Las Vegas eRace

Formula E drivers and fans to compete for biggest prize in eSports racing history at CES in January

 

5 January, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada USA ©2013, Lesley Ann Miller LAT Photo USA

5 January, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
©2013, Lesley Ann Miller
LAT Photo USA

The FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, will pit some of the leading names in motorsport against fans in a virtual race in Las Vegas in a bid to win a share of the biggest prize in eSports racing history at CES in January.

 

Exactly three years after the Spark-Renault SRT_01E made its public debut in Las Vegas, all 20 Formula E drivers will test their skills on a specially designed track, incorporating the famous Las Vegas Strip, for the opportunity to win a share of $1 million.

There will also be the opportunity for 10 fans to take part in the event through the Road to Vegas Challenge. Organised by Cloud Sport, the series of online qualifying races will ultimately lead to 10 gamers having the chance to take on the 20 Formula E drivers in the Las Vegas eRace.

For details on how to enter the Road to Vegas Challenge, including full terms and conditions, and a breakdown of the format, visithttp://roadtovegas.cloudsport.club/index.aspx

The ground-breaking Las Vegas eRace is taking place at the The Venetian Hotel as part of Sports Business Innovation presented by Turner Sports (January 5-7) at CES – http://www.sportsbusinessinnovation.com/#about

The competitors will use Playseat gaming rigs running rFactor 2 software, while Cloud Sport will ensure that the competition is correctly regulated, and as realistic as possible.

Full breakdown of prize pot:

1st $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

11-30th $20,000

Pole: $25,000

Fastest lap: $10,000