Quakecon 2009 – Quakecon 2009 was held at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX.
In the year before, Quakecon 2009 had both 1v1 and CTF tournaments for Quake Live. The notable difference with this years tournaments was two separate 1v1 competitions, one for only pro players, and the other was open to everyone else. This was a much appreciated feature from the community because there was no longer as many blow out games in the tournament. djWHEAT (one of the commentators for this years tournaments) also expressed his opinions to John Carmack from the shout casting booth saying that the separation “alleviates any hesitation or frustration” for amateur players that want a chance to compete. Quakecon 2009 was also the first Quakecon to have the shoutcasters on stage during the grand finals.