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

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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 Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.