VR League Season 3 came to an exciting conclusion in Leicester, England last month, nearly two years to the day after the league launched in June 2017. VR League, powered by Oculus and ESL, is the world’s largest VR esports league.
Featuring a $250,000 prize pool, season 3 continued to draw in new competitors with 451 unique players across 146 teams in the four featured titles. Teams competed through ESL Play in weekly tournaments that offered the opportunity to win prize money. In addition, teams earned points toward a stage system that determined which teams would advance to qualifiers. Following online closed qualifiers, 16 teams traveled to England to compete in grand finals at the historic Haymarket Theatre.
Onward, the popular first-person shooter from Downpour Interactive, returned for VR League Season 3 after being introduced to the VRL during season 2 in partnership with the VR Master League, a community-driven platform that has seen tremendous growth of the Onward competitive scene.
Beginners, the VR League Season 2 Onward champions, qualified twice for finals so the ticket they earned through the VR Master League went to Boss Fight. These two European teams were joined at finals by North American teams Globochem and G-Men.
Competition kicked off Saturday with G-Men versus Beginners on Cargo. Some very fast back-to-back eliminations allowed Beginners to tie the map 2-2. In the next round, The Man took the map when he shot Woods43 with a pistol.