AT&T Network Returns for 2012 to Provide Blazingly Fast Content Streaming and Greater Fan Interactivity
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 am – 6 pm
Friday, August 3 2012 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, August 4, 2012 10 am – 6 pm
To pre-register for QuakeCon today go to: http://registration.quakecon.org. For more information on QuakeCon 2012 visit www.quakecon.org.
Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to all and open to the public, QuakeCon 2012 will feature North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party for nearly 3,000 people, drawings and contests with big cash prizes, exhibits with the latest games and hardware, and non-stop entertainment, parties and events. First created in 1996 by a group of friends on IRC and now going into its fifteenth year, QuakeCon remains true to its original mission as an event created by gamers, for gamers. Sponsored by id Software and other industry-leading software and hardware manufacturers, QuakeCon continues to be run by a dedicated group of volunteers, including an executive team with more than 75 years of combined experience producing the event.