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ESPORTS WTCR OSCARO IS GO!
*Eurosport Events, RaceRoom and Sector3 Studios join
forces for online competition
pool on offer at Nürburgring Esports WTCR OSCARO launch event
championship due to begin in the summer
Simracers will get to race in the WTCR – FIA World Touring
Car Cup presented by OSCARO online with confirmation that Esports WTCR
is go for 2018.
Eurosport Events, RaceRoom and Sector3 Studios are
continuing their partnership that began in 2013 and led to the
inaugural eSports WTCC online championship in 2017.
With the WTCC becoming the WTCR in 2018 to mark the
beginning of an exciting era for world touring car racing, the stakes
are being raised for Esports WTCR OSCARO starting with a launch event
at the Nürburgring’s ring°arena.
Qualifiers will be held onsite during the ADAC 24h-Rennen
weekend (10-11 May) where gamers and simracers are invited to push the
virtual WTCR cars to the limit, beat the real WTCR drivers and qualify
for the races on 12 May, which will be broadcast live online.
A large number of drivers will have the opportunity to
compete against racers with similar skills for a share of a €25,000
prize fund with more than 80 drivers in contention for prize money.
Spectators can watch the action for free.
Before Nürburgring there’s an opportunity to get the first
taste of a WTCR car in RaceRoom with the opportunity to drive the first
Esports WTCR car, the Audi RS 3 LMS in an exclusive time attack
competition. To practice, drivers should click here.
More news on Esports WTCR OSCARO and the launch event will be released
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR
promoter, said: “Esports is just booming in every sport so I am
delighted we have prolonged our agreement with our long-term partner
RaceRoom Racing Experience. With seven brands taking part in the WTCR
there’s a lot of work being done behind the scenes to get all the cars
ready. Following the Nürburgring launch event Esports WTCR OSCARO will
start in the summer when all cars, drivers and tracks will be
available. Then Esports WTCR OSCARO will run almost in parallel with
the real WTCR and we’re expecting a very exciting championship.”