Quake Pro League - LUCCA 2019 - Reportage Part 1

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Church of San Romano

IT Lucca is old city in Toscany region founded by Etruscans 300 B.C and conquered by Romas where Caesar signed "First Triumvirate" with Pompey and Crassus. Later on it became capital of Toscany controlled by Langobards and after short hostage of mercenaries it was sold to John of Luxembourg and managed by Charles the Fourth. City was second biggest city state in Italy and liberated by Napoleon Bonaparte and became self sustained republic. Lucca is known for its production of silk and it was born place of musitians and composers Luigi Boccherini and Giacomo Puccini as well as pope Lucius III.

Well, we are talking about some serious fckn history bois and grylz!

Lucca have 89 000 residents but I believe that number was exceeded wastly during Lucca Comics & Games, one of biggest Comics festivals in Europe. Whole old city was packed by crowds flowing all directions, and I was kind of glad, that I can lay my bones in Church of San Romano, that was main stage for Italian Esport Open hold by ESL.

Church of San Romano - Main StageBesides Quake Champions and LAN finals of Quake Pro League, ESL National Championship in League of Legends were part of the happenings as well as other minor competition in Mobile games.

Because living in Lucca was during event absurdly expensive, I took liberty to spend my time in Viareggio, beautifull town on the seeside 30 minutes away from Lucca and took my rented cinquecento for the ride!

Quake 3 Arena - Signed Edition20 players of Quake Pro League and 4 Challengers made their way (95,83% by plane :) to Lucca for Stage 1 finals, and because of that we were able to meet and chat with TOP players of the world in Quake Champions.

Before official program even started on Saturday, every player had access to backstage where they can practise, set up theirs settings and everything they needed to play theirs matches. All data were stored at SSD Disks to be used later on every single PC both backstage and on stage itself.

Great thing about ESL Italia production was, that most of the personel were consisted of Quake players, fans and legends. Huge shoutout to IT Dogemist and IT Polterizer tying to make players as comfortable, as possible. My very special thanks are directed to IT Maurizio, that took care of me like I was family.

Sacristy - Players BackstageDuring Friday afternoon, mostly Challengers were preparing at backstage that was located at sacristy of church, with BY Alexei "cYpheR" Yanushevsky and EE Kirril "cnz" Golubjov in front row.

American expedition lead by US FortyLions joined players shorty with Quake Champions community ambassador US Joshua "Tokyopunchout" Boyle and the man, the myth, the legend US John "ZeRo4" Hill.

At that point preparations for payers of Quake Pro League joining Americas relegation matches US Paul "sib" Titkov and US Branden "Br1ck" Gwyn could started as well as setup of  US Michael "dooi" Dewey, one of Americas Challengers. 

Later on, UK delegation arrived with UK Ryan "Ketchup" Neal, UK Gereth "GaRpY" Marshall and other "Myztro bois". I have also spend some time checking press area, that was located at presbytery of church.

Friday Night was in sign of starting Blizzcon and while Quake players were patiently preparing themselves for upcoming matches on Saturday in front of San Romano several cosplayers finished their preparation for live broadcast of event mentioned above.

   

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Calendar
Results
Single Elimination, Bo3
CA cbxzombie
CA stoked

CA Duefist
US _cloud
CI sUPREMEGTI
US dethQC
US davis
US TheDragonBab

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
UK HELL
UK GaRpY

DK enesy
RU CHEERA
DK KillaloT
PL Freakman_
RU vldStone
DE Retc0n

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+8pts toxjq
+8pts nosfa
+8pts coollerz
+8pts dooi
+8pts baSe
+8pts RAISY
+8pts rapha

+4pts Av3k
+4pts cha1n
+4pts Xron
+4pts whaz
+4pts K1llsen
+4pts vengeurR
+4pts dramiS

DNP GNiK
DNP Effortless

FULL RESULTS: CLANRING

BYE DaHanG
BYE cYpheR
BYE psygib
BYE cnz
Single Elimination, Bo3
US XZISTTT
US Aaron286

CI sUPREMEGTI
MX kmflame
US chompa-
CA UltRaLeX
US dethQC
US -reflux

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
RU PepCo_
RU strongest_


DK enesy
RU CHEERA
RU mijkee
DK PULZz
RU klybi4
UK GaRpY

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+16pts baSe
+16pts dooi
+16pts vengeurR
+16pts rapha

+8pts whaz
+8pts DaHanG
+8pts coollerz
+8pts K1llsen

+4pts GNiK
+4pts dramiS
+4pts toxjq
+4pts Xron

+0pts cYpheR
+0pts psygib
+0pts cnz
+0pts cha1n

FULL RESULTS: CLANRING

BYE Effortless
BYE RAISY
BYE Av3k
BYE nosfa

Single Elimination, Bo3
US chance
US bootsss

US dethQC
CA stoked
MX kmflame
US Aaron286
US -reflux
US _cloud

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
NL Silencep
RU inz

UK HELL
RU CHEERA
DK PULZz
DE RetcOn
RU strongest_
UK GaRpY

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+16pts DaHanG
+16pts Effortless

+8pts Xron
+8pts dooi
+8pts cnz
+8pts psygib
+8pts K1llsen
+8pts cYpheR

+4pts RAISY
+4pts GNiK
+4pts Av3k
+4pts nosfa
+4pts toxjq
+4pts coollerz

+0pts whaz
+0pts cha1n


FULL RESULTS: CLANRING
BYE vengeurR
BYE baSe
BYE rapha
BYE dramiS
Single Elimination, Bo3
US sib
US twitch

CA cbxzombie
CA stoked
US Aaron286
US UltRaLeX
AR maxter
US bootsss

TOP 16: CLANRING