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The inaugural Australian Quake Championships will take place at PAX in October

PAX Australia will host the inaugural Australian Quake Championships this October, with the winning team set to compete at  Dreamhack Winter Elmia, in Jonkoping. Qualifiers for the championship will kick off this weekend, with 2v2 matches occurring online across eight events until PAX, which takes place October 26-28.

The good news is, anyone can sign up to take part in these qualifiers, so if you're keen, head over here. If you get through the qualifiers you'll be flown to Melbourne for the local Championships, where you'll compete on the ESL stage. 

Quake Champions is now free-to-play, and will receive a major update this month which includes, among other things, the roll out of Quake 3 Arena map 'The Longest Yard'.

Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.