HERE WE GO FOR THE FOURTH SEASON OF ESPORTS WRC powered by Hyundai!
Lesquin, France, January 23, 2019 – Bigben and Kylotonn are proud to announce that the new season of eSports WRC Powered by Hyundai will start January 24th during the legendary Monte Carlo Rally, the opening round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship.
Last season, more than 6,000 players faced off across the world on WRC 7, the official game of the WRC. In the end, it was Ulster’s Jon Armstrong, an actual WRC 2 driver, who came out on top in the championship’s grand finale.
A partner of the competition since the first season, Hyundai is renewing their participation by providing a prize, like last year, of a Hyundai i20 worth €20,000.
eSports WRC Powered by Hyundai is a competition open to everyone who owns a copy of WRC 7on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC. Points will be awarded at 12 online rounds between January and August. The 10 best results will then be used to select the best eight players for a live grand finale.
Like last year, a teams championship will also take place. Pre-selected teams, comprising up to 5 players, will face off simultaneously in the individual championships in an attempt to come away with the second teams world championship title. At each rally, the points scored by the 3 best drivers in the team will be added to the team's score. The championship will mainly be made up of teams known throughout the world of eSports racing games.
Thrustmaster is renewing its support in eSports WRC Powered by Hyundai and will provide the most immersive and realistic equipment possible for the finale. The racing specialist will also participate via special events throughout the competition, which will be held not only for the participants but also for the fans.
Here’s this season’s calendar:
Date WRC eSports Round
January 24-27 Monte Carlo
February 14-17 Sweden
March 7-10 Mexico
March 28-31 Tour de Corse
April 11-14 Wales Rally GB
April 25-28 Argentina
May 9-12 Catalonia
May 30 – June 2 Portugal
June 13-16 Sardinia
July 11-14 Australia
August 1-4 Finland
August 22-25 Germany
Who will overthrow Jon Armstrong? Check out the results of the first round of eSports WRC by Hyundai to pick your favourite!
For any questions regarding the team championship: [email protected]
More information: www.esportswrc.com
WRC 7 is available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC.
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Bigben is a major video game publisher, designer and distributor of mobile phone and gaming accessories as well as audio products. The group, recognised for its innovation and creativity, aspires to become a European leader in each of the sectors it is active in. www.bigben.fr
Created in 2006, Kylotonn is one the most important French video game development studios, also known under KT Racing label. Specialized in motorsports and official developer of the WRC FIA World Rally Championship series and Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the company is internationally recognized for its know-how and for the passion of its teams. With more than 100 employees as of today in Paris and Lyon, Kylotonn has developed more than 25 titles distributed by major publishers. Kylotonn has forged itself a strong technological expertise thanks to the real-time 3D engine KT Engine that the company owns. At the forefront of the video game industry, this technology is also used within R&D partnerships on autonomous vehicle projects in the automotive industry. Since 2018, Bigben Interactive, one of Europe's leading video game publishers, holds a 100% stake in the company. Kylotonn is member of the French National Developers Federation (Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo) and Capital Games. The company is supported by BPI, IFCIC and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
About WRC Promoter GmbH
WRC Promoter GmbH is responsible for all commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship, including TV production and the marketing of global media and sponsorship rights. The Promoter also has responsibility to increase the field of participants and to propose the venues that form the FIA WRC calendar. The World Rally Championship is the FIA’s premium rally series. WRC showcases authentic motorsport, high performance cars and the world’s best drivers competing in dramatic surroundings ranging from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the blistering heat of Mexico. Established in its current format in 1973, WRC participants battle for the drivers’ and manufacturers’ world titles at 14 rallies spanning 16 countries and five continents. Additional championship information can be found at www.wrc.com and www.wrcplus.com.