Esports in VR: VR Master League brings Live Echo matches To Oculus Venues
The VR Master League, a VR only esports league, will be broadcasting live in-VR broadcasts of Echo Arena Season 3 VR esports matches. They are returning to the official Oculus broadcasting app, Oculus Venues.
Oculus Venues is broadcasting app that puts VR users in the best seat in the house for concerts, sporting events, comedy shows and more.
Writing in their press release, the team at VR Master League said:
“Over the course of Season 2 we saw Venues broadcasts every weekend. They were a great space to enjoy watching the games with your friends on your Oculus Quest and quickly became a popular avenue for people to enjoy watching Echo Arena VRML. We are therefore proud to announce: Echo Arena is returning to Venues with almost triple the amount of Venues broadcasts!
“If you’ve never seen Echo Arena VRML in Venues before, with its theater-sized virtual screen and real-time social interaction with other fans, it’s an enriching way to experience the games. To join, you can download the Venues beta directly from the Oculus app store. Once you're in, you can sign up to be notified of upcoming events and receive alerts in your headset when they go live!
“As mentioned earlier, we are always trying to take VR Esports to the next level. Another one of our goals for 2021 is to expand on the content offerings of VRML. As a community-run league, we thrive on community participation. The result has been the addition of the Creator team to Echo Arena VRML. Already, they have been delivering high-quality highlight reels, team interviews, and game recaps that are posted on the Echo Arena VRML YouTube channel.”
This will be a great way for fans of the esports to watch the latest games. Virtual reality esports are still a fledgling market and with some serious work and hopefully outside investment from some of the current large esports organisations, this could become a great way to spread the word about virtual reality.
Echo Arena is free to play on the Rift/Rift S or on Quest/Quest 2.