So, Who Won Our First Giveaway (THREE Oculus Rift VR Units)?


‘s been a long time coming, but we can finally reveal the winners of our Oculus Rift giveaway that was held back in August.

Please don’t confuse this with our current Rift (just one unit this time) and Switch Lite giveaways (two of them!) which are still on going – we will be drawing and announcing the winners of those giveaways this week, so stay tuned. And if you somehow haven’t already, subscribe to our newsletter to be in with a chance to win!

Back to our first giveaway though, which we ran to celebrate the launch of and were giving away THREE Oculus Rift VR headsets. Our three winners were:

Carl / Denmark

Robert / United States

Bayu / Indonesia

We tried to figure out how to get an actual Rift to Bayu, but given where he lives (the islands of Indonesia) it turned out much quicker and easier to just send an equivalent money prize instead.

So, how come it took so long to reveal the winners? There’s two main reasons for that.

First and foremost, we had to redraw the winners not just once, but twice! None of the people we drew in the first round responded!

Trust me, we were just as shocked as you probably are. Only two people from our next attempt responded… and finally we did a third drawing to find our third and final winner.

Secondly, it took a while to organise shipping, receive images back and so forth.

As a result, we’ve made some improvements to our process that mean we should be able to post the eventual winners of our current giveaways much more quickly, so stay tuned for that.