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Prepare for the Upcoming Pistol Whip Tournament with this Checklist!

VR Tournament

February 25, 2020 | 3 min read

Update March 13, 2020

After much deliberation and discussion, with the current spread of COVID-19 (more commonly referred to as the Coronavirus) the Virtual Athletics League has decided to cancel the VR arcade portion of the upcoming Pistol Whip Tournament. This cancellation only affects the VR Arcade portion of the tournament that was scheduled for March 19- 22. For more information about the home VR segment of the competition, follow VAL on Twitter at @valvr_esports.



The Worldwide Pistol Whip Tournament hosted by the Virtual Athletics League is fast approaching so make sure your arcade is prepared to support this amazing event!

The upcoming competition is the first, worldwide event to bring the home and arcade VR communities together to compete in a top-rated VR title!



There’s a lot a VR Arcade Operator can do to help take these types of events to the next level and our friends at VAL have thankfully put together a handy checklist to help Operators out and give them a few ideas!

VR Tournament Best Practices & Checklist

This amazing checklist goes over how to prepare for the event, how to run the event and what to do after it's over. To download the VR Tournament Best Practices & Checklist, click the button below:

Download the VR Tournament Checklist


The VAL/Virtualities team has seen considerable success in running tournaments and said events like these can even help generate repeat customers. 

Ryan Burningham is the CEO and one of the Co-Founders of VAL (Virtual Athletics League) and Virtualities, a VR Arcade in Salt Lake City. Burningham has extensive experience in running tournaments and competitions.

“For us at our second location tournaments and associated purchases started to account for around 10% of our total revenue which was fantastic for us as VR arcade owners,” Burningham said. “Typically our return customer rate was around 17%-25% depending on the month, but we noticed that those who participated in a tournament had return rates of over 50%.”

Previously, Burningham wrote an article for the 2018 Beat Saber competition which has even more best practices for arcades wanting to participate. Click here for the full story!

The Pistol Whip Tournament is gearing up to be quite the event so make sure you register before March 18th!


SpringboardVR customers can add Pistol Whip to their library by following the button below.

Add Pistol Whip to Your Library


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Hunter Lane
Content Aquisition Lead | SpringboardVR



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