The Formula And draw the race’s virtual million dollars


on The 7th of January, during the celebration of the ePrix of
Las Vegas, will dispute the VISA Vegas eRace, the first race on the virtual
framework of the Formula E. In an unprecedented union between a competition FIA and
eSports, the 20 riders of the category of single-seaters-electric and 10
best drivers simulator play a career virtual that provides a total
of a million dollars in prizes
. A race that far from being a ‘prick’ to
a video game that is supposed to give you once more the validity of simulators as a means of
training, as does the Nissan GT Academy or iRacing.

Experts in the sector categorized the VISA Vegas eRace as
the career virtual of more high-profile of all the times
, surpassing the
events of Gran Turismo or other simulators like Forza or Project Cars. Not
only because in game is the biggest jackpot prizes that has been ever offered
for a career in eSports
, but because of the same take 20 pilots
fastest in the world, many of them with a past in Formula 1 and with
present in categories such as the World Endurance (WEC).

Participants in the first edition of the Visa Vegas eRace

Team Pilot 1 Pilot 2 Pilot eSports
ABT Schaeffler Audi Lucas Di Grassi Daniel Abt Patrik Holzmann (GER)
Andretti Formula E Robin Frijns A. Felix Da Costa Aleksi Usui-Jaakkola (FIN)
DS Virgin Sam Bird ‘Pechito’ López Graham Carroll (GBR)
Faraday Future Dragon Loïc Duval Jerome D’ambrosio Bono Huis (NED)
Mahindra Racing Felix Rosenqvist Nick Heidfeld Olli Pahkala (END)
NextEV NIO Nelsinho Piquet Oliver Turvey Petar Brljak (CRO)
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Mitch Evans Adam Carroll Greger Huttu (FIN)
Renault and.Dams Sébastien Buemi Nico Prost David Greco (ITA)
Techeetah Jean-Eric Vergne Ma Qing Hua Enzo Bonito (ITA)
Venturi Formula E Stéphane Sarrazin Maro Engel Aleksi Elomaa (FIN)

The dynamics of this race of eSports is similar to that of a
weekend the use of the Formula E, with the small exception that will be played
in the virtual world. All in all, 10 drivers of eSports have been matched
in the ten teams that make up the category
, thus forming formations of three
pilots in which they compete, the two drivers of the team to Formula E and
one arrived from the ‘Road to Vegas Challenge’
, a system of classification that is
he has played over the past few months (rFactor 2), and among those that have come out winners
10 drivers of eSports will compete in Las Vegas

Although it is very difficult to speak of favorites in a race
as VISA Vegas eRace, what is certain is that between the pilots of eSports there is a
own name, the finn Greger Huttu. At 35 years and after living the
jump experience from the simulator to a single-seater real years ago, many
placed him as the favorite for the final victory in this race. All in all,
we need to be very attentive to her four team-mates, because of the
ten pilots of eSports classified, five competing in the
colors of Team Redline
, training for which has past Richie Stanaway and contained the names of
Lando Norris and Max Verstappen.

The VISA Vegas eRace will be able to follow in Twich, a popular streaming platform for video games and on the official website of the Formula E.

Listing of Awards of the Visa las Vegas eRace

Posición Premio
200.000 $
2nd 100.000 $
3rd 50.000 $
4th 42.500 $
5th 35.000 $
6th 32.500 $
7th 30.000 $
8th 27.500 $
9th 25.000 $
10th 22.500 $
11th – 30th 20.000 $
Pole Position 25.000 $
Fastest Lap 10.000 $