16.02.2021: • VCO, Williams Esports and RaceSpot TV stage the VCO Cup of Nations Professional on iRacing.

• Professional drivers from 14 nations competing in particular Esports racing match format.

• Cup options prime stars together with Barrichello, Kanaan, Eng, Juncadella and M


• VCO, Williams Esports and RaceSpot TV stage the VCO Cup of Nations Professional on iRacing.

• Professional drivers from 14 nations competing in particular Esports racing match format.

• Cup options prime stars together with Barrichello, Kanaan, Eng, Juncadella and Marciello.
 

on Youtube HERE Sunday at 19:00 (CET) – LIVE

The Esports racing season solely began lately however followers won’t have to attend lengthy for the subsequent spotlight: Along with Williams Esports and RaceSpot TV, the Digital Competitors Organisation (VCO) is presenting the professional version of the VCO Cup of Nations.

The debut look of this distinctive Esports racing match thrilled followers on the iRacing simulation platform final 12 months. Again in 2020, solely Esports racers took half, however this time it is going to be the drivers from the true world of motor racing on the grid.
 

A complete of 14 nations are represented within the VCO Cup of Nations Professional, which begins on Sunday at 19:00 (CET) – LIVE on YouTube and Twitch. Eleven-time Grand Prix winner Rubens Barrichello and Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan can be battling to say total victory for Brazil.

Dani Juncadella can be sporting the colors of Spain, Raffaele Marciello is competing for Switzerland and Philipp Eng waves the flag for Austria.

It was the German crew – with Esports racers Maximilian Benecke, Jonas Wallmeier, Patrik Holzmann and Alexander Thiebe – that emerged triumphant within the first version of the cup. Mike Rockenfeller, Marius Zug and Jens Klingmann can be representing Germany for the Execs.
 

“The VCO Cup of Nations Professional is a format that we actually like,” stated Florian Haasper, CEO of VCO. “It supplies a distinct format, loads of racing motion and a number of well-known stars from actual motor racing.

Loads of Professional drivers are additionally unbelievably good Esports racers so I’m sure that they are going to ship some nice racing and top-class leisure on Sunday. The emphasis can be on having enjoyable, however it’s definitely one thing particular for the contributors to have the ability to symbolize their nation on the digital racetrack.”
 

Steven English, Head of Esports at Williams, stated: “We created the inaugural Cup of Nations match in the course of the first Covid lockdown final 12 months to entertain drivers and followers in a time when no different sport was taking place.

The format proved so in style and the match was so successful that we simply needed to convey it again. This time we have now a twist, with the Cup of Nations Professional, for less than actual world drivers. Actual life drivers have performed such an enormous half within the progress of engagement with sim racing during the last 12 months.

It’s been nice to see their participation with such dedication within the digital model of their sport. However lots of them should not capable of dedicate the time required to compete with the elite sim racers. So right here we have now a match the place they’ll compete amongst their friends.”
 

The nations can be competing in three preliminary spherical teams. Two races within the group stage and the Pole Race can be adopted by the three last races. 5 completely different vehicles can be in motion and the races will happen on six circuits – that includes a rallycross structure, difficult circuits and the legendary Indianapolis ‘Brickyard’.
 

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