AT&T Returns To Sponsor QuakeCon 2012
BYOC Connectivity Confirmed
by Nicholas Laborde
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
QuakeCon is one of the best events in the video game industry.
It’s like a mixture of PAX, E3 and the biggest LAN party you could ever imagine.
QuakeCon 2011 saw the event evolve from an isolated LAN experience into a far more connected event, thanks in huge part to the sponsorship of AT&T’s blazing fast internet.
Today, id and Bethesda have announced that AT&Twill once again be returning to sponsor the event.
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The official press release can be found below.
July 9, 2012 (Rockville, MD) — id® Software and Bethesda Softworks® are pleased to announce that AT&T is returning for the second consecutive year as an official sponsor of QuakeCon® 2012, North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party and gaming festival. AT&T’s powerful network and U-verse® High Speed Internet will once again provide optimal bandwidth speed and connectivity to bring together thousands of gamers for an unmatched gaming experience.
In addition to providing attendees with the best possible networked gaming experience, AT&T’s presence helps open up the event to gamers around the world by providing the opportunity for increased live and on-demand video streams.
“AT&T was invaluable for us at QuakeCon 2011 thanks to the speed and accessibility their network resources bring to QuakeCon attendees and fans watching from home,” said Todd Hollenshead, president of id Software. “Their dedication and enthusiasm for the event is great, and we couldn’t be happier to join forces again to make QuakeCon 2012 the best, most connected QuakeCon yet.”
“We’re looking forward to keeping thousands of BYOC attendees connected at QuakeCon with U-verse High Speed Internet,” said Woody Berner, director of U-verse product development, AT&T. “We’re proud that such an avid gaming audience will be utilizing AT&T services at the largest LAN party in the country.”
QuakeCon 2012 returns to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas on August 2 through August 5. The free event is open to general admission attendees thanks to the support of id and Bethesda Softworks, as well as the QuakeCon volunteer staff and the 2012 event sponsors and exhibitors.
Doors to the QuakeCon BYOC will open on Thursday, August 2 at 9:00am and will remain open through 12:00pm on Sunday, August 5.
QuakeCon Exhibit Hall Hours are:
Thursday, August 2 2012 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, August 3 2012 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2012 10:00am – 6:00pm
August 2-5, 2012
OXCGN will once again be on the show floor to provide you with wrapups, previews and coverage directly from the BYOC.
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
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