Dracs

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Player Information
Name:
Shaun
First spawned:
1997
Country:
Status:
Active
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History
2003-2004

Dracs is an Australian Quakeworld player who lives in the state of Victoria in Australia. Converting to Quake from Duke Nukem 3D when he was 13 years old, Dracs was one of the most active players in Australia between the years of 1997 and 2008. It was at this time that he hung up his Rocket Launcher in favour of real life commitments and returned to the scene some 12 years later in February 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic he was one of the most active QuakeWorld players in Australia.

Dracs was a regular player in Australian FFA servers and Duel servers and gained valuable experience by competing against a lot of Australia's top players in duel. He was frequently practicing with the likes of Australia Reload, Australia StinG, Australia Venom, Australia Dirtbox, Australia Mortuary among others. Dracs attended the Impulse 98 LAN at the Royal Melbourne Show Grounds and attended many Warts LAN events in Melbourne.

Return to QW in 2020

After some troublesome years in his personal life, Dracs found his way back to QW before the COVID outbreak as he had recovered from addiction and had stability back in his life. It wasn't long after this that he had built himself a new PC for the puposes of playing QW, streaming and being a regular part of the QW scene both on a domestic and international scale.

He competed in the Duelmania 2020 Australian tournament which was held earlier in the year and didn't celebrate too much success as he was still finding himself settings wise/setup wise and lost to "Steej" (QuakeChampions) over 5 maps.

Soon after this, he found his form and became a highly competitive dueller yet again.

2020 Claims to Fame

  • Organised the first Australian draft league for 4on4 in years (3 teams)
  • Organised the grudge match between Australia KF and Australia Murd on dm2
  • Had a huge influence and part in organising the initial international 4on4 games after QuakeCon@Home
  • Played for the Australian team in the GetQuad! Nations Cup
  • Took maps off Australia Reload on dm2, Australia Dirtbox on dm2 and dm4
  • Please note that all wins against Australia Dirtbox were due to "playing like a faggot" & "lucky spawns" according to dirtbox.

Achievements

Year Place Event Mode With Prize
2020 B717 - 24th QuakeCon 2020 1on1
2020 A99 - 12th Duelmania DownUnder 2019 1on1

Settings

Mouse settings
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Inv. mouse? Yaw Accel. Raw input?
Mionix  (Naos QC Mouse) 1720 19 7.5 800 2.15 6/11 yes 0.028 0 1

Playstyle

Dracs play style in his early days was a very tight and slow style, with very good RL combat however his LG let him down. His best map was by far dm2 due to his RL ability and knowledge of the map. His movement skills were fairly solid, and he was able to make most of the standard rocket jumps that were required on each map.

Upon his return in 2020, Dracs made significant changes to his playstyle and his movement/ability to get around the map and make advanced rocket jumps, especially on dm2, assisted him in becoming an even better player. He finished 17th in QuakeCon@Home and at the conclusion of this, shifted his full attention to 4on4 and has grown his skillset in this mode considerably.

Personal Life

Dracs is a notable Tennis Player, who credits his initial time spent playing QuakeWorld as a teenager to his need to stay at home and rest for tennis tournaments/practice. This helped him avoid partying and pleased his parents a great deal. He achieved a ranking of number 16 in the country as a junior, however due to shoulder troubles in his late teens, he didn't pursue a career in tennis that he always wanted.

Dracs is a recovering addict, and will be clean for 2 years in April 2021.

Streaming

dracs is an active streamer on Twitch, and often streams his 4on4 and duel games for entertaining viewing. Check him out at twitch.tv/dracsqw or find him on any of the Quake Discords

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