Quake Live ended for today
Continuing Group A tomorrow for fair conditions

Michal 'Carmac' Blicharz, Product Manager

Dear Quake Fans,

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship has experienced delays in the schedule due to technical difficulties with the Quake Live LAN server. The remaining Group A matches are moved to Thursday and will be finished after the Group B matches.

The players have been experiencing high pings (50+) on the LAN servers. The ESL IT staff have found no problems with the network (the server was also connected directly into the switch the Quake Live section was on, which did not help). There also seems to be nothing wrong with the server software that would cause this problem.

To address the issues we delayed the tournament matches and restarted it online later in agreement with the players (the ping to Frankfurt servers is less than 10). Later on, due to DDoS attacks on our network and one player's technical difficulties (which no player was able to solve), a decision was made to continue the tournament on Thursday.

At the moment id Software is working with the ESL IT to build another server in order to make sure that the game will be played on LAN for the remainder of the event. We are doing our best to address the situation.

I am very sorry that we were not able to deliver the optimal spectating experience today. I would like to sincerely apologise for the situation. We will do our very best and more to deliver the optimal spectating experience on three of the remaining days of the tournament.

Soodi, Wednesday, 03/03/10 12:58
 
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"We will do our very best and more to deliver the optimal spectating experience on three of the remaining days of the tournament."
So premium HD stream on the remaining matches?
Thats what we payed for.
No more cheap livestream and laggy commentary :o
Yea, the quality of the free esltv is really low, even worse than the us- and livestream ones.
Props to Carmac for being straight up about what's going on and detailing the steps being taken to resolve the problems. Very refreshing and very rare. I look forward to the remaining days of matches! Frag on.
"We will do our very best and more to deliver the optimal spectating experience on three of the remaining days of the tournament."

2GD and Joe on the same stream, casting every quake match possible = optimal
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Muted infinite spectator slots = optimal. Add to that a sound stream with 2GD comentating = even more optimal. GTV FTW!
Do me a favor and upload the demos of the first day since i have to work during the day and therefore want to watch the VOD's afterwards, which, as i understand it, now wont be possible since there are no recordings from the livestream, right?
And please please please do not cast any WoW games when you have ql games going on. that really makes my blood boil. why is WoW concidered e-Sport, i dont get it... looked at some games and they really seem totally random to me... any explanation to where the skill at WoW is will be appreciated...
otherwise i agree with GreasedScotsman: Carmac thanks for the information.
all is good as long as tomorrow will be better.
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Sub_ wrote:
all is good as long as tomorrow will be better.


No, because I took a day off work today to watch this and watched nothing (well, that was not the only reason I took a day off, but it was the reason for it being today). Tomorrow I'll watch nothing because I'll be at work and the freakin' Octoshit doesn't work through proxies. And to think I've bought freakin' Premium ESL TV, GG!
This info could be released before i had spent 7 hours waiting for awesome quake action.
I agree with Greased. Props to Carmac.
I wanna ! -> this is a prize winning comment!!!!!!!!!
This day was all fail, wasted so much time to not get any games on the stream. =P
fucking hackers
Annoying for sure!
The things people do...
this was bad :(
n1 News und geille Cebit
ROC[K]CAT!
roccat ftw!!
shaaame;/
gg to id software then :
hmm...i want the roccat!
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