Quakecon 2011: Day 3 Coverage
Hardware workshop continued, Ford F-150 Raptor winner, Quake Live tourney winners
The two-hour hardware workshop continued by selecting two lucky audience members for a system build contest using a Corsair Graphite 600T case, Intel Core i5-2500K processor, MSI Z68A-GD65 G3 motherboard, PNY GTX 580 Liquid Cooled GPU, Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 memory, Antec High Current Gamer 620W power supply, OCZ Vertex 2 60GB solid state drive, Western Digital 3TB hard drive, and a Thermaltake keyboard and mouse. These two audience members were able to build their PC first and boot it up to the Windows 7 home screen. For their efforts, they took home the PC they built! The runner-up in the system build contest didn't leave empty handed and walked away with a Gigabyte G1 Sniper motherboard.
The second system was given to this lucky audience member for providing the closest 3DMark11 score. We ran 3DMark11 in performance mode to determine the overall score and this young gamer gave us the closest answer. Great job.
Our hardware workshop fans screamed and shouted during most of the event to get prizes and t-shirts thrown their way.
The audience members continued to be enthusiast as Tom Petersen from NVIDIA walked around to find the right gamer to give one of PNY's XLR8 GTX 580 liquid cooled graphics cards.
The entire hardware workshop was a huge success thanks to our sponsors and the gaming community for participating in our event. We gave away more than $27,000 during the workshop and provided more than $4,500 worth of hardware to Quakecon to give to event volunteers. We want to give a special thanks to Corsair, NVIDIA, and OCZ Technology for stepping up and being our primary sponsor's for this years workshop. We are looking forward to putting on an awesome workshop at next year's Quakecon!
In between the Quake Live and Brink tournament finals, Brian Knapp, president of Flagship Industries and Ventrilo, presented this lucky contest winner with the keys to a new 2011 Molten Orange Ford F-150 Raptor SVT. This individual purchased the ticket during a Quakecon charity auction Friday night.
SK Gaming's Shane "rapha" Hendrixson is the champion of the Intel Quake Live Dual Invitational, defeating fnatic's Kevin 'Strenx' Baeza in the finals. After going down one map, rapha came back with three straight wins to take his second consecutive Quakecon title. Rapha takes home $8,000 for his efforts.