February 7, 2022
2022 will be the year eSports will become mainstream. That's why we built the VR eSport Arena: A futuristic sport that turns FECs into the gateway to the metaverse for the next generation of gamers.
At Phenomena, we believe that virtual reality (VR) is the future of gaming and entertainment, and we're on a mission to create a new sport for the new generation of gamers. Our VR eSport Arena is the culmination of nearly a decade of experience in the VR industry, and we're excited to share with you our vision for the future of VR gaming.
It all began back in 2019, when I was running an arcade with my partners. We noticed that while kids had fun trying out VR, they never became as addicted to it as they could with traditional games like Fortnite or Call of Duty. The problem was that most VR experiences followed the same pattern: room-scale VR powered by bulky technology and limited freedom of movement due to cables that break all the time. Story-driven experiences are great, but once you've played all the titles one time, there's no reason to come back. Keeping customers happy and finding new ways to excite them is time-consuming and expensive.
That's when we decided to develop our own game, Versus. The first free-roam VR laser tag. What made Versus different was its modular, free-roam VR gaming playground where players compete in engaging multiplayer games. The large play area combined with standalone, cable-free VR headsets allows players to move around in virtual environments freely, making the game fun and immersive. Players were thrilled with Versus, and we knew we were onto something big.
Building on the success of Versus, we've turned that technology into a family entertainment attraction operators can offer. At IAAPA 2021 in Orlando, we unveiled the VR eSport Arena, a turnkey VR attraction for FECs. Our eSports-ready games borrow the successful online gaming core mechanics and focus on skill mastery, competition, and movement. Imagine Fortnite or League of Legends in real-life. This new form of entertainment appeals to a new generation of gamers and creates communities of recurring players.
To make the VR eSport Arena accessible to any location-based entertainment business, regardless of its size, we built a software platform and hardware suite with efficient technology to reduce costs. This includes top-of-the-line VR equipment, a wide range of popular games, and expert design and setup services. Our VR headsets and controllers are designed for maximum comfort and ease of use, allowing players to fully immerse themselves in the virtual world. And with a wide range of games to choose from, there's something for everyone at your VR esports arena.
We believe that VR eSport is the future of gaming and entertainment, and we're excited to be at the forefront of this revolution. Our VR eSport Arena is the perfect solution for location-based entertainment businesses looking to attract new customers and increase profits. Join us on this journey and be part of the future of gaming and entertainment.
One of the key aspects of our VR eSport Arena is the emphasis on competition and skill mastery. We believe that the ability to compete and measure oneself against others is a vital part of the gaming experience. That's why we've built a variety of competitive multiplayer games into our VR eSport Arena, and we're constantly working on new and exciting games to keep players engaged.
To further foster a sense of competition and community, we're launching a North American eSport league, streamed on Twitch. Players will be able to compete in regular tournaments for prize money and recognition as the top players in the league. This will attract even more players to your VR eSport Arena and create a sense of community among regular players.
We understand that running tournaments and leagues can be a daunting task for operators, which is why we're here to help. Our platform and hardware suite include all the tools you need to run and manage tournaments and leagues, from leaderboards and to scorekeeping and broadcasting. And our team of experts is always on hand to provide support and guidance.
We are constantly working to improve and add new features, to make sure that the experience is exciting and engaging for players, and profitable for operators. With our VR eSport Arena, you can expect to see a steady flow of customers, who will come back again and again to test their skills and compete with other players. We believe that VR eSport is the future of gaming and entertainment, and we're excited to be at the forefront of this revolution and the VR eSport Arena is the perfect solution for location-based entertainment businesses looking to attract new customers and increase profits. Join us on this journey and be part of the future of gaming and entertainment!