly excited to bring it back to QuakeCon 2019! Eight of the best Legends players in the world will convene to battle for their share of a $50,000 prize pool.
26 July – Keynote Presentation at 11:00 am CT (18:00 SA Time) – Watch the stream here
Immediately following the Keynote Presentation will be 25 Years of DOOM’s Influence on Video Games – An all-star panel of Bethesda developers looks back at how DOOM’s launch 25 years ago impacted the video game industry and the games that followed. Featuring leads from id Software, MachineGames, Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, this roundtable discussion will cover games old and new, and trends in shooters and beyond.
27 July – Our Future Continues – What’s Next for Fallout 76 at 10:00 am CT (17:00 SA Time) – Watch the stream here
Join team leads from Bethesda Game Studios as they discuss upcoming updates for Fallout 76’s Adventure Mode and Nuclear Winter. Learn more about this fall’s major update, Wastelanders, and what human NPCs, dialogue with consequence, and more will bring to the game; get the details on Vault Raids, and what it will take to conquer these challenges with your fellow Dwellers; and hear about what’s planned for Nuclear Winter and your path to become the Overseer of Vault 51.
27 July – Knee-Deep in the DOOM at 11:00 am CT (18:00 SA Time) – Watch the stream here
Join id Software developers Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin for the first live gameplay demo of DOOM Eternal, using the award-winning experience from this year’s E3.
27 July – Building Tamriel – The Evolution of ESO at 14:00 pm CT (21:00 SA Time) – Watch the stream here
Join ESO Game Director Matt Firor and Creative Director Rich Lambert – and members of the #ESOFam in the audience and online – for a discussion about the evolution of ESO through the years. From One Tamriel to Elsweyr, they’ll explore the pinnacle moments that made the game what it is today, and how the game has grown and changed to become one of the largest online game communities around. And, of course, you can expect to hear a little more about the upcoming Scalebreaker and Dragonguard DLCs!
28 July – Quake Pro League at 8:00 am CT (15:00 SA Time) – Watch the stream here
The Quake Pro League season begins with a round robin on Thursday, July 25 which for the first time ever, you can watch every match from any Pro player’s point of view on QuakeCon.tv! On Sunday, June 28 the official Championship stream will start at 8am. Tune in to see which of our top 20 Quake players from around the world will emerge victorious as the QuakeCon: Year of DOOM World Champion.
Furthermore, you can earn items from watching the streams on Twitch (while having your accounts linked) for your favourite Bethesda games including Rage 2, TESO and more.
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