ESL, the world’s largest esports organizer, and Oculus announced that season three of the VR League will kickoff on March 24th. A prize pool, which is touted as the league’s largest yet, tallies a total of $250,000.
VR League is bringing two new games to the competition this season: Ready At Dawn’s Echo Combat and Ubisoft’s Space Junkies. Last year’s mainstays Echo Arena and Downpour Interactive’s Onward are also returning, making for four total games featured at this season’s tournaments.
Survios’ Sprint Vector and Insomniac Games’ The Unspoken have booth been retired from competition this year.
VR League: Season 3 will have weekly cups in both Europe and North America, and terminate in an offline Grand Finals event at Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, UK. Check out the full season three schedule here.
“2019 will be a huge year for VR gaming with the launch of Oculus Quest and Season 3 & 4 of the VR League,” said Christopher K. McKelvy, head of esports at Oculus. “This year will be Oculus’ biggest investment in esports yet. We’re adding new games, more broadcasts and a bigger prize pool.”
The opening showmatch took place yesterday between last season’s finalists, hosted at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice. You can check out the full showmatch below: