On May 15, Oculus will kick off the first ever VR Esports tournament held by the company. Contestants will battle each other to see who the craftiest sorcerer is in the game The Unspoken, one of Oculus’ top sellers. There will be a local round, regional round, and a final round in which the grand prize winner receives an ASUS VivoPC X Oculus Ready machine, Rift + Touch, and $1,250 cash.
Oculus teamed up with Microsoft, Insomniac Games, ASUS, ESL, and Intel to host this in-store battle for competitive conjuring and magical domination. It will take place in 80 stores across the US and Canada (excluding Quebec), with more than $7,500 in prizes up for grabs, plus a trip to NYC for the finals.
Local rounds will be held in Canada, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington at Microsoft Stores. Canada has 7 store locations, and most states have multiple Microsoft stores participating in the competition as well. Click here for exact locations. Winners of the local rounds will get a $100 Oculus Store credit and advance to the regional rounds.
Regional rounds will take place on May 20, and the winners of the competition get roundtrip airfare to NYC, a two-night hotel stay, and $150 cash. The final round is on June 3, where eight finalists duel live for the grand prize at Microsoft’s NYC flagship store.
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