From January 5th-7th 2017, 20 Formula E stars along with the ten fastest qualifiers from the Road To Vegas Challenge sim racing competition will compete for $1 million dollars in prize money! The upcoming eRace is to be held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas! The competitors will have the use of Playseat gaming rigs running rFactor 2 software, while Cloud Sport will ensure that the competition is run fairly and is as realistic as possible.
Cloud Sport, the organisers of the Road to Vegas Challenge and upcoming eRace, will host a series of online qualifying races. This will ultimately lead to ten gamers having the opportunity to join the 20 Formula E drivers in the Las Vegas eRace. In total, 30 drivers will then participate in the Las Vegas eRace and vie for a share of possibly the biggest prize in eSports racing history!
If we needed anymore proof that eRacing and eSports are growing exponentially, this Las Vegas eRace is a prime example for what is to come for sim racing! If you would like to participate and win the chance to compete in the Las Vegas event, you can find all the information you need right here.
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric racing series. Now in its third season, Formula E is on the way to becoming a hugely popular form of motorsports around the world. What sets it apart from other forms of motorsports, environmentally speaking, is the races can be held in cities with sound and pollution restrictions or where it otherwise is not possible to hold traditional fuelled motorsports events. Some of the series past locations include London, Paris and Berlin.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, stated:
Formula E takes one more giant step in engaging with our fans. Gamers from all over the world will be able to participate in the ‘Road to Vegas Challenge’ and earn themselves the opportunity to race against the Formula E drivers in a unique eRace. All this will take place within CES, the world’s largest technology show, highlighting our commitment to fan engagement through innovation and technology. We believe eSports offers a new level of fan interaction and participation in sport, and we want to be at the forefront of this gaming revolution. Gamers, welcome to Formula E – let’s race!
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