QuakeCon® and AT&T Reunite to Provide Ultimate Gaming Experience
AT&T to Provide High-Speed Content Streaming and
Fan Interactivity at Large Gaming Festival
DALLAS, May 19, 2015 — QuakeCon 2015 is again calling on AT&T* to provide high-speed, reliable Internet service for the July 23-26 event in Dallas. QuakeCon, North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party and gaming festival, is celebrating its 20th year and is sponsored by id® Software, Bethesda Softworks® and other leading software and hardware manufacturers.
As U-verse with AT&T GigaPower expands across the country, offering customers Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second,** AT&T is returning for the fifth year in a row as the main communications sponsor. The company’s ultra-fast AT&T network will provide the Internet speeds needed to support more than 2,500 gamers in the BYOC.
The event is open to General Attendees wishing to come in and check out the BYOC and/or the exhibit hall. Activities will include drawings, contests with prizes and exhibits with the latest video games and hardware. Additionally, AT&T helps open up the event to gamers around the world by working with QuakeCon to present live and on-demand video streams of tournaments and presentations. A U-verse with AT&T GigaPower Lounge will also be onsite to provide attendees with the ability to experience ultra-fast Internet speeds up to 1Gbps and award-winning U-verse TV service.
“AT&T has been instrumental in QuakeCon’s success throughout the years. The speed and accessibility their network provides lets attendees and fans watching the action from home get the most out of the event,” said Tim Willits, studio director of id Software. “We’re excited for QuakeCon’s 20th year to be the best and most connected yet.”
“Gaming is all about the highs and lows – high speed and low latency. We developed U-verse with AT&T GigaPower with that in mind,” said Bob Bickerstaff, vice president of voice and data products, AT&T Home Solutions. “We’re thrilled to show gamers from all over the globe everything our network is capable of providing.”
The AT&T GigaPower network gives customers’ the speed they need to power all of their devices and connect them to their favorite content. Ultra-fast Internet speeds up to 1Gbps improve the customer experience for consumers and small businesses using the network to connect to the cloud, videoconferencing, online gaming or for other services.
The success of the first AT&T GigaPower market in Austin in 2013 led to a major expansion in 2014. AT&T is considering expanding its all-fiber network to up to 100 cities across 25 markets. U-verse with AT&T GigaPower is currently available to consumers and small businesses across parts of 11 markets – Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Cupertino, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem. AT&T has announced plans to deliver AT&T GigaPower in parts of seven more markets – Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami; St. Louis and San Antonio.
QuakeCon 2015 will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The event will open on Thursday, July 23 at 10 a.m. and will remain open through noon on Sunday, July 26th. The exhibit hall hours are:
Thursday, July 23rd: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT
Friday, July 24th: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT
Saturday, July 25th: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT
The free event is open to general admission attendees, thanks to the support of id Software and Bethesda Softworks, the QuakeCon volunteer staff, and the 2015 event sponsors and exhibitors.
For more information on QuakeCon 2015, visit www.quakecon.org.
For more information on U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, or to check availability, please visit att.com/gigapower.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds. Actual customer speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary based on factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors, customer device capabilities and use of other U-verse services. Max speeds may not be realized if 2 or more HD shows viewed at same time. For more info, go to www.att.com/speed101
Photo by Owen "O1kenobi" Long
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About id Software
id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein®, DOOM®, QUAKE® and Enemy Territory® have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com. id, id Tech, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Resurrection of Evil, QUAKE, RAGE, Enemy Territory, and QuakeCon and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of premier interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda label include such blockbuster franchises as The Elder Scrolls®, DOOM®, QUAKE®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein®, Dishonored®, Prey® and RAGE®. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.
Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to all and open to the public, QuakeCon 2015 will feature North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party, drawings and contests with big cash prizes, exhibits with the latest games and hardware, and non-stop entertainment, parties and events. First created in 1996 by a group of friends on IRC and now going into its nineteenth year, QuakeCon remains true to its original mission as an event created by gamers, for gamers. Sponsored by id Software and other industry-leading software and hardware manufacturers, QuakeCon continues to be run by a dedicated group of volunteers, including an executive team with more than 75 years of combined experience producing the event.