The High School VR League Season One will feature three fast games that take full advantage of the immersive environment of virtual reality. Echo Arena, Beat Saber and Rec Room Paintball. While people can play these games at beginner levels and have a nice workout, when you play competitively, even students who are accustomed to traditional sports such as basketball or soccer say the workout from these games is intense.
In addition to ranked play in the league, students are encouraged to participate in League Nights. These will begin August 21 and will be held every two weeks on Fridays. These are community-building events where students can try any VR game that interests them. This is a great opportunity to try out new games for possible inclusion in future seasons of the league, to jump into a beta for a yet-unreleased game, or to check out a popular title that isn’t included in the league lineup.
Schools can host league nights as a club activity for their students and of course teens with access to a headset can participate from their own homes.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Any high school student age 13 and over is invited to become part of the community and participate in this exciting new league that’s open to teenage VR enthusiasts in public, private, homeschool, and distance learning environments. Students can sign up as a solo player for Beat Saber or you can register as a team for Echo Arena or Rec Room Paintball.
Social distancing is taken into consideration and there are recommendations on the website for those who will be participating in the league at a physical location. There are also advisors in the community who can help schools, homeschool groups, and others establish a local VR gaming club.
For students who will be participating in VR esports from home, you’re encouraged to take advantage of the High School VR League social media sites to help you find teammates with complimentary playstyles and personalities.