Zero Latency launches Champions of the Undead – a global VR competition with $15k prize fund

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August 10, 2023 – Zero Latency, a provider of immersive entertainment and creator of a global free-roam virtual reality (VR) network, has announced this week that it is celebrating three million global plays by launching its first-ever worldwide VR competition, ‘Champions of the Undead.’ The competition is being run in partnership with VIVE.

The Champions of the Undead competition will see players face off against one another to score big in one Zero Latency’s most popular games, Undead Arena, a VR zombie shooter. Players can simply go to one of the 70+ Zero Latency venues worldwide, play a round of Undead Arena, and they’ll be able to compete to win.

The player with the highest score from each Regional Leaderboard will be flown to Las Vegas for a Grand Final event, where they will face a more challenging bespoke version of Undead Arena. The winner of the Grand Final will receive USD $15,000 in prize money. Plus, runners up will score a VIVE XR Elite XR headset, HTC VIVE’s latest XR headset worth USD $1,099 that combines mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality capabilities into one compact, lightweight, powerful and highly versatile device.

HTC’s VIVE XR Elite headset will be awarded to runners up of the competition, according to Zero Latency.

Zero Latency opened its first venue in 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, the milestone of three million plays has enabled players to explore new worlds and destinations in VR. The company noted that during that time, it has continued to innovate, bringing players new adventures to escape from the pressures of the real world, while players themselves have killed over 200 million zombies, with Champions of the Undead no doubt set to increase that tally even further.

“This is the first time in our history that we’re bringing our global community together in this exciting way, and giving back to the players that have supported us,” said Tim Ruse, CEO at Zero Latency. “We’re thrilled that we’ve now seen three million plays across the globe since we started this journey ten years ago, with people continually looking for experiences that allow them to connect with others. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with this competition, on a scale that we’ve never done before. We’re continuing to innovate and grow, and are looking forward to the next three million plays from our dedicated, passionate players worldwide.”

The Champions of the Undead competition will run from Thursday August 10 to Wednesday September 6, 2023. The Grand Final will take place on Thursday October 5, 2023 in Las Vegas. Up to 8 players can play together at a time, and players can try as many times as they want to perfect their skills and reach their best score.

For more details on Zero Latency and its Champions of the Undead competition, please visit the company’s website.

Image / video credit: Zero Latency / HTC VIVE / YouTube

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