We are aware that Quake Live is currently offline. Our staff is currently working to resolve the issue and restore service.
Happy 17th Birthday Quake! On February 24, 1996, the developers at id Software released QTest, the first public beta of the original Quake.
Quake Live now supports Steam Workshop; LAN and Dedicated Servers! http://steamcommunity.com/games/282440/announcements/detail/101688990770553028 Link