VR Fitness Summit

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners


Skydance Interactive

Get Into The Action

Face all the horrors that the living and the dead can offer in this new VR adventure in The Walking Dead universe. Travel through the ruins of walker infested New Orleans as you fight, sneak, scavenge, and survive each day unraveling a city wide mystery within the iconic quarters. Encounter desperate factions and lone survivors who could be friend or foe. Whether you help others or take what you want by force, every choice you make has consequences. What kind of survivor will you be for the people of NOLA?

Register for the event at valvr.com

Event Prize Pool



Prize Pool

  • $500 for first place
  • $300 for second place
  • $200 for third place


  • Attempt to survive to wave 20!
  • Players will play on Memorial Lane.  
  • Standard difficulty is selected.
  • Any weapons and bitecoins are allowed.
  • Final score will be determined by total score on the report card (upper right-hand corner)
  • In the event of a tie, tiebreakers will be decided by the highest kill streak.
  • In the event of similar scores, VAL may contact players for additional high score submissions on advanced mode to determine the final 3.
  • All players will be required to submit their scorecards to VAL here in addition to creating a VAL account on valvr.com 
  • Once the final 3 are determined they will move onto the finals:


  • Advanced mode only
  • Finals will be broadcast in Oculus Venues
  • Players will be required to stream or provide VOD on demand pending tech tests with VAL admins
  • The level will be Via Corolla, although the final level may be subject to change.
  • Additional final rules TBD
  • Finalists will be required to do tech tests and scheduling chats with VAL admins through discord.

The Walking Dead Community Submissions Ruleset

At A Glance

  • $250 for each category as determined by total number of twitter likes (see rule below for exceptions).
  • VAL reserves the right to reject any submissions for any reason and with no explanation.  Such reasons may include copyright infringement, hate speech etc, but are not limited to these reasons.
  • Submission Dates: August 14th 12 pm noon PST to August 24th at 6 pm PST.
  • The community voting period is from August 24th - August 26th (ending at midnight).
  • Players must submit on twitter using the hashtag #theapocalypsegames and tag @valvr_esports
  • Players must also create a valvr.com account and agree to the Terms of Service in Full
  • Terms of Service include an acknowledgement that Skybound and Skydance interactive have the rights to use the footage. For the full agreement, please see the Terms of service on valvr.com in full, which must be agreed upon.
  • Players must also submit a video for one category only at a time.  Multiple submissions are accepted for multiple categories, but will be voted upon separately.
  • Community submitted videos also have a chance to be highlighted with Skybound along with YouTubers!
  • In order for a chance to be highlighted in the Skybound portion of the contest, entries MUST be submitted by these dates! However, VAL may re-open or accept late entries into the contest dependent upon future special events and, therefore, reserve the right to change certain submission dates and voting periods.
The categories are:
  • Archery! use #archery
  • Walker Basketball! Use #basketball
  • Marathon Cosplay! Use #marathon
  • Figure Slaying! #figure

Description of each category for VAL community submissions

Archery: The most focused and precise apoc-olympians must survive armed with only a bow and arrows. Archery only!

Walker Basketball: The sport that’s one part decapathon and nothing is out of bounds! At the gymnasium, each competitor has 5 minutes to collect and throw as many walker heads through the basketball hoop as they can. 

Marathon Cosplay: Apoc-olympians will attempt to survive to while being best dressed!. Fights through the pain, sweat, and bladder control to cross the finish line while showing your best post-apocalyptic style. 

Figure Slaying: Slayers will attempt to rack up the most points with stylish and difficult kills in the Trial before being chowed down in walker town. For this category, most creative video production is encouraged.

Prize Pool Details

$250 for each category as determined by total number of twitter likes (see rules for exceptions)

Event Rules

Competitive Rules

  • Before participating in the event, players must provide their in-game name (IGN), and the platform they will be competing from (Oculus, Steam, PSVR.)
  • Players may compete with ANY VR headset on which Walking Dead is currently supported (Oculus, Vive, Valve, Quest etc.)
  • Please see your relevant storefront to ensure your machine meets the minimum hardware requirements for Walking Dead.
  • VAL reserves all right to ask for photo, video, screenshot or other proof of scores before winners are determined at home as well as implement any other methods to prevent cheat or abuse, including the use of twitter bots.  If twitter bots or orther artificial methods are suspected, VAL may disqualify any candidate for any reason and use anti-cheat methods or other block or ban methods.
  • As a potential requirement noticed to both players and if VAL issues video recording rules, or requires it of competitors who place, then all videos must display both the player as well as the screen showing the FPV of the game Walking Dead.

General Guidelines

  • Players must be at least 13 years of age, or older, to participate. If they are under 18, but over 13, they must have permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. 
  • Before signing up for the video context, every participant and owner/host will need a VAL account, which can be made here:
    https://www.valvr.com Registration means you also agree to these rules and the terms of service.
  • For home players, ensure you have the latest version of Walking Dead on your platform.  
  • As Windows updates have created VR issues in the past, we HIGHLY recommend you halt automatic Windows/driver updates during the competition period to avoid this inconvenience. (optional)
  • Players are required to keep all In-Game Names or aliases appropriate. (ie. ABSOLUTELY NO racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, political, offensive naming, etc.) This will be a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy and is at the sole discretion of VAL.
  • All score submissions, screenshots, player submitted photos, related to the 2020 Walking Dead become the property of VAL and may be used for marketing and other purposes.  If players share broadcast material such as twitch streams, tournament photos, tournament videos, etc with VAL, VAL reserves the right to use these in a marketing context.
  • VAL reserves the right to change, alter, replace, or modify this rule set at any time, and without prior notification.
  • Virtual Reality esports can be an intense physical experience.  Do not enter the competition without following all terms of service, guardian warnings, and other safety measures as outlined in the individual device warnings and manufacturers.  Competitors who are not able to participate in robust physical exercise should not enter the competition.  VR esports is a fun activity, exercise the same caution as regular sports.
  • VAL is not responsible for any injury incurred while participating in the Walking Dead tournament.

Home Event Portion

Prize Breakdown 

  • VAL will be responsible for the notification and payment of prizing unless otherwise stated specifically.
  • Prizes will be paid out via PayPal, and all winners will be issued a 1099 and additional paperwork, as required by applicable law.  Alternatively, players may request a check sent via mail.  No other payment methods will be used by VAL.
  • VAL may request additional score verification if an outcome is in doubt, and will be the sole judge of the final placement of prizes.
  • VAL may require additional identity verification - basic photo ID will be required of all winners before any prize money is disbursed.
  • VAL reserves at its right to deny, ask for prize money to be paid back, or otherwise pursue disciplinary action against players  who violate (but not limited to) such things as player safety, discrimination, cheating, etc.
    VAL is responsible for ensuring that the Tournament, and all advertising for the Tournament, comply with all international, federal, state, and local laws, rules, orders and regulations, players must also respect any applicable laws and tax regulations related to prize money and entering into the contest.
  • Once scores and information have been reviewed and verified, VAL will have 30 days to notify and deliver prize money payout to contestants.

Score Submission

  • Submit on twitter to win

Tie Breaker Rules

  • In the event of a tie, VAL reserves the right to pick a winner.


Code of Conduct

VAL reserves the right to disciplinary action for special cases that fall outside the competitive rules and code of conduct. Should circumstances call for it, VAL can circumvent the rules if it is to ensure a fair and safe play environment.

VAL reserves the right to revoke past records, strip previous achievements, bar future participation, forfeit prizes and other measures should an offense, or a pattern of offense, warrant it. Although VAL will create a redemption guideline for offenders to redeem themselves if they can verify they’ve fulfilled said guidelines for the specified length of time.

Any participant displaying any type of cyber, verbal, sexual, gender, racial, disability, physical, religious, age, appearance, or emotional abuse will be disqualified. This especially includes abuse directed at Esports competitors, VAL staff, viewers, press, sponsors and other participants.

Any participant acting maliciously, inappropriate, or otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior will be reprimanded and possibly disqualified. This includes extreme statements, violent threats, sexual harassment, extreme insults, and inappropriate references.

Abuse and unsportsmanlike behavior entails in-game and out of game actions, as well as occurrences outside and related to the competition. This includes in-game chat, social media, comments, gestures, emotes, and other communication mediums. Any encouragement or endorsement of this behavior will also invoke disciplinary action.

Out of competitive wrongful behavior includes stalking, intimidation, spamming, doxxing, provoking and inciting disruption both online and in real life.

Unsolicited sexual action, including sexual comments, uncalled for flirting and other sexual or romantic advances, jokes and taunting will also not be tolerated.

Cheating, Bug, and Exploit Policy

If a participant feels like another participant is cheating, exploiting, or manipulating the rules, this infringement must be brought to the attention of the Virtual Athletics League Admins immediately. All forms of cheating may result in revoked prizes and a future ban from VAL events.

  • The accusation is then put into a review process, where league officials will determine a cause of action. 
  • VAL will work with developers on special cases.

Cheating and other exploits including but not limited to: deception, bug exploitation, banned game mechanics, match-fixing, betting fraud, doping and other forms of competition manipulation are strictly prohibited.

  • Deceptive behavior towards admins, players and other relevant parties will not be tolerated. Deception includes inaccurate, falsified, or omitted data statements or other forms of misinformation.
  • Cheating and the distribution of cheats are also banned in VAL Tournaments. This includes programs, hacks, or other methods to tamper with, circumvent or modify the game or competition. Referencing cheats may also result in penalties.
  • Match-fixing, betting fraud and any other attempts to improperly influence the outcome of a game, or match result will be met with a reprimand.
  • Doping in any form is forbidden. Any participants with prescribed medication that may be considered “performance-enhancing” must send proof of prescription.
  • Competition manipulation and bribery, either through a referee, organizer, host, VAL admin or any other person of influence will also be subject to a reprimand. 

For game bugs that affect game play or the competition, players can re-play and re-submit scores as long as it’s within the original deadline.