In The Keep Podcast – #20 LocKtar (QHLAN 2019 Duel Champion)

LocKtar returns to The Keep to touch base after his return to competitive Quake and his first-ever duel championship at QHLAN. We also talk about the state of QuakeWorld, prospective new players, his plans for the future and even take a phone call from someone very special.

Goddammit… I love LocKtar. No disrespect to anyone else, but he is my favorite Quake player of all time. His style, his passion, his grace in the arena… What is there that I can say to truly paint a picture of this man?

LocKtar is the same guy outside the arena that he is in it. He’s wild, unpredictable, bold, insightful and yet… calculated. His win at QHLAN 2019 confirms what I already knew… Dennis Larsson is one BAD muthafucka.

LocKtar vs BLooD_DoG Semi-finals QHLAN 2019

The Prophesy

In our previous interview…

LocKtar expressed his frustrations with competitive play. He didn’t perform at his peak in 2017 and decided to retire from QuakeWorld. He focused on his personal life, his car projects and his friends and family for the next year and a half. It was discussed that he would only return for QHLAN. I did everything I could to encourage him to go. Nothing would have made me happier.

The Champ Returns

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of BPS and the QuakeWorld community…

… QHLAN 2019 came to be. With landmark coverage from TastySpleenTV, QHLAN 2019 was the QuakeWorld event to end all others because of its unprecedented viewership and incredible quality. LocKtar did indeed return and he showed the whole world what he’s made of.

Motherload Discord
Conversation b/w LocKtar & ML after QHLAN 2019

I quickly caught up and shortly thereafter we recorded this interview for your pleasure.

Locktar is the QHLAN 2019 Duel Champion

Timestamps are once again provided by the lovely and wonderful Branflakes!

  • 00:44 ITK T-shirts, Amazon Affiliate, and Patreon news
  • 06:45 Winning at QHLAN
  • 21:10 New maps
  • 25:34 Takeaways from QHLAN
  • 30:34 Warfork
  • 35:44 Tournament ideas
  • 39:15 Moving to Finland
  • 41:17 Continuing competitive play
  • 42:59 Teach your kids to play Doom and Quake!
  • 44:45 New players and keeping QW alive
  • 48:49 Subtle moves that make the game interesting
  • 55:58 Special guest calls in 😉


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BuLaT & LocKtar
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Courtesy of BPS

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LocKtar Wiki: coverage of QHLAN 2019:

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