Virtuix, the company behind the Omni VR treadmill, has partnered with HP to offer a prize pool of $100,000 for its upcoming 2020 Omni Arena series, the company’s annual VR esports competition.

First introduced by Virtuix back in 2016, Omni Arena is a VR esports attraction featuring four Omni VR treadmills. Offering weekly and monthly contests, four-player teams are pitted against each other to top the global leaderboard playing Omni Arena exclusive VR shooters such as Elite, Core Defense, Hardpoint, and VRZ Tournament.

Now the new prize pool amount is double that of the 2019 Omni Arena series, which included a cash prize pool of $50,000.

As a part of the partnership, winning teams will also receive an HP Reverb VR headset in addition to cash prizes in 2020.

Image courtesy Virtuix

In 2019, more than 1,000 players in over a dozen countries participated, founder and CEO of Virtuix Jan Goetgeluk says in a press statement.

One of the guiding ideas behind the company’s esports tournament is to provide users a reason to come back to location-based entertainment facilities, and thus drive higher repeat play.

“A $100,000 prize pool attracts gamers who play again and again. Our core players come back to compete every week,” Goetgeluk says.

If you’re interested in participating, check out are the official participating locations across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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  • Jarilo

    “Elite, Core Defense, Hardpoint, and VRZ Tournament”

    There are people playing these competitively all the time?

  • Andrew Jakobs

    Oh are they still alive?

  • Dave Graham

    Drop the price of your treadmill to consumer levels please.