Following an intense season involving 12 challenges over 8 months, the time has come for the final of the eSports WRC Powered by Hyundai, with 9 qualifiers vying for the title, including Jon Armstrong, 2018 World Champion, and Lohan “Nexl” Blanc, the 2017 winner.
Together with WRC Promoter and the Wales Rally GB, Bigben is pleased to be bringing the 9 finalists together to compete in the grand final during the Wales Rally GB, at the Llandudno WRC service park. On Saturday 5 October, during the day’s competition, each eSports player will compete in 8 special qualification stages to see who is best. Only 4 drivers will go on to the grand final, which will be held the same day (at 6 pm local time), over 3 special stages.
Follow the grand final on one of the following channels:
- On the social networks: WRC, WRC The Official Game, Hyundai Motorsport, Thrustmaster, Playseat®, Red Bull Gaming
- On the WRC + digital platform
- On the official WRC TV Broadcasters
- Through our media partners: Motorsport Network and Red Bull
Each of the 9 finalists will have an inside look at the Wales Rally GB for 3 days and will be able to attend the rally’s special stages on Sunday. They will be using top-end simulators provided by Playseat®, Thrustmaster (T-GT base + Rally Wheel add-on Sparco® r383 mod + T3PA-PRO ADD-ON + TSS HANDBRAKE Sparco Mod) and NVIDIA.
The three finalists in the competition will each receive a prize from our partners:
- Hyundai, a partner of the competition for 4 years, will award the winner a Hyundai i20 Coupe worth €20,000, and a co-driving experience with Dani Sordo in the Rally de España
- The second-place winner will receive an Anonimo Militare Chrono WRC watch worth €5,000
- The player on the third step of the podium will receive a Playseat® WRC Racing chair worth €400 and a complete set of Thrustmaster equipment (T-GT base + Rally Wheel add-on Sparco® r383 mod + T3PA-PRO ADD-ON + TSS HANDBRAKE Sparco Mod) worth €1,440.
The eSports WRC competition will be back in 2020. The weekly challenges available in WRC 8 enable players to compete against each other and test their skills, and the path to the 2020 world final will begin during the Rallye Monte Carlo in January 2020.
WRC 8 is available since the 5th of September 2019 on PC, Xbox One and PS4TM and on the 14th of November on Nintendo Switch