HTC Esports supports Virtual Athletics League’s new global VR esports league

September 28, 2018

In a significant step for VR esports, a new global arcade league is forming. Co-hosted by Virtual Athletics League (VAL), arcade management platform SpingboardVR and mixed reality streaming software LIV, the pilot season is getting a major boost from corporate sponsors HP, Inc and HTC esports. This effort is also a collaboration with seven prominent VR game development studios. Official competitions will take place around the world in cities with VR arcades through the rest of 2018 and beyond.VR esports have long been the realm of science fiction, but the reality is that VR esports are happening today and gaining momentum. The introduction of the HTC Vive two years ago and sophisticated controllers represented a tectonic shift – it moved players from behind computer screens, into the center of their living rooms and VR arcades worldwide.

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