world fastest gamer World Fastest Gamer McLaren: prima tappa Silverstone con rFactor 2
Dopo il primo annuncio e trailer di lancio, la McLaren ufficializza la prima tappa del suo evento World Fastest Gamer, torneo eSport che mette in palio un contratto di un anno come pilota tester per il simulatore professionale F1 della casa inglese. La prima gara si svolgerà a Silverstone in luglio, subito dopo il Gran Premio di Formula 1. La notizia forse più interessante è però che il software utilizzato sarà rFactor 2.
McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer esports competition will kick off the first of four official qualifying events in conjunction with the Silverstone Circuit this July. World’s Fastest Gamer will pit 10 virtual racers (six pre-selected by a panel of experts, and four chosen via online championships) in a fierce competition that will see the winner awarded the role of McLaren simulator driver for one year.
The first qualifying heat will be conducted using the RFactor 2 platform across a four-week period following the British Grand Prix, held at Silverstone, on July 16. The top 20 drivers will race each weekend, with points counting towards the Silverstone championship. The eventual winner will be given a place in the finale.
“Silverstone is a venue that’s synonymous with motorsport and is a great place to kick off our virtual racing contest," explained McLaren Technology Group Executive Director Zak Brown. "We’re looking forward to working together with Silverstone to help bring a new and younger audience into the motorsport world.”
Three further official qualifying events will take place ahead of the grand finale, which will be held across several days at the McLaren Technology Centre. These three events will be conducted on mobile and console platforms. Further information about how to enter the qualifying event is to follow...