January of next year to welcome third installment of Echo Arena season for VRML
By Bob Garcia
Virtual Reality Master League is bringing back the popular eSports competition in two months
Echo Arena fans will be happy to know that virtual Reality Master League (VRML) is ready for its third Echo Arena season. The eSports league has now set the schedule for the next series of competitions, which will reportedly include an expanded structure, as well as a different format. The VRML Echo Arena season gets underway January 4, running through May 2.
There’s a new VRML Echo Arena Discord channel available for fans and players to follow the upcoming season. They will be able to discuss league rules, organize scrimmages, establish rosters and virtually anything else related to the upcoming series. Echo Arena players interested in participating in the new season can register on the VRML Echo Arena website or the Discord channel.
After the season finishes on May 2, the competition will then move into the finals. These will be held across two periods, May 8-9 and then May 14-15. There will be a new grading format included in the season and VRML explains that the “Master’s Division will play in a Round Robin format while subsequent divisions play in a Ladder system. The season will have multiple cycles, each ending with a Challenger Cup. The Challenger Cup will take the bottom 2 Master teams and the top 4 Diamond teams to determine which teams will play in Master’s for the next cycle and which teams will play in the Ladder.”
Echo Arena is an offshoot of Lone Echo, serving as the competitive multiplayer mode of the game. Lone Echo was introduced to the VR world in 2017 when it was launched for Rift, with Echo Arena then making an appearance on Oculus Quest last year.