Virtual Athletics League (VAL) in collaboration with location-based VR distributor Springboard VR and tech moguls HTC Vive and HP are holding a global VR eSports tournament in fast-paced multiplayer FPS, Skyfront VR.
“We saw overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community and participants after our first international arcade tournament in August. VR is perfect for the next generation of eSports athletes and Skyfront – a game that promotes PvP rivalry and is one of the top played arcade games – was an easy choice for this coming tournament,” explains VAL’s CEO and founder Ryan Burningham.
The thirty-two starting teams will take each other on for glory, bragging rights and over $ 1,500 in prizes! The four-round Skyfront tournament will start on 1 November and culminate in an intense final battle on 17 November. The event can be viewed live on VAL’s Twitch channel (twitch.com/valvr_esports) in partnership with LIV broadcasting software.
“It’s such an honour to have all these amazing athletes compete in our game! VAL has done an incredible job bringing together nearly 180 arcades worldwide and joining the communities and fans of such versatile VR titles as Beat Saber, Space Pirate Trainer and, of course, Skyfront,” Kaaren Kaer, Skyfront’s Game Lead tells us.
The Skyfront global arcade tournament takes the VR community one step closer to becoming a legitimate contender in the world of eSports. With end-user adoption being slower than many had hoped for, the arcade market is what is currently driving the VR gaming scene forward.
“The playerbase may still be small but the audience potential is huge! And we intend to make a spectacle!” concludes Ryan.