Notch vs. Bethesda – Trial by Combat?

Indie sensation Notch has proposed a solution to Bethesda regarding the “Scrolls” trademark dispute: trial by combat, specifically Quake 3.

Remember that scene in Game of Thrones where Tyrion chose a trial by battle in the Eyrie? Well, let’s do that instead!

I challenge Bethesda to a game of Quake 3. Three of our best warriors against three of your best warriors. We select one level, you select the other, we randomize the order. 20 minute matches, highest total frag count per team across both levels wins.

If we win, you drop the lawsuit.

If you win, we will change the name of Scrolls to something you’re fine with.

Notch issued the challenge via his blog and says he’s serious about it.  We’ll see whether Bethesda responds or not.

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