LAS VEGAS, Nevada, December 27, 2016 (ENS) - The stars of the FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, will take part in a virtual race in Las Vegas in a bid to win a share of the biggest prize in eSports racing history.
All 20 Formula E drivers will test their skills on a specially designed virtual track that incorporates the famous Las Vegas Strip, for the opportunity to win a share of $1 million - first prize is US$200,000.
The 10 best virtual drivers from around the world will play against the Formula E drivers in the Visa Vegas e-Race.
The Vegas eRace is taking place at the The Venetian Hotel as part of Sports Business Innovation Summit presented by Turner Sports January 5-8 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
This televised event is organized by the FIA Formula E Championship, which is committed to simracing as a method for attracting new fans to car racing.
Watch the fully-electric Formula E car drive along the Las Vegas Strip
During the 2015/16 season, Formula E gave one fan at each race on the circuit the experience of playing against his heroes on a virtual version of the championship’s unique street tracks through the e-Race.
Now Cloud Sport, licensed by Formula E, presents the Road to Vegas. With its international field and its Open format, any simracer can take part in this historic event.
The competitors will use Playseat gaming rigs running rFactor 2 software, while Cloud Sport will ensure that the competition is correctly regulated, and as realistic as possible.
There will also be the opportunity for 10 fans to take part in the event through the Road to Vegas Challenge.
Organized by Cloud Sport, the series of online qualifying races will ultimately lead to 10 gamers having the chance to take on the 20 Formula E drivers in the Visa Las Vegas eRace.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said, “Formula E takes one more giant step in engaging with our fans. Gamers from all over the world will be able to participate in the ‘Road to Vegas Challenge’ and earn themselves the opportunity to race against the Formula E drivers in a unique eRace."
"All this will take place within CES, the world’s largest technology show," said Agag, "highlighting our commitment to fan engagement through innovation and technology."
"We believe eSports offers a new level of fan interaction and participation in sport, and we want to be at the forefront of this gaming revolution," Agag enthused. "Gamers, welcome to Formula E - let’s race!"
For details on how to enter the Road to Vegas Challenge, including full terms and conditions, and a breakdown of the format, visit: http://roadtovegas.cloudsport.club/index.aspx
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