Blizzard/Activision has not returned any replies on a tournament license. We have the tourney licenses for CS 1.6, CS:S, L4D2, TF2, BF: BC2, and Shattered Horizon. A tourney license does not seem like a necessity, but Lancryption has consistently made sure that every tournament that has appeared at the event, has some sort of 'blessing' from the distributor/publisher/developer.
Id Software hasn't given a response or a way to have an on-site server for QL. I believe that it's possible, and I've heard of rumors of such, but I don't have confirmation.
*ANY* FPS game for a tourney at the event will need to have an on-site dedicated server. No compromises. This is to ensure as much of the internet bandwidth is available for authentication (PB, Steam, server side, etc).
-= My rocket was minding it's own business, and you just had to bump into it. What were *you* thinking?!?
-= *Your* PC is having problems? And *who* built it?
-= *YOUR* interpretation is not *MY* fault!