Naast alle babbels over Doom III en Mods voor Quake3 wordt er ook stevig gevochten op QuakeCon 2002. Zo waren er competities voor Quake3 one on one en Return to Castle Wolfenstein. De winnaar van de Quake3 compo komt uit Rusland. De Rus LeXer was te goed voor de competitie en gaat naar huis met 20.000 dollar. LeXer won in de finale van Daler, een jongen die eerder fatal1ty twee keer wist te verslaan.After the match, the difference between having a Russian champion an American runner-up was startling. Virtually all of the media attention was focused on Daler, with camera crews from G4 and other places filming interviews with him. The media questions painted him as the unknown player who came here and surprised everyone, and Daler - who lives only three hours away in Austin, Texas - fits the part pretty well, shrugging his shoulders and giving happy answers. Just ten minutes after the final, while Daler was doing his fourth interview, LeXer was standing in the hallway talking on a cell phone, his grin a foot wide.

LeXer in actie

In de Wolfenstein competitie waren The Doctors te goed. Dit beruchte team dat al eerder succesvol was in Counter-Strike en Quake3 bleek nu de beste in RTCW te zijn. De Zweden wonnen met 2-1 van iN en mochten zo 25 Amerikaanse ruggen met elkaar verdelen.