US$1M professional racing prize up for grabs for mobile gamers as World's Fastest Gamer returns

Nachrichtenquelle: PR Newswire (engl.)
22.03.2020, 02:48  |  1697   |   |   

LONDON, March 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --

After turning a Dutch gamer into a Formula 1 simulator driver and making the racing dreams come true for a British gamer – Torque Esports Corp will again raise the bar for the third edition of World’s Fastest Gamer with a ground-breaking prize worth more than US$1 million.

 

  • WFG to provide welcome distraction from lack of real racing
  • Gamers can qualify for free for $1M prize
  • Free to Play game available to download now
  • Previous winners now professional simulator and racing drivers
  • New season to again feature global TV and streamed content
  • View teaser video at: https://youtu.be/bjJlThuPHiY

After turning a Dutch gamer into a Formula 1 simulator driver and making the racing dreams come true for a British gamer – Torque Esports Corp (TSXV: GAME) (OTCQB: MLLLF) will again raise the bar for the third edition of World's Fastest Gamer with a ground-breaking prize worth more than US$1 million.

To show support of gamers at home, fans can qualify for this huge prize by downloading the racing game Gear.Club for free on all app stores.

For the third edition of the #RacerToGamer competition, Torque Esports plans to dig even deeper and open the competition even wider to find the contestant with virtual racing skills that can transfer to real-world competition.

Thousands of potential World's Fastest Gamer winners watched round two of The Race All-Star Esports Battle live streamed on YouTube today – inspired by gamers taking on some of the biggest names in world motorsport.

Dutchman Rudy van Buren was the first winner of World's Fastest Gamer in 2017 – beating more than 30.000 contestants to earn the "dream job" for a gamer. Van Buren became a simulator driver for the McLaren Formula 1 team and three years later remains in demand as an expert in his field, taking on the same role for the Mahindra Racing Formula E team.

Van Buren won today's event staged on a virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – not only beating his fellow gamers but defeating Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E stars including Juan Pablo Montoya, Tony Kanaan, Nico Hulkenburg, Antonio Felix Da Costa and Felix Rosenqvist.

Last year James Baldwin was put through a 12-day torture test of real-world and virtual racing events against nine other top line gamers to win the second edition of World's Fastest Gamer.

Van Buren was able to pass on the right advice for Baldwin as a mentor of the Dutchman's "Team Orange" while Formula 1 legends Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello were part of the judging team that selected the winner.

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