Category Archives: Racing

First female-only esports racing tournament launches in London

A new female-only esports racing game tournament - Women and Wheels - has been announced. Its launch event will take place at the annual European Women in Games Conference in London this week, and the competition itself will get underway online in the next fortnight. Prizes include a €3,000 Racing Simulator Chair, two Fanatec Racing Wheel and Pedal Sets, a…
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F1 esports deal a big opportunity but an even bigger gamble – opinion

Esports News UK editor Dominic Sacco shares his thoughts on today's news regarding the Formula 1 Esports Series. Racing games are a big of an enigma in the world of esports - they're currently seen as a specialist niche rather than a widespread hit. While the likes of Forza, Project Cars and Gran Turismo are all very impressive…
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UK games developer Codemasters has esports in mind for future games

Long-running UK-based games developer Codemasters is looking at adding better esports functionality into its racing games. The studio started out in the '80s, producing some of the industry's early 8-bit games, and over the past decade it has really grown its reputation in the racing game genre with brands such as DiRt and the official F1…
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BT Sport plans more esports coverage following ‘extremely positive’ feedback

UK TV broadcaster BT Sport has announced it will be producing more video gaming and esports content. Games industry production agency Attention Seekers has entered into an exclusive agreement with BT Productions, the production arm of BT Sport, to produce new gaming content, both pre-recorded and live. Attention Seekers will have access to BT Productions’ facilities…
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Where will the winner of McLaren’s esports competition work? (behind the scenes HQ tour & video interview)

Earlier this month British racing brand McLaren became the first Formula 1 team to enter esports. It announced the World's Fastest Gamer - a new esports tournament that runs across several games including Forza, Project Cars, Gran Turismo and even mobile games. The winner will land a one-year contract with McLaren's F1 team as one of its official simulator…
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You can now support Esports News UK on Patreon

You can now help support our UK eSports coverage by donating a small amount through the ENUK page on crowdfunding website Patreon. If you're a fan of what we do, and would like to contribute, you will allow us to produce better content, cover more games and pay for better web hosting (which means our site won't…
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The top prize for this eSports tournament is an actual car

Forget UK eSports prize pools of £10,000 - the world's best World Rally Championship (WRC) player will win a car worth €20,000. The eSports WRC Championship - hosted by ESL - is a global tournament for the WRC 5 racing game with matches held on combined platforms (PS4, Xbox One and PC). Qualifications will take place most of this…
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