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EICMA to Host Motocross Esports Finale

Europe’s premier motorcycle exhibition and trade show will play host to the grand final of a brand new five-round MX esports championship.

For over 100 years, the International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition in Milan, Italy has been the leading event of its kind. But what will be unique about this year’s edition is that it will play host to the final round of a brand new esports series.

The EICMA Esports MX Championship will begin 2 October and have four online rounds. Then on the weekend of 11 November, the top riders will be invited to Milan and participate in the onsite finale.

EICMA Motocross Esports: Finals in Milan

The competition is held on MX Bikes, and 40 players can compete at once in every event. The first four rounds will be on Italian Motocross venues Maggiora, Arco di Trento, Montova and Riola Sardo.

After the first four rounds, the ten best-placed riders in the championship win an all-expenses paid trip to Milan for EICMA. The competitors will race on a recreation of Motolive circuit, and can all earn prizes depending on where they finish.

The top three earn trips to the Qatar MotoGP. Fourth and fifth place finishers can go to a MotoGP race in Spain, Italy or the Netherlands. The 6th-8th place finishers get to visit a European-based Superbike round of their choosing. Finally, 9th and 10th can attend either the Maggiora or Emee rounds of the Motocross World Championship.

The event is organised in part by Init Esports, who are also responsible for the all-women sim racing competition Screen to Speed. CEO Stefy Bau stated the following:

“We meet the kids where they are, online. By giving them a chance to have an incredible experience, we can foster interest in our beloved industry and cultivate important relationships with the leaders of tomorrow.”

How to Compete in EICMA Motocross Esports

It may be late to enter the first round, but it is still possible to register for the competition here, as well as credentials to be eligible.

MX Bikes is on the Steam store for the equivalent of $35US. Interestingly, the title is still in early access – much like Rennsport. The latter is in Closed Beta, but ESL R1 still uses the sim despite this.

The first round is available as a live stream via the Init Esports and EICMA Twitch channels at 8pm CEST.

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