Carmack Giving Second Talk at QuakeCon 2013, More

Bethesda said on Monday that id Software co-founder and technical director John Carmack will give a second talk at QuakeCon 2013 next month. This will be a lecture-style presentation on the physics of light transport and rendering, and will take place on Friday, August 2nd at 5:00 pm CST. Carmack's annual QuakeCon keynote will take place on Thursday, August 1st at 4:30pm CST.

"Learn how light behaves in the real world, and the approximations and compromises that are involved in simulating the behavior with computers," the company said. "This lecture will be geared towards those interested in the interactions of light in the world and how computer software simulates it. Note: Not for the technically faint at heart."

The list of exhibitors and sponsors have grown since last week, expanding from 18 to 28 and now includes 505 Games, AT&T, Hi-Rez Studios, Intel, Interceptor Entertainment, MAINGEAR, McPVP, PC Perspective, Plantronics Gaming, Symbiote Studios, and XoticPC. They join the likes of Alienware, Nvidia, Cooler Master, Gigabyte and many others.

"This year’s QuakeCon attendees will be able to check out presentations of The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Evil Within – as well as a panel featuring Dishonored’s Raphael Colantonio, Ricardo Bare and Seth Shain, all on the Ventrilo Main Stage," the company said.

Bethesda also sent over the tournament lineup which is pasted below:

The Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Master (official rules, register here)
The Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters Championship will feature known professionals and top QUAKE LIVE competitors in an exclusive tournament. Up to thirty-two (32) of the world's best QUAKE LIVE players, hand selected by tournament staff from the open online registration, will face-off in the 1 vs.1 duel for $18,000 in a double elimination bracket, with each match played in a best-of-three-games format. With two competitors remaining, thousands will gather to watch as these two best-of-the-best survivors go head-to-head in a single elimination, best-of-five-games throw-down with a $9,000 check written to the champion.

QUAKE LIVE Clan Arena 3v3 Open (official rules)
The QUAKE LIVE Clan Arena 3v3 Open will feature 3 vs. 3 competitions for up to thirty-two (32) teams battling it out in a single elimination bracket and best-of-three games format, with the two top teams advancing to a best-of-five Grand Final. Teams who come out on top will share prizes of $6,000, including $3,000 for the team of champions.

DOOM 20th Anniversary Challenge (official rules)
The 20th Anniversary DOOM Challenge will feature old school DOOM II gaming. Battling for a share of prizes, including $1,000 for the champion, players will compete in sixteen player Free-For-All matches that will qualify 32 players for the single elimination bracket, where each match will be played in a best-of-three-games format.

Registration Information
Those wishing to register for The Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Master can do so at

Registration for the QUAKE LIVE Clan Arena 3v3 Open and the 20th Anniversary DOOM Challenge is first come, first served, on-site registration only.  Interested parties please visit the tournament area on-site at QuakeCon on Thursday, August 1st from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm CST for tournament registration.

Players with professional gaming experience or extensive QUAKE LIVE experience interested in receiving an invite to the Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters must register online at Tournament invites will be delivered to qualified competitors selected by QuakeCon’s competition committee. A complete list of qualified participants will be posted at following the selection process. Players selected for Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters Championship are not eligible for participation in the 20th Anniversary DOOM Challenge due to scheduling conflicts, but may register to participate in the QUAKE LIVE Clan Arena 3v3 Open.

For official rules, requirements, prize money distribution, pool of arenas and additional information visit:

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  • ssdpro
    I hope he can educate designers and programmers. I want all the future games to look just like and share the cutting-edge physics of Doom 3 and Rage.
  • CDdude55
    Awesome, will definitly be checking that lecture out.
  • aggroboy
    "Physics of light transport and rendering" I think the lecture will mostly fly past my head.