The Pigeon Classic 2019 Recap Show!

In The Keep Podcast - The Pigeon Classic 2019 Recap Show!

We’re joined by The Keep admins Spaced, Haducant & eXtwofour to discuss the success of our recent Pigeon Classic Annual FPS charity event which raised $600 for the Egyptian Cure Bank. Topics include the Doom Friday Night Survival, the Quakeworld exhibition between BPS & LocKtar, the European dominance in Warfork, Motherload’s experience working with Jehar and more.

It was my ESTEEMED pleasure to have been apart of the 2nd annual Pigeon Classic. Not a lot of people know this, but the first Classic was named for my good pal I Kill Pigeons. As a founding member of The Keep and more notably a prominent member of the Virtual Reality community (Orange Bucket Acting Troupe), IKP has not only led an influence on the ever inspiring world of AFPS but also the world of VR entertainment, producing the first ever play in virtual reality: The Princess Bride.

But Motherload… Why is this significant?! I’ll tell you why. Pigeons, aside from being a cool muthafucka, is one of the sweetest, nicest, most charitable dudes I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His hard work and generosity knows no bounds. He spreads a positive message and general kindness that inspires others (like myself) to do everything within their power to give generously to their fellow man. That is what inspired us to start the Pigeon Classic Annual FPS Charity Event.

The Pigeon Classic

I began planning the first event shortly after the inauguration of The Keep. A fellow member expressed concern to do with the wildfires in California during the fall of 2018. Communities of people were losing their homes and (contrary to popular belief) not everyone in CA is rich. In fact, many of the people losing their homes in the North Valley that year were regular folks just like you and me. That sparked a fire in our hearts. In 2018, we organized a Quake Champions King of the Hill with the help of State of Quake. We charged a minimum of $1 to enter. Throughout the evening, people surprised us, donating far above the minimum and raising over $200 for the North Valley Community Foundation to give to victims and first-responders of the horrific fires in that area. Yes, these are humble numbers.


So what could we do in 2019 to top that? Seems easy enough, right? But we wanted to REALLY give to a cause that we knew would make a difference in someone’s life. That’s when another member of The Keep stepped up: Flambeau.

Now… If you talk to Flambeau, he will inevitably be humble, but the fact is that he brought us the story of Suplex. Suplex is a young player in the ZDaemon community. For those unfamiliar with ZDaemon, it is an excellent Doom multiplayer source port with an emphasis on multiplayer action and community bonding. Suplex found a home here.

What’s so significant about this Suplex guy, you ask? Suplex, aside from being a beloved member of our community, happens to suffer from leukemia at a young age. Shit. Now I feel guilty. Don’t. We reached out to Suplex, asked how we could help and… He wanted us to give all funds raised to the same organization that helped him when he most needed it: The Egyptian Cure Bank. We did as he asked.

Event Poster

The Pigeon Classic 2019

We held 3 events in 2 days, all taking donations both from the players and from viewers toward the Egyptian Cure Bank:

First we held the Doom Survival event on Friday night (put on by the US Quake Community) on Suplex’s source port of choice, ZDaemon.

Doom – Survival on Eviternity: Pigeon Classic Annual FPS Charity Event on YT

On Saturday morning, World Champion & QuakeWorld legend LocKtar took on QHLAN 2019 runner up BPS in an epic Best of 7 rematch casted by yours truly and casting legend Jehar of Tastyspleen.

QuakeWorld – BPS vs LocKtar: Pigeon Classic Annual FPS Charity Event on YT

And finally… We hosted the 2nd Warfork: King of the Keep: a King-of-the-Hill event hosted by myself and Smango of This event drew out Warsow newcomers and legends alike to create one of the best competitive events in modern Warfork.

Warfork – King of the Keep: Pigeon Classic Annual FPS Charity Event on YT

The Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by some of the members of The Keep who made this event possible: prominent AFPS player/streamer eXtwofour, GFX designer and founding member Spaced and up and coming AFPS mapper/GFX designer & streamer Haducant. We say thank you to all those involved an discuss the logistics of making such an event happen. We encourage you to go out and try make a difference yourself.


Artwork by Haducant/Spaced

Music by igracsimon:



Give to the Egyptian Cure Bank:
Be sure to use translate if your native language isn’t Arabic.

The Keep & Other Podcasts

State of Quake Events for Quake Champions 2019

State of Quake Events!

Are you looking for some Quake Champions Events to be a part of? Want some amateur action that even YOU can be a part of? THEN LOOK NO FURTHER the State of Quake Events for Quake Champions is here to save the day!

State of Quake is a Podcast about Quake Champions and they also hold some cash prize events!

Quake Champion Event Times

State of Quake focuses on North American Quake Champions Events you can find the event times down below.

State of Quake Event Schedule:

  • King of the Hill – Thursdays @ 9 P.M. EST
  • Rotation of 3 bracket events (State of Pain Open Duel, Diamonds in the Rough < 1825 SR, Blind Date 2v2) – Saturdays @ 9 P.M. EST

Get your name recognized and even WIN CASH PRIZES DONATED BY THE QUAKE COMMUNITY!

Live Streamed Events

All Quake Champion Events will be lived streamed on Twitch on their official Twitch Channel.

Watch live video from StateOfQuake on

Also if you are the betting type they have a betting system so you can bet on your favorite person to win the match!

Help Fund the Events

If you want to help fund some of the Events you can do that too!

State of Quake Fund:

Everything donated is 110% appreciated!

How to Join the Events

Let the State of Quake crew know that you are interested in participating in live events you must join their discord and be sure to look for all the sign-ups.

State of Quake Discord

Look for Unkind and Slip in the discord the masterminds behind the State of Quake. You can also feel free to send me(Smango) a message but I don’t set up the events.

See you in the State of Quake events!

Of course, the content above is subject to change and will be updated going forward. Here at, we have been a long time supporter of the State of Quake Podcast and Live events and so should you.

Sure some of the pros stop by for the cash prize events but there are still a ton of opportunity for us normal and average Quake players to have a home to shine in.

Be sure to follow not only me on Twitter – @realkynerd but also the State of Quake Twitter –@stateofquake

So you will never miss another opportunity! You can also look for many other events over on if you need even more events!

In the Keep // Episode 2: Dots (OpenArena)

In the Keep // Episode 2: Dots (OpenArena) – The State of Quake Podcast

State of Quake is proud to present “In the Keep” hosted by The Motherload of Cthalha’s Keep. In the Keep is an interview-focused series serving the entire Arena FPS community.

Dots is a software developer by day & a member of the NiN Clan, OAC community leader and competitive Open Arena player by night.

Time Stamps

  • 0:45 – Intro
  • 2:21 – Open Arena vs Quake 3
  • 05:24 – Development
  • 06:55 – Maps
  • 06:55 – Open Arena Competitive
  • 09:44 – Being a competitive player / Clan member
  • 11:18 – Tournament organization
  • 13:45 – “I’d never heard of Doom” / winning contests
  • 18:40 – idTech3 engine / OpenArena updates
  • 21:18 – Servers / Mods
  • 24:12 – PROJECTILE DELAG!!!!
  • 25:08 – Teaching a new teammate / recruiting
  • 28:53 – Duel Pools
  • 29:50 – Streaming & casting/eSports
  • 31:50 – The Aftershock mod
  • 33:51 – Settings & specs
  • 36:06 – PROJECTILE DELAG!!!!!
  • 37:29 – Europeans / server locations
  • 39:30 – Reasons to try OpenArena / How to reach out

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State of Quake // Episode 11: Jehar (TastySpleenTV)

Episode Description

In this packed 2-hour episode, we’re honored to have special guest Jehar (Alex Popa) with us. Jehar is the host and creator of TastySpleenTV, he’s been a pillar of the Quake and Doom community for over a decade and is a seasoned esports caster having covered big stage events like Quakecon, Dreamhack and PGL.

Jehar on Twitter

TastySpleenTV on Twitch

Time Stamps

  • 0:27 – State of Quake community events
  • 2:47 – Jehar Intro
  • 6:00 – The origin of Jehar’s gamertag
  • 8:18 – Rotten Rose / The Quakecon proposal
  • 11:34 – How’d you get hooked on Quake?
  • 14:50 – Quake 2 <3
  • 16:12 – Least favorite Quake game
  • 17:40 – Quake mods spawned future game franchises
  • 21:10 – Doom or Quake?
  • 24:44 – Exploration and creativity in video games
  • 28:40 – How’d you get into casting and commentating?
  • 32:10 – TastySpleenTV origins / The Planet Quake days
  • 37:16 – When is a game “dead”?
  • 39:50 – The evolution of streaming
  • 46:50 – Most memorable casting moment
  • 50:30 – Advice to new casters / Jehar’s approach to casting
  • 56:46 – Behind the scenes help
  • 59:28 – Quakecon production
  • 1:00:25 – Casting at Quakecon
  • 1:04:52 – Who do you like to cast with?
  • 1:06:50 – Watching people play video games
  • 1:08:12 – Quakecon then vs now / What is Quakecon like for a newbie?
  • 1:15:00 – Quake: The granddaddy of gaming communities
  • 1:16:54 – The difficulties of modern AAA game development
  • 1:19:00 – Will id ever allow the community to help?
  • 1:26:50 – Jehar’s take on the id/Saber takeover rumors
  • 1:28:33 – What would John Carmack do if he was still at id?
  • 1:34:50 – Bringing people into Quake
  • 1:36:52 – The March patch – do or die?
  • 1:37:58 – What if they pull the plug?
  • 1:39:50 – Apex Legends
  • 1:40:13 – Things we should be thankful for in Quake Champions
  • 1:42:50 – Apex Legends contd’
  • 1:44:46 – Diabotical thoughts
  • 1:49:04 – Is this game alive?
  • 1:51:36 – Doom Eternal thoughts / Spectator mode?
  • 1:54:52 – We’re all part of the same Quake family tree
  • 1:56:08 – What players to look out for in 2019 (NA)

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