Isaac “VP Isaac21” Gillissen Wins Logitech G Challenge Grand Finals in Las Vegas
Logitech G, a brand of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, announced today that Isaac “VP Isaac21” Gillissen, from Delft, Netherlands took the checkered flag in the Logitech G Challenge Grand Finals, held on November 16, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gillissen battled in Project CARS 2, to earn a well-fought victory for this global competition to find the best eRacer.
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Isaac “VP Isaac21” Gillissen, from Delft, Netherlands took the checkered flag in the Logitech G Challenge Grand Finals, held on November 16, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Business Wire)
Gillissen, a 19 year old aeronautical engineering student, beat more than 22,000 drivers from around the world, to be crowned the Logitech G Challenge Champion. Gillissen, joins 2018 G Challenge winner Igor Fraga, walking away with prizes including a suite of Logitech G gaming gear and a chance to compete in the McLaren Shadow Final at the McLaren Technology Center in London.
“This has been the most incredible experience and words can’t describe how I feel right now,” said Gillissen. "To think that I came to Las Vegas for the very first time, and I’m leaving as the G Challenge winner -- I can’t thank Logitech G enough for giving me this amazing opportunity. Being here, meeting the Logitech team and competing with some amazing people has been an unforgettable experience.”
This year's G Challenge competition kicked off in May 2019 at the Indianapolis 500, and saw gamers from around the world compete for a coveted position in this month’s gruelling finals. After numerous heats across a variety of different games and platforms, 8 grand finalists were invited to the Pokergo Studios at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada to go head-to-head in one last day of racing.
In the Grand Finals, drivers competed in four races, which include ten minutes of qualifying, and between eight to ten laps races, totaling 20 minutes of maximum racing against each other in simulation rigs fitted with the latest Logitech G gear. The race was officiated by Max Papis, one of the most versatile drivers of his era and Indy 500 Steward; while shoutcasters Luke Crane and Frank Bowen called the action alongside Andy Dudynsky who reported from “pit row”.