Esports champions to compete in ADAC Masters
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Esports champions to compete in ADAC Masters

Last year’s winner will compete against a strong grid for a prize pool of €80,000.

Photo credit: ADAC Motorsport

The ADAC GT Masters eSports 2020 is set to kick off on Saturday, August 1. Twenty esports racers fight for a prize pool of €80,000 in the eight-race series held in RaceRoom. The competition presented a strong line-up on Friday, July 31, with some prominent names of the scene.

Several esports racing champions on the grid

Last year’s winner Moritz Löhner will try to defend his title in 2020. With Mahle Racing Team, the German starts under a new banner this year.

Williams Esports, who Löhner raced for in the 2019 edition of the competition, sends Niko Wisniewski, Kuba Brzezinski and Jack Keithley to the grid. Their sister team Williams JIM Esports partnered with Marc Gassner who already took part in the real-world ADAC GT Masters.

The Race All-Star Series winner and rFactor 2 expert Erhan Jajovski will compete for Romain Grosjean’s team R8G Esports. Team Redline sends Kevin Siggy, who won the Challenge Grid of the ABB Formula E #RaceAtHome Challenge 2020.

The full driver list can be found below.

#1Moritz LöhnerGermanyMahle Racing Team
#3PolandWilliams Esports
#4Marc GassnerGermanyWilliams JIM Esports
#6PolandWilliams Esports
#7Erhan JajovskiMazedonienR8G Esports
#8Risto KappetEstoniaR8G Esports
#11David NagyHungaryM1RA Esports
#13Gergo BaldiHungaryM1RA Esports
#24Jesper ErikssonSwedenVirtualdrivers by TX3
#33Bence BánkiSlovakiaRed Bull Racing Esports Team
#44Jack KeithleyGreat BritainWilliams Esports
#53Tim JarschelGermanyEuronics Gaming
#67GermanyEuronics Gaming
#69GermanyVeloce Esports
#74Christopher HögfeldtSwedenVirtualdrivers by TX3
#88Kevin SiggySloveniaTeam Redline
#91Néstor GarcíaSpainRed Bull Racing Esports Team
#92André SantosGermanyEuronics Gaming
#97Adam PinczesHungaryTriple A Esports
#99Julian KunzeGermanyEuronics Gaming

Joining the grid in the first race will be Emre Cihan, Simone Prete, Marko Pejic and Leonard Krippner, who earned guest spots via an online qualifier.

Round one at Lausitzring

The first of eight rounds will be taking place at the virtual Lausitzring, Germany. The online series is also set to visit Nürburgring and Circuit Zandvoort before concluding at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. The overall winner will take home €10,000 and a non-cash prize which has not been defined yet.

Maik Jahn
Born and raised close to the Nürburgring.