As interest in World’s Fastest Gamer – our virtual racing series – hots up, we’re ready to announce details of the second of four official qualifying rounds. This series of qualifying races is open to the public, and will select four of the 10 greatest racers in esports – the remaining six being chosen by a specialist panel.
SILVERSTONE ESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Title: rFactor 2
Last month, we made our first announcement about one of the qualifying rounds, the Silverstone esports Championship, an rFactor 2 series, presented in association with our friends at Silverstone. The rFactor 2 series takes in classic grand prix circuits, with the emphasis on the roots of the sport in Europe. Competitors will race in a soon-to-be-unveiled race specification McLaren GT car.
Registration opens: August 1
Register at: www.studio-397.com
Qualifying opens: August 2
Before each race weekend, time trials will be open to all registered drivers. The fastest 20 in week one will progress to qualifying sessions that will be part of a live esport broadcast hosted from Silverstone – another first for the British F1 circuit.
|Round 1||August 13||Silverstone GP|
|Round 2||August 20||Zandvoort|
|Round 3||August 27||Silverstone International|
|Round 4||September 3||Silverstone National|
Each race event will feature a ‘Super Pole’ one-lap shoot-out for the top five qualifiers, followed by a 30-minute race. The driver with the most points at the end of the season will qualifying for the WFG finale at MTC in September and be crowned Silverstone’s esport champion.