Press Release

The first Virtual Reality E-Sport Tournament in Switzerland

On the 9th of November 2019, the first Showdown Masters will take place in the shopping mall Letzipark in Zurich. The new virtual reality game «Showdown» will be played in this tournament – a PvP shooter game, in which two opposing teams fight for victory. Forget about your keyboard and mouse, this is all about full body virtual reality, a system developed by TrueVRSystems, based in Dietlikon Zurich. Prize Pool is 1000 Swiss Franc.

Overall, up to 32 teams, with two players each, can sign up for this event until the 5th of November 2019. There is no admission fee and all are welcome – no matter, whether you are a complete newbie, or an e-sports enthusiast. Men and women from 12 years and up can participate. Minors between 12 and 16 years must be accompanied by a legal guardian. After the tournament, we invite everyone to join to the after-show party at the Gaming Bar eParadise in Zürich Altstetten.

Equipped with a backpack-PC, VR-Goggles, a gun with force feedback, as well as trackers for hands and feet, the virtual action in “Showdown” can begin. Thanks to these trackers, your whole body will be captured in original size inside the game. In this way it is possible to see all your real movements, which makes the full body VR experience complete.

“Regular customers of the Fusion Arena were constantly asking for a competitive shooting experience. With this tournament we celebrate the launch of the game “Showdown”. Visitors and participants are invited to play and cheer with us”, says Ronny Tobler, CEO of the Pandally Corporation who is running the Fusion Arena in the shopping mall Letzipark.

Up to 32 Teams can participate

To make this big event with 32 Teams feasible, the tournament will be held at two separate playing fields. The first one is located at the Fusion Arena in the top floor of the shopping mall, the second one is specially built in the middle of the ground floor of the mall itself. Spectators can observe the game live from every angle and shopping floor, just like in a real stadium.

3 rounds on 3 different levels or 3 chances to defeat the opposing team

At “Showdown”, both teams start inside of an abandoned military base, which is segmented into three floors with different layouts. One floor represents one level in the game. The goal of the game is to tag the opposing players as often as possible. Players can reactivate themselves after being hit with walking back to their starting point. The team with the highest score at the end will proceed to the next round and meet new opponents. Action, fun and teamwork are the main requirements to come out on top.

Special training opportunities as preparation

Until the event we offer special training hours for Showdown at 3 locations: The Fusion Arena in Zurich and the Virtual Reality Center in Dietlikon offer training every Monday from 6 pm until 9 pm. The Fusion Arena in Bern opens every Wednesday from 7 pm until 10 pm. Participants of the tournament can train for a special reduced price.

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Prize Money

  1. place CHF 600.-
  2. place CHF 300.-
  3. place CHF 100.-

Eligibility Requirements

12 years+, in company of a legal guardian under the age of 16

Training opportunities

Every Monday evening from 6 pm – 9 pm in the Fusion Arena at the shopping mall Letzipark in Zurich and in the Virtual Reality Center in Dietlikon at TrueVRSystems.

Every Wednesday evening from 7 pm – 10 pm in the Fusion Arena in Bern.

Special conditions for the training opportunities.
(CHF 24.95 instead of 49.90 per Person)

Anytime within regular opening times at the shopping mall Letzipark, at the pop-up store in Bern and at TrueVRSystems in Dietlikon.

Tournament time schedule

Saturday, 9th November 2019 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, subsequently victory ceremony

Tournament after-show party

Saturday 9th November 2019 from 7:00 am at the eParadise

Trailer «Showdown»


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Coordinates tournament

Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center 
Baslerstrasse 50 
8048 Zurich
Phone: (+41) 44 364 77 78 

Coordinates after-show party

Hohlstrasse 452
8048 Zurich

Coordinates event organizer

Pandally AG
Kantonsstrasse 25
8807 Freienbach
Phone: (+41) 44 364 77 77

For more information and interview inquiries

Christoph Zweifel, Marketing Pandally AG
Phone  (+41) 44 364 77 77

Ronny Tobler, CEO Pandally AG R
Phone (+41) 44 364 77 77