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

Onward VRML Server Banner Winner
by Giligin |

Soon after it's grand opening, Onward VRML Discord server reached Boost Level 2, which unlocked the ability to upload a custom banner.

A contest was held, in appreciation to the community, to determine what the new banner would look like. Six ideas were submitted by various members, followed by an open vote. The voting is now closed, and the winning submission has been decided. Congratulations to the winning designer, VR_Marksman, and thanks to all who contributed!

Presenting the new server banner:

New Discord Server for Onward VRML Goes Live!
by Giligin |

We are excited to announce the launch of the Onward VRML Discord server! The new server will now act as the home for all VRML activities related to Onward. All VRML players, and anyone interested in joining the League, should join through the server invite below.

We'll be keeping some VRML channels over in the Onward server in order to keep the community informed about the competitive scene, and we'll have a community news channel in the new Onward VRML server, as well.

This decision wasn't easy to make and is strictly for organizational purposes. Moving to a dedicated Onward VRML Discord will allow us to implement new features, organize more efficiently, and continue to grow. This new server will also match the format that VRML is implementing across our multiple leagues. We encourage players to remain active in both Discord servers, and as an organization, we stay committed to working alongside DPI to provide the best possible playing experience.

Click here to join us in our new home!

Beginners Crowned Champions
by Giligin |

Onward Season 10 has come to a close. During the 10-week season and 3-week post-season, 585 players participated on active teams.

Thanks to all who participated for making this another successful season!

Congratulations to the Season 10 champions!

The End is Near!
by Giligin |

Season 10 Semis and Finals are this weekend!

Make sure to tune-in! Pre-show @ 0930 PST | 1230 EST | 1730 UTC

Find the bracket here, and information on the tournaments here.

The matches will be streamed in Venues on Saturday and Sunday, on VRML's official Twitch channel, YouTube, FB Live, Onward_VRML and Juked.gg.

Challenger Cup Finals This Weekend!
by Giligin |

November 28th and 29th saw the beginning of the post-season for Onward's Season 10 with a pair of Challenger Cups. The winners from each day, Aimless Gaming and Animal House, will face off this Saturday, December 5th, competing for the last available spot in the Round Robin tournaments leading up to the Semi-Finals. Come watch it in Venues, Facebook, Twitch, or YouTube!

New Sponsor: HyperX
by Giligin |

VRML is proud to announce a new sponsor: HyperX, which produces high-performance products designed to meet the needs of the world’s professional gamers! Some of you may recognize them, as they provided prizes for the recent Echo Arena Charity Cup. You can check them out here: https://www.hyperxgaming.com

You can read more about the sponsorship here: