Virtuix Announces $50k Prize Pool for VR eSports; HP and HTC Sign On as Prize Providers

By Casey Minter | JANUARY 11, 2019

Virtuix, developer of the well-known Omni VR treadmill and the recently released VR Arena, has officially announced its full dedication to growing eSports and VR. As reported in November by RePlay, the company is committing $50,000 to a prize pool for 2019 tournaments. The company got a boost recently as HTC and Hewlett-Packard announced they would be official prize providers for the 2019 Omniverse eSports tournament series. The tournament series offers weekly and monthly prize contests at locations in over 45 countries. Now, with HTC’s support, the monthly winner of this global contest will receive a full HTC Vive VR system; runners-up will win an Omen Mindframe headset provided by HP.

“We are thrilled that HTC and HP will partner with our eSports series,” said Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix. “Their collaboration is a great endorsement of our platform. VR eSports are the latest rage, especially for location-based entertainment. The Omni provides the only way to physically run around in competitive video games, adding an extra layer of excitement for both players and spectators.”

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