Gentlefolk, start your … controllers? Registration for preliminary races is now open in the new Esport Le Mans series run through the Forza Motorsport 7 racing engine. The Silverstone event will be the first of 6 preliminaries leading up to the famous Le Mans 24 Hours, and will give e-racers a chance to make the podium alongside their analog counterparts. With no tires, fuel, transport, or maintenance one might view this as the greenest racing circuit out there!
Register now for the new Le Mans Esports Series
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has officially launched the Le Mans Esports Series at Silverstone, with registration and qualifying now open. The competition will run on Forza Motorsport 7, in partnership between the Motorsport Network, ACO and French Esports company Glory4Gamers who will manage the events.
Silverstone is the first of six preliminary rounds, which will run until May 2019.
There are numerous ways gamers can qualify for the super final at the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours, with both offline and online events as well as three on-site events including the Fuji World Endurance Championship round and Autosport International 2019. Click on the link below to sign up.
The competition is open to all categories of competitors, from the elite Esports drivers to amateur gamers the world over.
It aims to be the most accessible Esports tournament yet, and capture the “spirit of Le Mans”.
As well as getting a share of the $100,000 prize fund, winners also have a chance to secure a spot on the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours podium.
In order to have a chance at appearing alongside the real-life winners on one of the most iconic podiums in motor racing, players can either enter individually or form a three-driver team and race their way through the qualifying rounds and into the live Super Final, which takes place ahead of the big race at Le Mans in June 2019.
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