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Doom to play a big part of QuakeCon this year

It’s a Doom kind of convention coming up at QuakeCon this year. That’s to be expected of course, thanks to the upcoming Doom Eternal.


Yes, it’s called QuakeCon. But let’s be honest, there isn’t much happening with “Quake”. There’s next to nothing happening with it, since outside of the online-only version, it’s a fairly dead property.

Bethesda (and iD) does have some great shooter franchises though. Those include Rage, which just had a solid sequel, and Doom. Doom’s revamp, which began in 2016, is far and away one of the very best FPS’ of the new era, and it continues into this year’s Doom Eternal.

So of course, you better believe QuakeCon is going to be centered on that. Bethesda has released its full schedule of events for the show, starting this week, and it includes quite a bit of Doom Eternal.


  • Keynote: It’s not a QuakeCon without the Keynote, and this year’s welcome message will focus heavily on the upcoming DOOM Eternal. Don’t miss the demon-slaying action when the Keynote kicks off at 11:00am CT on Friday, July 26.
  • Panel: The Influence of DOOM: Immediately following the keynote, an all-star lineup of Bethesda developers from MachineGames, Bethesda Game Studios, and id Software will discuss the impact of DOOM’s release 25 years ago on games and the video game industry.
  • Panels for Fallout 76DOOM Eternal, and The Elder Scrolls Online: On Saturday, development leads from Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, and Zenimax Online Studios will each take to the stage to discuss Fallout 76DOOM Eternal, and The Elder Scrolls Online.
    • 10:00am CT Sat: Fallout 76
    • 11:00am CT Sat: First live gameplay of DOOM Eternal
    • 2:00pm CT Sat: The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Esports Tournaments: Both Quake Champions and The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be hosting tournaments at QuakeCon. Catch the kickoff of the Quake Champions Quake Pro League Thursday through Sunday, and The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series on Friday.
  • Exhibit Hall: The Exhibit Hall will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 10am-3pm. Attendees can, among other things, be among first to get hands-on with DOOM Eternal and explore a wide variety of Exhibitor booths.

Those planning to attend the free event should download the Official QuakeCon App to stay up-to-date with all of the latest and greatest activities at the show. Fans at home can tune into the livestreams to watch the entire keynote, panels, and esports tournaments.

To register for QuakeCon: Year of DOOM go to: www.showclix.com/event/quakeconyod. For more information on QuakeCon: Year of DOOM visit www.quakecon.org.

Bethesda press release

Full daily schedule

Thursday, July 25:      

  • 10:00am-6:00pm – Quake Champions Quake Pro League Competition (Livestream)

Friday, July 26:

  • 10:00am-5:00pm — The American Red Cross Blood Drive (Fort Worth Rooms 1-2)
  • 10:00am-6:00pm – Quake Champions Quake Pro League Competition (Livestream)
  • 10:00am-8:00pm – Esports: The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series Quarterfinal and Semifinal Matches (Esports Stage/Livestream)
  • 11:00am – QuakeCon: Year of DOOM Keynote (Grapevine Ballroom/Livestream)
  • This year’s Keynote will include information about QuakeCon, details on Bethesda games, and a special look at DOOM Eternal with id Software’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin.
  • 12:00pm – Panel: 25 Years of DOOM’s Influence on Video Games (Grapevine Ballroom/Livestream)
  • Immediately following the keynote, an all-star lineup of Bethesda developers from MachineGames, Bethesda Game Studios, and id Software will discuss the impact of DOOM’s release 25 years ago on games and the video game industry.
  • 8:00pm — Esports: The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series Finals (Esports Stage/Livestream)
  • 7:00pm – Slayers Club Mixer (Exhibit Hall – DOOM Eternal Booth)
  • 9:00pm — Master Pancake Theater Sponsored by Papa John’s (Grapevine Ballroom)

Saturday, July 27:        

  • 10:00am-5:00pm — The American Red Cross Blood Drive (Fort Worth Rooms 1-2)
  • 10:00am-5:00pm – Quake Champions Quake Pro League Competition (Livestream)
  • 10:00am-5:00pm – “DOOMCon” Speedrunning ALL OF DOOM! (Esports Stage/Livestream) Come watch the fastest players race through Ultimate DOOMDOOM IIDOOM 64DOOM 3, and DOOM (2016).
  • 10:00am – Panel: Our Future Continues! – What’s Next for Fallout 76 (Grapevine Ballroom/Livestream) Team leads from Bethesda Game Studios will discuss what’s to come for Fallout 76, including more details about this fall’s major update, Wastelanders, as well as upcoming Vault Raids and Nuclear Winter.
  • 11:00am – Panel: Knee-Deep in the DOOM (Grapevine Ballroom/Livestream) Join id Software developers Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin for a live gameplay demo of DOOM Eternal!
  • 2:00pm – Panel: Building Tamriel — The Evolution of ESO (Grapevine Ballroom/Livestream) Join Zenimax Online Studios’ Matt Firor and Rich Lambert – plus the #ESOFam – for a discussion about the evolution of ESO through the years. From One Tamriel to Elsweyr, they’ll explore the key moments that made the game what it is today and reveal more about the upcoming Scalebreaker and Dragonguard DLCs!
  • 8:00pm — QuakeCon Community Block Party

Sunday, July 28:          

  • 8:00am-3:00pm – Quake Champions Quake Pro League Finals (Esports Stage/Livestream)


The Exhibit Hall will also feature a variety of vendors, sponsors and non-profits. A list of events, activities and participants can be found below and at www.QuakeCon.org.

Exhibit Hall Hours:            
Friday, July 26th: 10am – 6pm CT
Saturday, July 27th: 10am – 6pm CT
Sunday, July 28th: 10am – 3pm CT

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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