QuakeCon: Year of DOOM | Schedule of Events and Activities

This year’s QuakeCon, QuakeCon: Year of DOOM, is only days away, and we’re excited to share some of the activities for attendees and those watching at home. Running from July 25 through July 28 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, QuakeCon: Year of DOOM will once again host North America’s largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party and around 10,000 gamers and multiplayer besties.

The Keynote, panels, esports tournaments, and many other activities will be livestreamed. Fans can find everything they want to watch at QuakeCon.tv. For the latest schedules and information, please check in at www.QuakeCon.org.

A couple of major highlights:

  • 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 76, DOOM 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 76, DOOM 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.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (all times listed in Central)

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 DOOM, DOOM II, DOOM 64, DOOM 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

Events & Activities in Exhibit Hall and BYOC:

  • Youngblood 80s Twin Day! – On July 26, Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes players back to the year 1980! To celebrate the launch of the first co-op game in Wolfenstein history, QuakeCon attendees are invited to partner with a pal and dress in coordinating 1980s outfits for a chance to win prizes!
  • BYOC Community Tournaments – BYOC players will compete in games like Quake II, Quake Live, Doom II, QuakeWorld, The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter, and more.
  • Caught at QuakeCon – The team at QuakeCon could catch you being a great attendee, wearing something cool, or anything else that tickles their fancy, and you could win fun prizes, sponsored by New Blood Interactive.
  • Hotseat – Attendees play games with randomly selected objectives for fun and prizes.
  • Quake Blind – Watch attendees that can’t see what they’re doing stumble it out in a fierce battle of blind will. Partners go head to head in a free-for-all competition. One person is the eyes, the other controls the character blindfolded.
  • Dirty Keyboard Contest – If you haven’t been to a QuakeCon Dirty Keyboard contest recently then this should be one of those bucket list style items. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to laugh and as your favorite QuakeCon celebrities pore over the nastiest keyboards they’ve ever seen in their entire lives.
  • Pick Your Pony – Like watching eSports? Meet us at the Pick Your Pony station near the eSports mainstage to pick your “horse”. If your choice is right you’ll walk away with a cool prize!
  • BAWLS Chugging – Work hard and train hard for this one. This year five-time BAWLS Chugging Champion KenCo12 looks to reclaim his belt from two-time and current reigning champion, Dirty Taco. Or will a new champion emerge and capture the crown?? All you gotta do is pop that cap, and chug that BAWLS.


  • 562 Interactive
  • Alienware
  • Bawls
  • Cascade Games
  • Computer Upgrade King
  • Corsair
  • Crazzie Gear
  • Delicious DOOM Chocolate
  • Dreameater Games
  • Drinks with Frenemies (BE Games)
  • EKWB
  • Eleventh Hour Games
  • Elgato
  • Fantasy Flight Games
  • Filthy Casual Corporation
  • Glorious PC Gaming Race
  • Heartstring Studios
  • JuJu Energy
  • LogitechG
  • Mary’s Marvelous Macarons
  • Modders-Inc
  • N3 Art
  • New Blood Interactive
  • Origin PCs
  • Papa John’s
  • PC Performance
  • Pecos Pete’s
  • PNY
  • Portals Edge 360
  • Shadow
  • Sliger
  • Toynk Toys, LLC
  • Ventrilo
  • Viewsonic
  • XPG


  • The American Red Cross
  • 1Up On Cancer
  • Dallas Pets Alive
  • Anime for Humanity
  • Gamers Outreach
  • Stack-Up
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