Gamescom 2023 is currently underway and there is plenty to do as a sim racing fan. Here are all the booths and stands you will want to check out this weekend.
This weekend, 23-27 August, Cologne is hosting the world-renowned Gamescom event. Showcasing the best talents, companies and projects across the gaming industry, sim racing is playing its part in the event this year.
Indeed, throughout this year’s Gamescom show, sim racing fans will find many booths dedicated to their passion. With such a large event however, one may want to sprint towards the many sim rigs in an efficient way. Here is every main sim racing stand at Gamescom 2023 for you to focus on.
Racing Hardware at Gamescom 2023
For many, going to major gaming events is all about trying out the newest stuff. Be it that brand new game, a newly-engineered display, an up-market chair or even a better keyboard. Sim racing is no different and Gamescom 2023 has plenty to offer.
Indeed, the big attraction for many will be the sim racing rigs dotted around the event. Several companies are around showcasing different tech from new wheels to pedals and even rig chassis.
The most prominent booth to visit is Moza Racing. The firm unveiled its all-new Xbox-centric R3 this week at the event and this is the perfect chance to test it out. One can also try out several other models from the brand’s vast range of direct drive racing wheels. Find them in Hall 10.1.
Many other sim racing peripheral manufacturers are on display at the event. Entry-level wheel maker, Hori Racing is on-show in Hall 2.1. PXN Gaming is another entry-level and lesser-known make setting course with its first direct drive wheel. Test that out at the company’s booth in Hall 10.1.
Finally, setting up a full rig in one’s home is a big decision so shows like these are the perfect time to find out if they’re right for you. The Playseat stand in Hall 2.2 offers just that possibility with several rigs setup and ready to race on.
Competitions to Follow
Expos are also the chance for many professionals to show off what they have in front of a crowd. The sim racing community will also be putting on competitions at the Gamescom 2023 event.
Indeed, Erazer is a major Esports organiser and is putting together the Your Road To Victory SimRacing Championship. An amateur series, one lucky winner will be offered a contract to join a professional team. So make sure to give the series a try during your trip to this year’s event, by visiting the Erazer booth in Hall 8.1.
Elsewhere, ADAC, the German road safety organisation will also have a certain racing presence. Visit their stand in Hall 10.1 at certain times to win tickets to future DTM events around the country. Furthermore, professionals will be on-hand to chat about the DTM Esports competition.
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