Category Archives: Racing

UK racing game player Brendon Leigh crowned F1 Esports Series World Champion

18-year-old Brendon Leigh has been named the first-ever Formula 1 Esports Series World Champion. The British esports player won the Series final event, held on Saturday November 25th in the F1 paddock at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Leigh collected a total of 74 points across the three races – Montreal, Spa Francorchamps and Yas Marina…
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Winner of McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer revealed

British automotive brand McLaren has completed its first World's Fastest Gamer esports tournament. Rudy Van Buren, a 25-year-old sales manager from the Netherlands, has beaten more than 30,000 contestants to be crowned the World's Fastest Gamer. In the final round of the contest, a four-hour assessment using McLaren's Formula 1 simulator, Van Buren beat countryman…
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Two Brits reach final 12 in McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer

McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer racing esports tournament is about to enter its final phase, as 12 finalists battle it out over an intense week of challenges. The winner will join the McLaren F1 team as an official simulator driver. Isaac Price and Harry Jacks are the two UK players in the finals - both aged 22.…
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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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