A new step is waiting for the top drivers in the eSports WRC Championship with this week’s Rally Argentina.
eSports WRC’s fourth qualification round is on a stage called Capilla del Monte, made exclusively of sand. It is a 5.28 km stage which is characterized by a contrast between soft roads and rocky narrow lines where gamers will need to stay focused to avoid mistakes.
The weekend’s final will be broadcast live on Twitch (http://www.twitch.tv/esl_wrcthegame) on Sunday 24th April, from 4.00pm (GMT+1). eSports WRC is sponsored by Hyundai, which has entered two teams in the real-life WRC for famous drivers Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo, Hayden Paddon and Kevin Abbring. Hyundai will offer a premium i20 road car, worth 20,000€, to the winner of the virtual global tournament.
Nine players qualified in Monte-Carlo, Sweden and Mexico for the first semi-final (Rally Italia Sardegna), with the best 3 drivers on each platform.
The eSports WRC season is divided into two halves with 5 qualifying rounds and a semi-final for each half. The semi-finals will be played online during Rally Italia Sardegna (9 – 12 June) and Rally RACCCatalunya (13 – 16 October), right before the grand finale at Wales Rally GB, where the best 18 drivers will be invited to fight for the title. eSports WRC is a virtual adventure which will put players in the boots of real drivers as they feel the excitement and the pressure of rallying / competing in the most difficult and challenging conditions as the real stars of the WRC do!
The tournament is organised by Bigben Interactive, Kylotonn Games and WRC Promoter, in conjunction with ESL, the world’s largest eSports company and sponsored by Hyundai.