Virtuix announces $100,000 prize pool for VR esports
Virtuix, developer of the ‘Omni Arena’ virtual reality esports attraction, has announced a cash prize pool of $100,000 for the 2021 Omni Arena esports series, with the aim of helping attract guests back to entertainment venues after the lockdowns of 2020.
“By offering a $100,000 prize pool, our esports series attracts customers to FECs and drives repeat play,” said Jan Goetgeluk, Virtuix’s founder and CEO. “Our top teams play dozens of times a quarter, treating these tournaments as seriously as a bowling league.”
Omni Arena’s esports function is built into the attraction. Guests at the venue simply play the designated weekly and monthly contests, and their high scores automatically appear on global leaderboards. At the end of each contest period, the top ten teams win real money. Virtuix contacts the winners and distributes the prizes.
“Ordinarily, organizing esports tournaments is a lot of work for operators,” Goetgeluk continues. “Omni Arena’s built-in functionality removes this burden. By making esports contests easy to run and offering a large prize pool, we hope to help FECs turn a corner after a challenging 2020.”
Omni Arena is a full-body virtual reality attraction for up to four players. Omni treadmills inside the attraction enable players to walk and run around inside video games. Omni Arena brings physical movement to competitive videogaming, adding an extra layer of excitement for both players and spectators.
Interested esports players can find more information and sign up at www.omniverse.global