Announcing Echo Arena's Season Prize Pool!
by Leeloo |

VRML is proud to unveil a prize pool of $7,000 USD in cash and prizes! Join us for an exciting next couple of weeks as we crown the Champions of Season 3!

Mark your calendar with these upcoming broadcasts! Full details to come, so stay tuned.

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Venues EU Cycle 3 Challenger Cup

Venues NA Cycle 3 Challenger Cup

Venues OCE Semi-Finals

Venues EU Semi-Finals

Venues NA Semi-Finals

Venues OCE Finals

Venues EU Finals

Venues NA Finals

Onward Season 11, Weapons Hot!
by Trip |


Hey everyone!

Onward released for the Oculus Quest on July 30th of 2020, and since then the VR Master League has seen explosive growth in its community. It has been so encouraging to see how helpful and receptive the Onward veterans have been to all the new players joining the league. In February, everybody welcomed the new player base into the competitive scene with the largest ever Onward Rookie Bootcamp Tournament.



The first few rounds of the Onward Rookie Bootcamp Tournament were commentated over by a handful of dedicated community casters, most of whom you can look forward to hearing in Season 11 VRML broadcasts. What was truly inspiring to watch was how skilled these new players and teams were. The ORB Tournament Finals proved to be an amazing series resulting in Hell From Above, a brand new dedicated NA squad, taking the ORB Tournament title. You can look forward to seeing every team that competed in the ORB Tournament, including Hell From Above, compete in Season 11. 



With 16 weeks between Season 10 and 11 the VRML community found creative ways to stay active and competitive. The Custom Map Tournament over the break gave us an excellent opportunity to battle-test some truly jaw-dropping custom maps made by the incredibly creative and imaginative VRML community. You can expect to see some of those maps in the map pool rotation in Season 11.  



If you want to catch more videos of the Custom Map Tournament you can head over to the Onward VRML Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnwardMasterLeague

After almost 4 months of no regular season play, Season 11 finally launched this week! The regular season will be 15 weeks long and end with the highly anticipated postseason, August 7th to the 22nd. Week 1 is off to a great start with 90 active teams registered, 1,320 registered players and 47 matches to be played. There is a lot to look forward to like some significant changes to the rules and gameplay meta. Smoke grenades and C4 are being unbanned. Seasoned and new teams alike will have to adjust their strategies for Season 11 and with the addition of new tools comes the removal of others. Teams will have to also adjust to the shield and volk drone being banned in league play for this season.

Alongside the meta changes comes a rotation of fresh maps. Every 5 weeks, the competitive map pool changes, adding an all new element to strategic gameplay that we have never seen in Onward VRML. The standard pick/ban procedure remains unchanged but with the introduction of new maps throughout the season comes the added challenge of the unknown! We can’t wait to let everyone loose on the battlefield for an undoubtedly gripping and exciting spring-summer season of Onward play!

  • Map Pool 1 (Weeks 1-5): Suburbia, Sand, USS Quest, Bazaar, Subway, Downfall, Quarantine, Snowpeak 
  • Map Pool 2 (Weeks 6-10): Sand, Cargo, [Small Sized Map TBD], Shipyard, Subway, Downfall, Quarantine, Snowpeak 
  • Map Pool 3 (Weeks 11-15): Suburbia, USS Quest, [Small Sized Map TBD], Bazaar, [Medium Sized Map TBD], Downfall, Quarantine, Snowpeak


Last but not least, we have a whole new team of creators across all VRML games, working to bring you all kinds of new content, from interviews and articles to highlight reels and posts across our social media. Now is the perfect time to share the experience with your friends and family. You can tune into Twitch to catch matches being broadcast live by our talented VRML casting team and follow the Youtube channel to be kept up to date with past broadcasts, team interviews, and highlight reels.  

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnwardMasterLeague

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/Onward_VRML

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Onward_VRML

Facebook: https://facebook.com/VRMasterLeague

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/VRMasterLeague

Zombieland Headshot Fever Invitational with VRML
by DaKinMan |

We're very excited to collaborate with XR Games to celebrate the launch of their game Zombieland Headshot Fever with some action packed competition!

Behold the Zombieland Headshot Fever Invitational!

More information and details to come


VRML Celebrates Women in VR
by Giligin |

VRML is proud to support women in VR gaming!


To celebrate and bring awareness to Women's History Month and the International Women's Day for equal rights, we're giving away an Oculus Quest2 and HyperX coupons to the awesome women who help build the VResports community.

Check it out here!


Other helpful links:

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

VENUES IS BACK!
by Giligin |

VR Master League is announcing its return to Oculus Venues!



The Echo Arena VRML has grown into something that transcends any single effort. It has taken a community full of dedicated, passionate, talented individuals to take the esport to the heights it has reached, and it continues to evolve and grow. Coming into 2021, we set several goals for VRML. One of those goals was to return to Oculus Venues. 


Venues Returns!

Over the course of Season 2 we saw Venues broadcasts every weekend. They were a great space to enjoy watching the games with your friends on your Oculus Quest and quickly became a popular avenue for people to enjoy watching Echo Arena VRML. We are therefore proud to announce: Echo Arena is returning to Venues with almost triple the amount of Venues broadcasts!


If you’ve never seen Echo Arena VRML in Venues before, with it's theater-sized virtual screen and real-time social interaction with other fans, it’s an enriching way to experience the games. To join, you can download the Venues beta directly from the Oculus app store. Once you're in, you can sign up to be notified of upcoming events and receive alerts in your headset when they go live!


More Content!

As mentioned earlier, we are always trying to take VR Esports to the next level. Another one of our goals for 2021 is to expand on the content offerings of VRML. As a community-run league, we thrive on community participation. The result has been the addition of the Creator team to Echo Arena VRML. Already, they have been delivering high-quality highlight reels, team interviews, and game recaps that are posted on the Echo Arena VRML YouTube channel. 


Echo Arena VRML Youtube


Season 3 Week 5 Highlight Reel


VRML Match Recap - Momentum vs Rush (S3W4)


Echo Arena Ethereal Interview - Season 3, Week 3


The best way to show your support is to like and share these videos with friends and family on social media to help us expand the reach of VRML. In addition, you can head on over to the VRML Instagram account where clips from all games are posted, and the Echo Arena Twitter account to get notified of any live games! 


https://www.instagram.com/vrmasterleague/


https://twitter.com/echoarena_vrml


Lastly, you may have seen media applications go out recently. In line with our goal to expand our content offerings, we will be looking to also post articles on both the VRML home page and the Echo Arena home page. We will be sure to notify the community when articles are posted, so following the Twitter account and joining the Discord will guarantee you don't miss any content. 


These are just a few of the things we have planned for 2021 for VRML and we look forward to continuing to take VRML to new heights!


Echo Arena Charity Cup this weekend!
by DaKinMan |

Make sure to catch the Echo Arena Charity Cup for the benefit of the Gamers Outreach foundation this weekend!

We'll be showcasing it via our regular EchoArena_VRML Twitch channel!

Bringing Weekly Showcases of Echo Arena and Onward in Oculus Venues!
by DaKinMan |

We're incredibly excited to announce that we're coming to Oculus Venues to produce weekly VR esports showcases for Echo Arena and Onward!


What is Oculus Venues?

Oculus Venues is your ticket to bringing the stadium experience, complete with a live crowd to react and interact with, into your home via Oculus Go and Oculus Quest! Featuring curated events like concerts, comedy shows, major league sports, and more, VRML is proud to bring the best of VR esports into the Venues lineup with Echo Arena!

Oculus Venues is a fantastic opportunity to make our sport shine on an exciting, new platform. It's a chance to showcase to the increasing masses of VR adopters why Echo Arena and Onward are something they need to check out, and why VRML is something they should take part in. We encourage you all to spread the word, join the audience in Venues if you're able, and show your support for the game, league, and your fellow players who are featured on it!

VRML Collaboration With Oculus For The Echo Arena Season 1 Finals
by DaKinMan |

VRML is happy to collaborate with Oculus to broadcast the Echo Arena Semi-finals and Finals this weekend!


We'll be rebroadcasting last weekend's round-robin stages Thursday and Friday and then live streaming the semis and finals on the weekend per calendar:

- Thursday 1100 PDT | 1400 EDT | 18 UTC rebroadcast of AM round-robins

- Friday 1100 PDT | 1400 EDT | 18 UTC rebroadcast of EU round-robins

- Saturday 0630 PDT | 0930 EDT | 1330 UTC Europe semi-finals

- Saturday 1130 PDT | 1430 EDT | 1830 UTC Americas semi-finals

- Sunday 0530 PDT | 0830 EDT | 1230 UTC Europe finals

- Sunday 1030 PDT | 1330 EDT | 1730 UTC Americas finals


The FB Live streams will be here: https://www.facebook.com/VRMasterLeague/live

The Twitch streams will be here: https://www.twitch.tv/vrmasterleague and https://www.twitch.tv/EchoArena_VRML2


On TOP of that(!) the Oculus Venues team has setup a venue for people to virtually join and enjoy the cast together!


Oculus Venues links can be found here:

EU Semi-finals: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/event/627650707824341/

AM Semi-finals: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/event/627651037824308/

EU Finals: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/event/627651394490939/

AM Finals: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/event/627651824490896/


More info here:

Oculus Blog: https://www.oculus.com/blog/tune-in-for-the-echo-arena-vr-master-league-season-1-championship/

Oculus Twitter: https://twitter.com/oculus/status/1263513493501734912

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/go0hlb/tune_in_for_the_echo_arena_vr_master_league/

Onward, Echo Arena and Pavlov Seasons Championships!
by DaKinMan |

The time has come for the end of season CHAMPIONSHIPS:


Congratulations to all teams finishing at top of their ladders and securing their spot in the closed qualifiers!

Open qualifiers are available via the CHALLENGER CUPS:


OVER $3500 IN PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!


Many thanks to all teams participating this season and see you next season!

Beginners defend their belt and win the Season 8 !
by DaKinMan |

Congratulations Beginners !!

Winners of the Onward VRML Season 8 Championships! Hats-off to Vikings, reallllly well played!

Thanks to every teams, every casters, our sponsors, the bitties, you all are responsible to make this happen!!

Very exciting matches. Make sure to catch the VOD of the final here! Awesome stuff!


Onward - Season 8 Championship!
by DaKinMan |


Proud to announce Echo Arena in VRML!
by DaKinMan |

Are you looking for Echo Arena? It's coming to the VRML this weekend!

The VR Master League is pleased to announce that it is partnering with members of the Echo VR community to present VRML Echo Arena Season 1.

Ready At Dawn’s Echo Arena is a competitive VR game that has been featured in various tournaments since its July 2017 release date. The game combines technology and physicality as players jump, duck, and dodge their way through a virtual arena set in zero-g in an attempt to score goals against the opposing team. Echo Arena comes free with the download of Echo VR, a multi-player game based on Ready At Dawn’s award-winning Lone Echo.

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Final Assault - Beastrick Wins Season 1 Championship!
by DaKinMan |

Congratulations to Beastrick and the other 3 finalists having a slice of the prize pool!

Final standings is:


Thank you all for participating and we'll see you next season!

Meanwhile, here's a highlight reel of the Championship, thanks to everyone who helped clipping vods during the streams!


Final Assault - Season 1 Finals This Weekend!
by DaKinMan |

Make sure to tune in and see the very best players in the world: SporksManelloNaokomoonBeastrick compete for the highest honours!

Starting Saturday 1100 PDT | 1400 EDT | 1800 UTC . Don't miss the 30 minutes Preshow just before!


Announcing Final Assault Season 1 Championship!
by DaKinMan |

The end of the season has arrived and it's time for the Season 1 Championship!

Players in the top 7 have been invited to participate in the closed qualifiers round-robins (August 17th-18th).

We'll be having the open qualifiers (aka Challenger Cup) this upcoming weekend (August 10th-11th).

If you're not in the top of the ladder, this Challenger Cup is your chance to take your chance for the honours.

Players have to register by August 9th to participate in this Challenger Cup.

Prize pool will be split this way:

  • 1st - $500 + ProTubeVR + VR Cover + VRML jersey
  • 2nd - $250
  • 3rd - $150
  • 4th - $100


Good luck to all !