Nitro Nights Stories Episode 3 | Danny Giusa

Nitro Nights Stories Episode 3 | Danny Giusa

German esports racer Danny Giusa takes a seat on m3lly’s couch in our deep-dive podcast format.

In our biweekly podcast Nitro Nights Stories, we take an in-depth look into the most important topics of esports racing. And you have the chance to be a part of it, by submitting your questions in the Twitch chat and join the conversation!

On Tuesday, July 7, m3lly welcomed Danny Giusa to the video podcast.

What does it take to be a good esports racer?

Danny has been a part of the German esports racing scene for years. He started as a racer before he became the manager of ad hoc gaming’s esports racing team.

The German tells m3lly how his new job gave him a different view on the esports racing scene. “It’s expensive in any way. From money to time to emotions,” he states. But nevertheless, Danny says it is still “absolutely amazing” that he was able to turn his hobby into a full-time job.

But being a racer and manager is not enough for Danny. He is also working as an instructor at mydays Erlebniswerk. There, he introduces new drivers and sim racing enthusiasts to big racing simulators which offer much more immersion than the usual home rig.

With his many years of experience, the team manager knows that it takes more than talent to be a good esports racer. “In esports racing, it’s not like you play 1000 or 2000 hours and you’re good. Joshua Rogers, Max Benecke, they are all engineers as well. You need to understand how to set up the car.”

For more in-depth discussion on the connection between real and virtual motorsports, the evolution of esports racing and Danny’s career, watch this episode of Nitro Nights Stories!

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Maik Jahn
Born and raised close to the Nürburgring.