Quake Live

Quake Live

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$663,245.95 From 389 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2008-07-31 to

Quake Live is a first-person shooter developed by id Software designed to run on x86-based computers running Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X or Linux that is downloaded and launched via a web browser plugin. Quake Live is free to download and play.

In addition to usability changes, Quake Live has a new, more streamlined HUD. The game is also censored to remove blood, gore, and satanic references that were found in Quake III Arena and is the only game in the series that was developed by id Software internally to be rated T by the ESRB.

On August 27, 2014, Quake Live saw what was its biggest update since the game's initial release in 2010. The purpose of the update was to make the game more accessible to new players with emphasis on the game's spawning system, movement and item control. The update was heavily criticized for its addition of loadouts; seen as an element of "consolization" that eliminate the strategic depth of weapon and item control.

On October 28, 2015, a major update was released, consisting of code updates, optimizations, and map fixes. As part of the update, Quake Live also switched from its own in-house account system to using the Steamworks API, though due to these changes, all user statistics were reset.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States raphaShane Hendrixson$125,427.63
2.Belarus CypherAlexei Yanushevsky$102,959.82
3.Russian Federation evilSergey Orekhov$36,217.01
4.Russian Federation CoollerAnton Singov$35,004.93
5.United States DaHanGTim Fogarty$34,517.13
6.Poland av3kMaciej Krzykowsk$29,865.66
7.France strenxKevin Baéza$23,347.86
8.Sweden Spart1eSebastian Siira$19,935.65
9.Germany k1llsenMarcel Paul$18,216.04
10.France l1nkinPierre-Émeric Portier$13,656.39
11.United States ZeRo4John Hill$12,763.33
12.Sweden ToxjqJohan Quick$12,165.26
13.Italy stermyAlessandro Avallone$11,542.48
14.Canada id_Andrew Trulli$10,446.67
15.France winzMichaël Bignet$9,283.61
16.United States VIJUVijal Patel$9,016.67
17.Italy ZyrinxAlessandro Stocco$8,000.00
18.Austria noctisRichard Gansterer$6,817.64
19.Australia clampOKSabian Hayblum$6,750.00
20.United States cl0ckMark McGrail$6,660.00
21.Sweden fazzPelle Söderman$6,017.15
22.Czech Republic krysaKryštof Černý$5,039.35
23.Sweden foxMagnus Olsson$4,885.26
24.United States psygibMoses Salas$4,071.25
25.United States kgbKevin Holowchik$3,633.33

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$73,825.8111.13%


» Counter-Strike-$10,108,689.82
» WarCraft III-$4,008,291.71
» Quake III Arena-$469,635.12
» Quake 4+$108,074.23

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$227,711.84
2.Belarus Belarus$104,203.02
3.Russian Federation Russian Federation$80,498.43
4.Sweden Sweden$49,329.50
5.France France$46,624.61
6.Poland Poland$32,224.45
7.Germany Germany$22,734.62
8.Italy Italy$19,658.48
9.Canada Canada$16,566.25
10.Australia Australia$9,200.56

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United Kingdom 2GDJames HardingCommentator, Content Creator, Tournament Organizer
United Kingdom ddkDan KapadiaAnalyst, Commentator
United States djWHEATMarcus GrahamCommentator