Claws Takes Top Spot in Quake Duels Showdown at QuakeCon 2018

Returning Quake Champions heavyweight Clawz takes first plays in QuakeCon 2018's Duels Showdown following an excellent performance again DaHang.

on August 13, 2018 8:49 AM

QuakeCon 2018 has been a busy experience for all involved. From the unveiling of DOOM Eternal’s frenetic gameplay to the latest action-packed trailer for Rage 2; there’s been more than enough to keep first-person shooter fans happy. Of course, the event was evenly rounded off with a Quake Champions tournament.

This year’s Quake Champions’ competitive outing was played in Duel mode which saw 2017’s champion Clawz returning once again. This time around he had to beat through such names as Whaz, Spart1e, and Garpy to meet Team Liquid’s DaHanG in the final.

The grand finals saw 20-year-old Clawz opening up in a dominating fashion, delivering a single kill in the final minute to secure his victory on the first round. He then picked up the pace by landing three kills in swift succession during the second round. The last round saw some back and forth between Belarus’ Clawz and America’s DahanG before Clawz closed the match, claiming first place in QuakeCon 2018’s Duel Showdown.

Clawz walked away with the $25,000 cash prize and the title of QuakeCon’s Duel Showdown champion for the second consecutive year. In case the tournament is getting you in the mood to try out the multiplayer game, Quake Champions is available and free to play now on PC.

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Eoghan is a gaming veteran with over 25 years of button mashing experience under his belt, and a particular interest in eSports. When not playing or collecting games, he can be heard presenting and producing radio shows in Ireland.