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The Zombieland Invitational - our first esports event with VRML - live on 2nd October!


VR Master League (VRML) and XR Games (XR) are proud to announce the dates for the Zombieland VR Invitational; a live competitive esports event happening on October 2nd.


VRML continues to take steps forward in showcasing VR esports, and the Zombieland Invitational is no different. There's a $10,000 prize pool up for grabs, following two weekends of qualifiers before the exciting live finals on October 2nd.


VRML has always been at the forefront of competitive VR gaming. Founded in late 2016, VRML began within the Onward community as a group of players who wanted to organize games on the weekend. From there, it expanded to include a variety of VR games and leagues. As one of the most collaborative brands in the industry, VR Master League has had the pleasure of working with some of the most forward-thinking companies, developers, and tournament organizers in the industry, such as ESL, Oculus, Cloudhead Games, Cybershoes, and now XR Games.

VRML Website: https://vrmasterleague.com/ VRML Twitter: https://twitter.com/vrmasterleague

About The Invitational

The Zombieland VR Invitational, or “The Invitational”, will be a true testament of player skill and dedication. Beginning September 18th, players will have 4 chances to qualify for The Invitational. The qualifier events will take place on the following days: September 18th (9am PST - 9pm PST) September 19th (9am PST - 9pm PST) September 25th (9am PST - 9pm PST) September 26th (9am PST - 9pm PST) Before entering into the qualifier, players should read over the rules and format, which can be found at https://vrmasterleague.com/Tournaments/ZombielandInvitational. Entering into the qualifier is simple: 1. In game: press pause, select Options, and then select Gameplay 2. Click the Next button two times (bottom right) 3. Select Enter event code and input the appropriate event code below to enter the qualifier. You cannot enter into a qualifier before 9am PST.

  • September 18th - 1111

  • September 19th - 1112

  • September 25th - 1113

  • September 26th - 1114

4. Players can then select the map with the ticket icon above it to begin competing. Competitors will have only a 12-hour window to set the highest score on the crossplay leaderboard (different from the in-game leaderboard), which will be displayed at https://vrmasterleague.com/Tournaments/ZombielandInvitational. Also note: Players who hope to move on to the finals must have the ability to live-stream their POV while playing the game. If the winner of a Qualifier event is unable to live-stream their POV of the game, or is unable to participate in the full event on October 2nd, the next eligible individual on the leaderboard will be selected.


On October 2nd, the top contestant from each qualifier will compete against each other, live at twitch.tv/vrmasterleague for a chance at receiving a piece of the $10k cash prize pool. Featuring expert esports commentary and expert zombie slaying, The Invitational will be an event you will not want to miss!


About Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever A ‘Game of the Year’ finalist at the 2021 VR Awards, Zombieland: Headshot Fever is an arcade light-gun game built for VR.


Inspired by light-gun games of the 90s and the racing games of today, ‘Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever’ rewards skill, speed, and accuracy with addictive gameplay, a range of powerful weapons, and its exciting Adrenaline system.


This zombie-killing race sport brings light-gun games into the 21st century! Headshot combos slow the clock, meaning the most precise shooter is the fastest - challenge the leaderboards with skill, speed, and accuracy.

Featuring the characters, action, and humour of the hit movie franchise, ‘Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever’ sees Tallahassee, Wichita, Columbus and Little Rock rolling up in Silicon Valley to run the Zombieland Invitational - the fastest, most dangerous zombie-killing race course ever devised.


Zombieland VR Website: https://www.zombielandvrgame.com

Zombieland VR Discord: https://discord.com/invite/ucVyMUC

Zombieland VR Press Kit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-X6PU51S1S_K3mlVR4hBol_N-0TnKAkp?usp=sharing

XR Games Website: https://www.zombielandvrgame.com/ XR Games Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrgamesvr


About XR Games

Headquartered in Leeds, England, XR Games is an award-winning game development studio founded in 2017, specialising in full-scale immersive AR and VR content, and games for PC, mobile and console.


Led by industry veterans from Rockstar, EA, Activision Blizzard, Codemasters, Sumo, Team 17 and Dubit, XR Games has collaborated with big-name brands including Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and Rovio Entertainment for console VR games. 2019 saw the release of PSVR-exclusive, Angry Birds Under Pressure VR, to critical acclaim. Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever launched in 2021 on Oculus Quest, Rift, Steam, Viveport and other headsets around the world.


About VR Master League

Established in late 2016, VRML is a community-driven platform powered by the players, for the players, supporting the most competitive VR games on the market. As of September 2021, VRML drives more than 4,500 active players on a weekly basis.


About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html


Links

Sony Pictures website: https://www.sonypictures.com

Sony Pictures Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonypictures

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonypicturesvr

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonyPicturesVR/

Media Contacts

Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO, XR Games: bobby.thandi@xrgames.io

Mat Murray, Head of Marketing, XR Games: mat.murray@xrgames.io

Leeloo, Social Media Manager, VRML: leeloo@vrmasterleague.com