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VR Arcade brings future of VR gaming to first Rotterdam Games Week in Ahoy
Virtual Reality 2.0: real-life game experience in an area of 100 square meters
Put on your VR glasses, take out your shotgun and protect your teammates against a zombie invasion. VR Arcade is organizing in collaboration with Vicon the first DreamHack Rotterdam Virtual Reality Champions League powered by HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset and HP VR Backpack from 18 till 20 October. During this event in Ahoy visitors get a lifelike sneak peek on the future of gaming.
The DreamHack Rotterdam Virtual Reality Champions League takes place during the first Rotterdam Games Week. Teams up to 4 players face one another during the three days of DreamHack Rotterdam. Every day there will be a prize for the winners of the day, which will be handed out on the Cosplay stage. The best zombie killer of the day will also receive an award. Teams can sign up during the convention or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players will be competing on Origin by Vicon – the most immersive and responsive location-based virtual reality system available. Vicon is excited to be supporting its customer, VR Arcade, with a full system at this exciting event, and helping push forward the realms of the possible within VR.
Erika Bronkhorst, Event Manager Rotterdam Games Week: “We are very excited about the collaboration with VR Arcade and we look forward to the DreamHack Rotterdam Virtual Reality Champions League. Visitors of all ages will be surprised by the realness of the VR Reality.”
The future of gaming is experiencing virtual reality together in a big secluded room. VR Arcade is the first REAL virtual reality experience in Europe, which turns every empty room in a completely new world in which you can walk around for real. This game has already four locations in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Delft, and Helmond to be precise.
DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live
music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune in from all over the world to watch DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed over 310,000 visitors in 2018.
Academy Award®-winning Vicon is the world’s largest supplier of precision motion capture and tracking systems. It serves customers in the CG animation, object-tracking, virtual and augmented realities, engineering, broadcast, biomechanics, sports and clinical sciences arenas.
Vicon is a subsidiary of Oxford Metrics (LSE: OMG), the international software company servicing government, life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets. Other holdings include Yotta, a provider of software and services for infrastructure asset management.
Amongst many others, Vicon global clients include:
Entertainment: Framestore, Audiomotion, The Imaginarium, Quantic Dream, Ninja Theory, Konami, Activision, Sony, Dreamworks, ILM, USC, EA, Capture Lab, CD Projekt, Digic Pictures, IO Interactive, Creative Assembly, Plarium Games, Mocap Lab, Seasun
VR: Artanim, VR Tech, Dreamscape VR, Canon, Samsung
ROTTERDAM GAMES WEEK
Following the examples of Paris, Berlin and Milan, Rotterdam will in October 2019 host a large-scale, international esports and gaming festival: Rotterdam Games Week. In cooperation with DreamHack, Ahoy is the organiser and promoter of DreamHack Rotterdam, which will be the main event of the new annual games week taking place in the Ahoy venue. Together with the City of Rotterdam and other stakeholders, Ahoy is also developing other events for the same week leading up to the event. The City of Rotterdam has proclaimed the desire to become the esports capital of the Netherlands and has appointed Rotterdam Games Week as one of their iconic events.