Hyundai sponsored World Rally Championship esports season starts January 24th

The following text is from a press release given to Inven Global for publication


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

▲ Last seasons top players - Jon Armstrong, the 22-year-old competitor holding the trophy, was crowned the world champion. A competitive rally racer in real life, used his experience and racing mastery to great success.


Who will overthrow Jon Armstrong? Check out the results of the first round of eSports WRC by Hyundai to pick your favorite!

For any questions regarding the team championship:teams@esportswrc.com

More information: www.esportswrc.com

WRC 7 is available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC.

Find WCR on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

WRC the Official Game  @wrcthegame   Bigben Games  @wrcthegame

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