There's nothing better than seeing Quake, played by a Quake champion.
That's the drawcard in the latest Quake Champions trailer, which stars raw, uncut footage. The extra bonus: the player in the game at the time is John "ZeRo4" Hill, one of the best players in the history of Quake 3 from North America.
Hill was actually announced as the esports manager for Quake Champions a couple of months ago. It generally bodes well when you have someone who was winning major Quake tournaments 17 years ago working on your Quake sequel. But enough of that. More rockets.
The closed beta for Quake Champions will kick off later this week overseas, with Australians to get local servers "a few weeks after we go into our closed beta", according to id's Tim Willits. Those who were clever enough to pretend they were in the United States or Canada: check your emails tomorrow or early Friday.