Let’s talk about Anarki. He’s a great example of how not all Champions in Quake Champions are gritty, marauding, galactic warlords like Scalebearer. We also have counter-culture, 90s-esque sh*t-talkers who are loud and weird and let’s be honest: sick in the head.

Love him or hate him, ‘Quake III Arena’ veterans will recognize Anarki immediately from his days flying through the maps on his signature hoverboard. The board’s back, the mohawk’s back, and so is his drug-addled, cybernetically enhanced transhuman attitude. Anarki is all about speed – and needles – and his hoverboard means you are going to be moving fast. Really fast.

It’s almost time to return to the Arenas, so dust off your rocket jumping and Railgun skills – sign-ups for the highly anticipated Closed Beta for Quake Champions are now open on the game’s new official site: http://www.quake.com

Developed by id Software, in conjunction with Saber Interactive, Quake Champions is a return to the frenetic, fast-paced first-person shooter competition that established Quake as the granddaddy of all eSports games more than 20 years ago. Quake Champions delivers the dark mythos of the first Quake combined with the groundbreaking multiplayer mayhem of ‘Quake III Arena’ with a major modern twist – Champions. These fierce warriors each wield unique attributes and abilities, enabling players to compete in their own distinctive style.

Quake Champions is coming to PC in 2017. Find out more and sign up for the Closed Beta on the official website through this link.