Ventrilo will be one of the main sponsors of QuakeCon 2009

QuakeCon 2009 Gets Supercharged with the
Ventrilo Ultimate Power Up Sweepstakes

Winner Takes Off in New Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe

MESQUITE, TX – July 22, 2009 – Ventrilo, the premier group voice communications program used in tournaments and multiplayer games, is ready to blow the doors off of QuakeCon 2009 with the sponsorship of its second annual “QuakeCon Ultimate Power Up” Sweepstakes.  One extremely lucky attendee will rocket away from QuakeCon 2009 in a brand new supercharged 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Coupe, valued at approximately $52,000.  The 14th annual QuakeCon will be held at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas from August 13 – 16 2009 and is open to the public and free to all attendees. 

“One look under the hood of this 2010 Shelby and you'll start strategizing on how to get your hands on this powerhouse street machine,” said Brian Knapp, president, Flagship Industries.  “Ford and Shelby are both iconic American names that represent a long history of street legal horsepower, and it’s a thrill to be giving one away to the lucky winner of the Ventrilo Ultimate Power Up competition. As always it’s an honor to be working with our friends at id Software and giving back to the gaming community.”

“This is the most powerful production Mustang ever made and thanks to Ventrilo, someone from QuakeCon will walk away with the keys to this beast of a machine,” said Todd Hollenshead, president, id Software.  “QuakeCon 2009 will be a can’t miss event for LAN fiends, game fans or id Software devotees; and Ventrilo giving away this bad ass muscle car is an example of why everyone needs to make sure that they have August 13 to 16 on their calendar for the world’s best video game party.”

The 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Coupe to be given away will be Kona blue and comes with a six speed transmission mated to a supercharged 5.4 liter V-8 pumping out a brutal 540 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of pavement destroying torque. The car will be on display throughout QuakeCon in the main exhibition area. 

A total of 100 tickets for the Shelby Mustang GT500 drawing will be awarded to QuakeCon attendees for everything from performance in the QuakeCon Pro, Open and Quick Draw Tournaments, to participation in other QuakeCon contests, events and random drawings.  The winner will be randomly selected at 9 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Saturday, August 15, as part of the tournament finals event on the QuakeCon Main Stage. 

QuakeCon Power Up Rules:
QuakeCon 2009 registered attendees who are 18 years of age and older AND are legal residents of the United States, its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia are eligible to participate.  No purchase necessary.  A total of 100 raffle tickets will be distributed throughout the QuakeCon event.  Additional information about contest rules, eligibility, restrictions and requirements will be available at

About QuakeCon:
Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them.  Free to all and open to the public, QuakeCon 2009 will feature North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party for nearly 3,000 people, drawings and contests for over $75,000 in cash and prizes, the $50,000 QUAKE LIVE Duel and Capture the Flag Championship tournaments, exhibits with the latest games and hardware, and non-stop entertainment, parties and events.  First created in 1996 by a group of friends on IRC and now going into its fourteenth year, QuakeCon remains true to its original mission as an event created by gamers, for gamers.  Sponsored by id Software and other industry-leading software and hardware manufacturers, QuakeCon continues to be run by a dedicated group of volunteers, including an executive team with more than 75 years of combined experience producing the event.  6,000 people attended QuakeCon 2008. 

About Flagship Industries:
Flagship Industries Inc, located in Maryville, Illinois, was founded in 2003 to pursue the development and marketing of the Ventrilo product line which was originally started in the spring of 1999.  Due to its superior sound quality, reliability, scalability, user interface and ever evolving feature set, Ventrilo has become the preferred group communications tool.  More information can be found at

About id Software:
id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991.  id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers.  More information on id Software can be found at

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