Also this week: a possible title decision at World of Outlaws and 32 esports racers fight for a final spot in the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup.
Photo credit: Steam / iRacing
Will Wilson win?
The penultimate round of the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Championship Series is heading towards Williams Grove Speedway. The competition could not be more exciting: the top three drivers Dylan Wilson, Hayden Cardwell and Evan Seay all lie within a range of 14 points.
Who will grab the top prize of $10,000? With a great race day, Wilson could save the title on Monday, August 17 at 1 AM CEST. Watch the race on iRacing’s YouTube channel.
The chance to race Porsche Carrera Cup drivers
A prize pool of €15,000 is on the line in the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup 2020 held in RaceRoom. After four hot lap challenges, 32 drivers will fight in the semi-final on Sunday, August 23 at 6 PM.
Only fourteen will advance to the grand final, where they meet six real-world Porsche Carrera Cup drivers. The track will be announced twenty-four hours before the race.
DSRC kicks off after huge entry fee discussion
After several hot lap qualification sessions, the first season of the DMSB SimRacing Championship is about to kick off on Saturday, August 22. The series is the first esports racing championship approved by the German Motorsport Federation. 62 contenders tried to qualify for the competition held in iRacing.
54 were promoted to the series, six drivers from the Spring Cup will also join as wildcards. The fastest drivers of the qualifying were Max Riedmüller, Martin Schmid and Lukas Gabler.
The maiden race will be held at Imola on Saturday, August 22 at 4 PM.
The organizers, Nürburgring eSports GmbH, received a lot of critique after the announcement of the series. A total of more than €300 was demanded to take part in the competition. After a big backlash in the community, the entry fees were lowered by Nürburgring eSports. Still, more than €100 is required to participate in the competition.
Speaking to OverTake, Sascha Mönig, Managing Director of Nürburgring eSports, said he wants to use the money to “set new standards in terms of livestream quality” with the production. But the community remains skeptical:
To give you an impression what the standard is: https://t.co/bhMBsW6Ous— DannyGiusa (@DannyGiusa) July 4, 2020
You can watch the broadcast on Saturday on Nürburgring eSports’ YouTube channel.