$200,000: Porsche doubles prize pool for 2020 Esports Supercup

$200,000: Porsche doubles prize pool for 2020 Esports Supercup

The second season of the Porsche Esports Supercup is going to kick off in May 2020. While a lot of drivers are still trying to qualify, Porsche announced TAG Heuer as a new title sponsor and a massive increase of the prize pool.

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In an official announcement, Porsche shared more details on the 2020 edition of their iRacing sportscar competition. With TAG Heuer as their new title sponsor, the series is renamed to “Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup”.

Both partners have been working together in Formula E as well and are now extending their partnership into esports. The benefit for the virtual racing series is big. In comparison to 2019, the prize pool will be doubled to $200,000.

The best of the best competing

In 2019, the world elite in esports racing competed for the first Porsche Esports Supercup title. In an exciting final race, the Australian Joshua K Rogers won the championship against German iRacing superstar Maximilian Benecke. Sebastian Job (UK) and Mitchell deJong (USA) placed third and fourth. All four drivers are going to compete in the 2020 series again. They will be accompanied by 16 more returning drivers to complete the top 20 of the 2019 Esports Supercup.

The top 20 drivers from the previous year are joined by another 20 new talents. More than 4,900 racers are took part in the qualifying process to find the score of players joining the race for the Supercup. One of them is Formula-1 star Max Verstappen, who is an avid sim racer as well.

THE BEST OF THE BEST COMPETING

After all 40 drivers have been confirmed, eyes will be on first test session at the end of March. The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup will start at the beginning of May and crown its new champion in September 2020.

“We are looking forward to providing an unmatched Esports experience together with Porsche and iRacing and seeing the world’s elite road simracers push their limits,“ says Stéphane Bianchi, CEO of the LVMH Watchmaking Division and CEO of TAG Heuer.

Full race calendar:

27-29 March 2020 Test drive – Barcelona
2 May 2020 Circuit Park Zandvoort
9 May 2020 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
23 May 2020 Donington Park Circuit
13 June 2020 Circuit des 24 Heures Le Mans
4 July 2020 Nürburgring Nordschleife
18 July 2020 Silverstone Circuit
1 August 2020 Road Atlanta
15 August Brands Hatch Circuit
29 August Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
19 September Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Image source: Porsche

Maik Jahn
born and raised close to the Nürburgring.