We Are At Gunpoint With F1: Renault Are The First Bullet In The Chamber!

Help us. The year is 2018 and the first signs of warfare are being signaled. This isn’t about my platform is better than yours. This isn’t about scaremongering. This is the truth playing out in front of your very eyes, and let me be the first person to say, I am very scared for the future.

Renault F1 team logo

It doesn’t matter what platform you currently race on, it may be Project Cars 2, rFactor2, Raceroom, iRacing, Assetto Corsa, the whole lot, F1 are going in big with esports and the major concern is how they want to steamroll the industry. Continue reading “We Are At Gunpoint With F1: Renault Are The First Bullet In The Chamber!”

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NASCAR Teams Toss Their Hat Into the Esports Ring

As we come off one of the most successful weekends for Esports and competitive gaming, with the E-League Boston CSGO Major drawing in an audience of 1.3 Million concurrent viewers and a huge upset of Cloud 9 beating out Faze to become the first North American team to win a Major, the Americans have decided that they aren’t done yet, and as such the Oval Racing sim racing community is in a buzz.

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In an article released today on sportsbusinessdaily.com Adam Stern (Which can be read here) we get the first announcement of a new iRacing series that is being pushed by the Race Team Alliance. Continue reading “NASCAR Teams Toss Their Hat Into the Esports Ring”

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Why is There Such a Push to Try and Claim Simracing as an Esport?

There is no doubting that esports are big business. The money at the top has been huge, the sponsors and lifestyle has been eye opening and for the next generation, here you have the biggest sporting stars who are cruelly under-reported. However the question posed as the title came from a well respected person of the simracing community in the form of Empty Box. His tweet got me thinking, and in response, I will answer.

Picture of the final of the 2017 league of legends final in china
The 2017 League of Legends World Championship final garnered a huge crowd in Bejing’s Bird’s Nest stadium.

In terms of commercial output and numbers of players, Empty Box is absolutely correct. I do not see a substantial way that anybody can dispute that in the next five years due to the massive console war of Xbox versus Playstation and the need for each platform to have a racing icon to back money behind. Gran Turismo is probably the reason why Japan’s simracing scene struggles to venture into the niche simulators like rFactor and iRacing due to just how important the game is over there.

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