Think you’ve got what it takes to whip it in the big leagues? Test your might starting March 1 with Pistol Whip tournaments from ESL and the Virtual Athletics League (VAL).

It all kicks off this Sunday with the first of four weekly Play Cups from the ESL VR League.

Cups will be live at set times in North America and Europe, where contestants will play 3 rounds (one round per scene). Each round will be 30 minutes, where players must record or stream and then submit the VOD of their best run completed in that time frame. For more details, check out the full announcement from VR League.

You can also join the social media contest starting March 1, with categories including “Best Dressed”, “Best Deadeye score”, and “The Whip Challenge.” Follow Pistol Whip on Twitter for more details.

Then, on March 13, the Virtual Athletics League tournament begins, featuring a $10,000 prize pool. Play from home on March 13 and 14, or from your local Springboard VR arcade from March 19 to 22. The top 3 finalists will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to VAL headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah and a spot in the Grand Finals on March 29th, sponsored by iBUYPOWER and Oculus.

Visit the VAL tournament homepage for more details, and make sure to sign up before the event, and encourage your local arcade to sign up as well!

With over $10,000 to be won in cash and hardware prizes, our first Pistol Whip tournament season is gearing up to be one of the biggest in VR history.

Sign up today, get practicing, and we hope to see some of you in Salt Lake City!