Love virtual reality (VR) and kick-ass on titles like Beat Saber and Onward? Well if you live in Europe – close to Belgium preferably – then pay close attention, because GameForce, the largest gaming expo in Belgium, and R.A.V.E.N., a specialist in VR experiences have announced the Belgian Championship VR, where successful players have a chance of winning part of a €2,000 EUR prize pool.
The Belgian Championship will feature both aforementioned VR experiences, with Onward being a team-centric competition while Beat Saber is purely for solo players. For the first-person shooter (FPS) only teams of three will be accepted, with four qualifiers taking place and the best team of each qualifier will be selected for the finals at GameForce.
The winning Onward team will receive a reward of €850 EUR, while the teams in second and third place will win €400 and €250 respectively.
For Beat Saber players will need to set a high score in one of four locations. The best player from each location will be invited to GameForce, competing for the crown and a top prize of €350. Players in second and third place will take home €100 and €50.
Both tournaments are open to all players and teams. Onward teams will need to register here. Players competing on Beat Saber can register in advance, but this isn’t required and you can simply turn up. The locations for the qualifier events are:
- 31/08: Westland Shopping Center – Anderlecht
- 07/09: Shopping Gent Zuid – Ghent
- 14/09: Woluwe Shopping Center – Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe / Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
- 21/09: Anspach Shopping – Brussels
For those living in the UK who want to show off their Beat Saber skills, then don’t forget about the charity Beat Master Tournament which is being held in 2020, with signups still open.
Downpour Interactive’s Onward is still an Early Access title which has gained massive popularity in the VR community, selected for a number of VR tournaments including Oculus and ESL’s VR League: Season 3. Beat Saber’s popularity shows no signs of stopping, fully released in May whilst adding a level editor and support for Oculus Quest. Plus there are more official songs incoming.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of VR tournaments from around the world, reporting back with the latest updates.