Formula E enters esports with a new championship and a big prize pool of $100,000.
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The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the leading organization of electric car racing in the world. After their esports success last year with the ABB Formula E #RaceAtHome Challenge 2020, the ante has just been upped. This year, Formula E will hold the newly-founded Formula E Accelerate Esports Championship on rFactor2.
Attention future stars— ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) January 7, 2021
With a guaranteed €100,000 prize-pool to be won
And a drive in a Formula E Gen2 car
Do you have what it takes to become the Formula E: Accelerate esports champion?
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While the esports efforts of Formula E featured real-life drivers last time around, sim racers will be able to qualify for this year’s series. In a time trial qualifying challenge, players can showcase their talent with the Gen2 Formula E car on the virtual track of ‘Berlin – Tempelhof’ in rFactor2. The qualification will be open until January 13.
The fastest racers will then be drafted to the 12 real-life Formula E teams. Each team can choose two of their favorites to carry their name into the first season of the Formula E Accelerate Esports Championship.
The prize money should be an excellent incentive to get a grid of talented individuals together. In total, $100,000 will be distributed between the racers in the final standings. Additionally, the competition winner gets the chance to drive a real-life Formula E car.
The schedule is yet to be announced, but we can be sure to have an update on that very soon after the qualifiers have finished. With this championship, Formula E further steps towards esports in their pursuit to get their brand across to a broader audience.
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