In 2019 the esports competition will become more and more popular. The branches that are contested are also increasingly diverse. One of them is esports racing or branch esports racing. In fact, this event was made into a racing team arena to attract talented young racers. No wonder, because racing games require a skillset that can be transferred to the real world.
Throughout 2019, here are 7 of the most excellent race esports competitions! Gamers who participate are not just ordinary gamers; some of them even have flying hours as pro racers!
1. ForzaRC Invitational Series 2019
ForzaRC Invitational Series is the official tournament that Forza Motorsport players have been waiting for. In this tournament, every team and racer is not only required to be the fastest on the circuit, but also must prove their ability to modify the car with a variety of regulations and restrictions.
Running for 7 weeks and ending in one final round, the ForzaRC Invitational Series 2019 was won by the Red Bull Racing Esports team with their driver Aurélien Mallet winning 1st place. In the final round, all racers used Lamborghini cars which were sponsors of this event.
2. FIA Motorsport Games 2019 Digital Cup
Like the Olympics, but using a car! FIA Motorsport Games is the first automotive-themed multievent competition. Held at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy, FIA Motorsport Games brought together representatives from more than 30 countries in the GT, touring, Formula, drift, karting, and of course esports categories.
Using the GT Sport game, 30 participants fought until the remaining 12 people in the final round. Cody Nikola Latkovski from Australia won the gold medal, while Bernal Valverde from Costa Rica won the silver medal and Stefano Conte from Italy a bronze medal.
3. Oscaro 2019 WTCR Esports
After the Mercedes-AMG eSport RaceRoom event was discontinued in 2019, the players are now moving to the Oscaro WTCR 2019 Esports. The official esports event from the 2019 Oscaro WTCR touring competition took place lively with the final being held in Kuala Lumpur to coincide with the 2019 Oscaro WTCR final. alone. RaceRoom is back to being the game used in this competition.
4. Le Mans Esports Series 2019
Unlike its name, the Le Mans Esports Series does not challenge its drivers in 24 hour endurance races in video games. 36 racers from 10 qualifying teams and 2 wild card teams will compete in 8 mini competitions in 2 days in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 event at the Le Mans circuit.
Playing in the Forza Motorsport 7 game, racers use various GT racing cars and Le Mans prototypes from various eras. After 8 races and 1 final round, the wild card team Veloce Esports, represented by racers James Baldwin, Noah Schmitz, and David Kelly, came out as winners.
5. FIA Gran Turismo Championships 2019
One proof that the race esports event has developed rapidly is through the FIA Gran Turismo Championships competition. Supported directly by the world motorsport body FIA, the official GT Sport competition takes place in 5 major cities with the peak being held in Monte Carlo.
There are two categories competed, namely Nations Cup and Manufacturers Cup. For this year, Mikail Hizal from Germany managed to undermine the triumph of last year’s Nations Cup champion, Igor Fraga from Brazil. Not satisfied, Igor with Tomoaki Yamanaka and Rayan Derrouiche in the Toyota team acted all out to win the Manufacturers Cup.
In addition to the two race categories above, there is also a Pro-Am race series that is followed by celebrity gamers and veteran racers such as Juan Pablo Montoya and Lewis Hamilton.
6. Formula 1 Esports Series 2019
The most prestigious car racing competition in the world, Formula 1, also doesn’t miss the esports fever. After Formula 1 underwent rebranding, the format for the Formula 1 Esports Series competition was made more prestigious where F1 teams could choose their racers this season through the Pro Draft system.
The Formula 1 Esports Series 2019 season is quite special because now Ferrari has joined after missing the previous season. Their appearance was immediately brought impact after David Tonizza of the Ferrari Driver Academy won the drivers’ standings. Meanwhile the constructors’ standings are actually controlled by Red Bull Racing Esports.