Virtuix Omni is an omnidirectional and free-roam platform company that’s making waves in VR with an announcement that they are launching Omniverse ESPORTS, a competitive VR gaming platform, a schedule of events, and their brand new VR ARENA!
Arcades and businesses that want to break into esports, multiplayer gaming, and hosting tournaments will attract more guests with the Omniverse ESPORTS gaming platform. It comes with leaderboards on the local and global scale, so players can compete among each other in arcade tournaments or take part in matches against players in over 45 countries.
VR eSports organizations like Virtual Athletics League and VR League host active games like Onward, After-H, Echo VR, and Skyfront for tournaments. Yet they’re missing one key ingredient that would elevate gameplay and player fitness — limitless walking and running!
Virtuix also offers their players striving for top rankings a way to display their awards and achievement points earned from gameplay. The fitter, quicker, and more skilled at the 18 games, the better off your score and rank in the Omniverse ESPORTS world! Did we mention the cardio?
To heat things up, monthly competitions have an initial prize pool of $15,000 that will go to top performing guests that play at over 500 venues!
“We’re excited to bring Omniverse SPORTS to our players,” says Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix. “VR esports are the latest rage, and the Omni adds a physical component that creates an extra layer of excitement for both competitors and spectators.”
“Now gamers can play video games, work out, and win money all at the same time. With our player rankings and “level-up” progression system, we are one step closer to the world of Ready Player One.”
Omniverse ESPORTS Upcoming Events
- November 13-16: Omni Arena – “Metropolis” level
- December 22: VRZ: Torment
- January 26: TRAVR: Training Ops
- February 23: Omni Arena – “Coliseum” level
Guests in the United States and Canada just kicked-off the first Omniverse ESPORTS competition on October 27th. Challengers played the Omni Arena’s “Metropolis” level, a 2v2 FPS game. Congrats to the winning team — Justjared0 and SPARTAN24, who took home the $1,000 prize!
Excitingly, there’s competition set for the rest of this year and even more anticipated for 2019.
“Omniverse ESPORTS is exactly what our guests want,” says Chad Modad, owner of Omniverse VR, a VR arcade in Houston, Texas, that operates four Omni systems. “Competitive gaming gives our guests a reason to come back and play every week. They keep going until they beat the top score. And the prize money is a big motivator too!”
Watch players run and shoot in Omni Arena’s Hardpoint map for a glimpse of what it’s like to play using the Virtuix Omni platform.
VR ARENA and the New Omni 2.0 Platform
Virtuix and Funovation have just announced that they’ll be offering their new 4-player VR ARENA to VR arcades and businesses interested in out-of-home and location-based entertainment.
Businesses that are looking to transform their playspaces with VR ARENA offer their guests a unique free-roaming experience. Visitors gain access to Virtuix Omniverse gaming content and a chance to win weekly and monthly contests.
“We’ve been organizing esports tournaments since 2016, and we’ve learned that competitive gaming boosts revenues,” says Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix.
“Ongoing prize contests result in repeat play by guests and build a community of frequent and loyal players. Our VR ARENA attraction is exciting to both elite gamers and casual players. It’s incredibly fun to run around inside your favorite game, and everyone has a chance to win.”
The VR partnership is also announcing their new Omni 2.0 omnidirectional platform! The entire LBE experience takes up 375 square feet, has 18 games and a few minigames, and has speedier setup times with a 4:1 squad to attendant ratio. The new platform is also strapless for unhindered leg movement and comfort.
Virtuix and Funovation’s “VR ARENA incorporates two years of customer feedback,” continues Goetgeluk. Being one of the top leaders of 360-degree free roaming and omnidirectional platforms, the company has ” shipped more than 3,000 Omni systems to over 500 entertainment venues in 45 countries, resulting in more than 500,000 Omni play sessions.”
“VR ARENA combines the compact footprint of tethered VR attractions with the full immersion of free-roam VR, while being a lot more affordable,” says Ryan Borton, CEO of Funovation.
“We’re especially excited about increasing repeat play through esports, which is the next horizon in location-based family entertainment. Paired with Virtuix’s ongoing sponsored contests and large selection of VR games, this attraction will appeal to a wide range of guests. We’re not settling for just a VR shooting gallery!”
How to Become an Omniverse ESPORTS Player
To become a VR athlete and to take part in Omniverse ESPORTS competitions go to the Omniverse page and set up an account. To play you must also need to compete using a Virtuix Omni.
Where to Purchase and Demo Their New VR ARENA
To get a “show special” discount you must attend IAAPA 2018 in Orlando, Florida from November 13-16. Businesses at the event will get a monthly deal offer priced at $1,790 when they visit booth #2854.
Virtuix and Funovation are also offering IAAPA guests to demo and enter into their global tournament. Players will play in the 2-player FPS co-op game Omni Arena. The winning team will walk away with $2,000 while over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to tournament participants.