If you’ve ever wanted to see if you have what it takes to compete in virtual reality esports, now’s your chance. The Virtual Athletics League (VAL) is preparing to kick off the first ever worldwide Pistol Whip Tournament, which runs through March.
The first of four weekly Play Cups will begin this Sunday, March 1st. Contestants will compete in three 30-minute rounds, with one round per scene. Players must record and submit a VOD of their best score within the allotted time for a chance to compete in the Pistol Whip Tournament.
The Oculus and iBUYPOWER-supported tournament will begin on March 13 and will take place over three weekends. Anyone can compete, as the Home Tournament takes place online from home from March 13-14. Those who live near a SpringboardVR-supported arcade can participate in the arcade portion from March 19-22. The three finalists will then vie for their share of a $10,000 prize pool at the Grand Finals, which will be streamed live from Salt Lake City, Utah on March 29.
Contestants will compete in Pistol Whip, a VR action-rhythm shooter developed by Cloudhead Games. In this vibrant, fast-paced FPS, players must shoot their way through a series of hand-crafted action sequences inspired by the likes of John Wick and Equilibrium. Shoot fast and aim true, and you might be on your way to the Grand Finals next month.
Be sure to visit the Virtual Athletics League website for a detailed breakdown of the Pistol Whip Tournament rules and sign-up information.