Virtuix and HP introduced that Omni Area experiences will host a $100,000 VR esports prize pool in 2020, doubling the prize pool from this yr. Omni Area is a VR esports attraction that straps customers right into a harness whereas in VR and permits them to run on the spot in a treadmill-like method, affording them free multi-directional motion within the recreation world.
Omni Area sights can be found to the general public in 12 completely different nations, together with Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, UK and the USA. You possibly can view the total record of obtainable areas on their web site.
The prize pool is shared globally throughout all areas, and can seemingly be cut up throughout the yr in numerous small contests that run for restricted quantities of time. For instance, the present schedule for 2019 reveals a contest working from October 24-27 for the sport Core Protection, which you play in a workforce of two. To compete, you simply should play the eligible recreation in the course of the contest interval at any of the Omni Area areas. Your workforce’s scores will probably be positioned on the worldwide leaderboard, and there are money prizes for the highest international leaderboard rankings in the course of the contest interval.
For this upcoming match subsequent week, first prize is $1,000 and an HTC Vive system. This yr, the overall prize pool was $50,000 throughout the yr. With that quantity doubled in 2020, you’ll be able to anticipate some even larger money prizes or extra frequent tournaments.
To see upcoming tournaments for the rest of 2019, you’ll be able to go to the Omniverse web site. Will you be taking part in one of many contests subsequent yr? Have you ever tried the Omni Area system earlier than? Tell us your ideas within the feedback.