It’s already been six weeks since VR Challenger League has opened to the public. For these of you unfamiliar with the event, it’s the first official VR esports event put collectively by Oculus, Intel and ESL. As we speak, Oculus has announced that registration for Echo Arena is now open to the general public.
Oculus has determined to make some modifications shifting ahead for the event. Beginning now, each North American and European cups can be held throughout the weekend. They’ve seen larger play charges on weekends and have determined to offer extra of an opportunity to gamers who’ve the weekend off to play the sport.
For The Unspoken, North American cups are actually scheduled for Saturdays at 9:30 PM ET, with European cups at 7:30 PM BST. Echo Arena cups will happen Sundays—you’ll want to verify ESL Play in your area on your native begin and check-in instances.
As well as, Oculus is lowering the variety of people/groups required per bracket from 16 to eight. This may enable brackets to replenish sooner in order that gamers can compete for money prizes and get a greater shot at incomes factors.
For the Unstated gamers, they’re including the Lockport Bridge to the sector choice. Oculus can even be extending duels to best of three matches, with every match remaining best of three rounds. Which means that as a substitute of enjoying three rounds max, you may play as much as 9 rounds throughout three matches to find out the winner. The lower-seeded participant will decide the sector for the primary match, with the loser choosing the sector for the second. If issues are tied up 1-1 after the second match, you’ll go head-to-head for a 3rd and closing time.
For folks desirous about signing up for the Echo Area bracket, you are able to do so on the ESL Gaming page. Aggressive play begins up September three for each North American and European leagues. If you’re in want of a staff you possibly can take a look at the official Echo Area Discord channel and discover different gamers to compete with.
Regionals for the VR Challenger League will quickly be happening at OC4, ESL One Hamburg, IEM Oakland, and DreamHack Winter so be sure to remain tuned for updates!