The PlanetQuake staff have all gotten
together to help administer the ownage at the Fragtopia 2001
— by PlanetQuake
It's been nothing but ownage here at the Fragtopia 2001
event, and your PlanetQuake staff has been right in the middle
of it. Everything started nice and early on Saturday with some
fun LAN action with all the attendants' favorite games. While
we watched players show up and set up their computers, we also
had the pleasure of meeting "Kathrean", our Be
Our Guest contest winner. We had a great time chatting and
enjoying the atmosphere, followed by a dinner of that fine
cuisine from Ronald McDonald's place.
But when everyone got settled in, it was time for us to get
out the swag and start the carnage. We started out with 2v2 a
team deathmatch tournament that lasted almost the entirety of
Saturday. The competition was great in the final rounds, with
q3dm6 and q3dm7 being the two battlegrounds of choice for fast
and furious 15 minute matches.
All of the rounds were a blast for everyone involved. While
some of the matches really stick out as exciting and a total
blast to spectate (the Team Bot vs Crack the Cardboard match
comes to mind), all of the rounds were fun to play. We should
even have some demos up for you later, but for right now here
are the results.
||Bowl of Rice
||Crack the Cardboard
||Test Subject, Forktail|
Of course, those first three places didn't go home with
just bragging rights, we had some awesome prizes for
the 2v2 Team Deathmatch.
The first place team, Bowl of Rice, walked home
with 400 dollars cash and two GameSpy T-Shirts.
The second place team, Crack the Cardboard, took
home a nice GameSpy swag pack
containing a couple GameSpy T-Shirts, two GameSpy hats, and
even a couple of GameSpy mugs.
Then the third place team, Team Bot, raked in a
couple Quake 3: Arena t-shirts from id
The tournament went smooth and deadly, and the PlanetQuake
staff wants to congratulate all the FRAGtopia Quake 3: Arena
players for a job well done. After the 2v2 tournament awards
presentation, it was time for some silly fun in a big free for
all. We set up a big server on The Bouncy Map (q3dm16) with
the winner getting a copy of Serious Sam. Fifteen minutes
later after everyone joined in for more craziness than most
mere mortals can handle, insano walked away with the prize
after seriously pounded everyone that even came kind of
close. The FFA was fast, furious, and everything a wild Quake
3: Arena free for all is supposed to be.
After the late night FFA madness, it was time for the PQ
team to get a little shuteye, before the 1v1 event for big
money and prizes to start on Sunday.
Of course, we're here now on Sunday, and the 1v1 seeding is
just about to start. You'll hear and see more from the even as
it happens right here on PlanetQuake. Until then, here are
some pics so far from FRAGtopia that you can check out and
wish you were here.
Next: Photos from the event.