F1 Esports Pro Series 2018 start today in London

F1 Esports Pro Series 2018 start today in London

10.10.2018: Formula 1 is revving up for the launch of the F1 Esports Pro Series 2018 presented by New Balance, where the official F1 Esports teams will battle it out to be named this year’s F1 Esports Series Teams’ and Drivers’ World Champions

Formula 1 is revving up for the launch of the F1 Esports Pro Series 2018 presented by New Balance, where the official F1 Esports teams will battle it out to be named this year’s F1 Esports Series Teams’ and Drivers’ World Champions on Codemasters’ F1 2018 videogame.



The Pro Series will be held as a series of three live events at London’s Gfinity Esports Arena on October 10th, October 31st and the Grand Finale across November 16th and 17th.




The events will be streamed live on Facebook and broadcast globally on selected TV networks, bringing the excitement and exhilaration of Formula 1 to a new generation of fans across the globe.



Having undergone an intensive selection process, the drivers will race for nine of the teams competing in the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports, Red Bull Racing Esports Team, Hype Energy eForce India F1 Esports Team, Williams Esports, Renault Sport Team Vitality, Haas F1 Esports Team, McLaren Shadow, Toro Rosso Esports Team and Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 eSports Team.



The Pro Series is the exciting climax of the award-winning F1 Esports Series, which has seen 66,000 players compete over four online qualifying rounds earlier in the year to secure a coveted place in the inaugural F1 Esports Pro Draft in July.



Completing 1.1 million laps in F1 2017, the official game of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC.



Just 16 of the most talented gamers from nine countries secured places on the official F1 teams at the Pro Draft in July, which reached over 1 million people around the world.



They will now race alongside established racers for a coveted prize fund of $200,000, allocated to the teams based on their positions in the team standings. You can catch up on all the action behind the inaugural Pro Draft on YouTube.




The teams and drivers, confirmed so far, that will go head to head and compete in this year’s Pro Series are:



Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 eSports Team


Allert van der Wal (Netherlands), Sonuc Saltunc (Great Britain), Salih Saltunc (Great Britain)



Haas F1 Esports Team

Martin Stefanko (Czech Republic), Michal Smidl (Czech Republic)



Hype Energy eForce India F1 Esports Team

Fabrizio Donoso Delgado (Chile), Mads Sørensen (Denmark), Marcel Kiefer (Germany)



McLaren Shadow

Olli Pahkala (Finland), Bono Huis (Netherlands), Enzo Bonito (Italy)



Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports


Daniel Bereznay (Hungary), Brendon Leigh (Great Britain), Harry Jacks (Great Britain)



Red Bull Racing Esports Team


Joni Tormala (Finland), Graham Carroll (Great Britain)




Renault Sport Team Vitality

Kimmy Larsson (Sweden), James Doherty (Great Britain), Sven Zurner (Germany)



Toro Rosso Esports Team


Cem Bolukbasi (Turkey), Patrick Holzmann (Germany), Frederik Rasmussen (Denmark)



Williams Esports


Tino Naukkarinen (Finland), Alvaro Carreton (Spain), Alex Hanses (Germany)
        

 

 

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