Jul 02, 2019/ 13:13
Jul 02, 2019/ 13:13
12 simulators lined-up at the show next to a dedicated World Endurance Championship (WEC) stand, where fans took the virtual circuit and set a competitive lap time. Capturing the true spirit of Le Mans, the two-hour endurance race took place at the show on Sunday afternoon. In what is the most accessible Esports tournament yet, winners of the ground-breaking esports series will have a chance to secure a spot on the 2019 Le Mans 24hrs podium and a share of the $100,000 prize pot.12 finalists raced against each other in a two-hour endurance epic on Sunday 13 January 2019 at Autosport International.
Overall winner will be entered to the final round race ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2019 where they can appear on the podium with the race winners
The competition is open to all categories of competitors, from the elite Esports drivers to amateur gamers the world over. Autosport International Events Director, Kate Woodley, said: “Autosport International offers something for everyone and we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible at the show. Esports is a fast-growing area within the motorsport world, with teams and championships looking to immerse fans in the racing experience.
“We are delighted to have the Le Mans Esports Series host one of their rounds at our show in January. Fans will not want to miss out on the chance of winning their share of $100,000 and a place on the Le Mans podium in June - the race to Le Mans continues at the NEC.”
Autosport International, which is part of Motorsport Network’s flagship title, Autosport – one of the world’s leading print and online motorsport publishers. Motorsport Network is the world’s largest independent automotive and motorsport-related digital platform, connecting millions of people who love motorsport and cars. The network also creates key industry events including the annual Autosport Awards and the Motorsport Business Leaders’ Forum.
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