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Half-Life: Alyx is here... and it's awesome

After an extensive wait, the next chapter in the Half-Life series has finally dropped. Set 5 years before the events of Half-Life 2, Alyx puts players into the Half-Life universe in one of the most detailed virtual reality environments we've seen yet. Proper_D showed us some of the awesome things

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Half-Life: Alyx is here... and it's awesome

After an extensive wait, the next chapter in the Half-Life series has finally dropped. Set 5 years before the events of Half-Life 2, Alyx puts players into the Half-Life universe in one of the most detailed virtual reality environments we've seen yet. Proper_D showed us some of the awesome things

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Onward & Echo Arena Community Highlights

The community has submitted some incredible highlights so far! Anyone is free to send in clips of Onward, Echo Arena, or Pistol Whip - and in the process, enter themselves for a chance to win an Oculus Quest!  To submit your clips, visit esl.gg/vrcommunityhighlights, upload up to 3 videos, and

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Community Highlight Oculus Quest Giveaway

Every week, dozens of competitive matches are played in Onward, Echo Arena, and now Pistol Whip. Even more games are happening in public servers, being arranged by the VR community, and more. We want to show the world how awesome the VR community is by putting YOUR highlights out there

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Worldwide VR Esports Community Pistol Whip Competitions

In March, the biggest names in VR esports will host a month of competitions in Pistol Whip, the action rhythm shooter game from Cloudhead Games. There are several groups involved in these events so we wanted to give you a sort of “who’s who,” put all the dates in one

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Pistol Whip cups coming to ESL Play March 1st

Pistol Whip has been one of the hottest titles in VR since its launch in November, and we're excited to announce that we'll be running cups on ESL Play on Sundays beginning March 1st through to March 22nd. One Oculus Rift S is up for grabs each week in both

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Do you need to be fit to play VR esports?

One of the most common things we hear regarding the accessibility of VR esports is around fitness. Do you need to be fit to play VR esports at the highest level? How does physicality affect your performance? During the season 3 finals last year, we talked to some of the

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Student Compares VR Esports to Other High School Experiences

Esports isn’t just a hobby; it’s an industry. A billion-dollar industry. Rather than follow the path of traditional esports, some students, like high school senior David Robidas, have chosen to compete in the growing field of VR esports. When they play competitive VR games, students reap beneficial leadership, social, and

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Echo Community Creates a Positive Competitive Environment

Echo Arena VR Master League Season 1 begins next week and aspiring VR gamers who join the fun will reap benefits from friendships to in-game badges. Ready At Dawn’s multi-player VR sport game Echo Arena has had an active community ever since the game launched in beta in June 2017. Since

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USAF Veteran Develops A Passion For VR Esports

United States Air Force Veteran Brad ‘SL33PY’ Atkins was scrolling through YouTube one evening when he saw a video that would change his life and make a tremendous impact on thousands of people in the ecosystem of VR esports. “I saw this military game being played by The Lonely Viper,”

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