Top gamers will begin their campaign for the inaugural eSports WRC Championship title during the Rallye Monte Carlo from Friday to Monday.
The excitement of the action on France’s treacherous Alpine mountain roads in the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship will be matched by the fierce competition on global game consoles.
The battle for the eSports world title will be played out on WRC 5, the WRC’s official video game. It is the first rally/racing game to feature its own global eSports championship, allowing gamers to compete in multi-player tournaments run simultaneously with WRC rounds.
It will bring the best WRC 5 drivers together for a tournament that starts next week and continues until the world champions are crowned on-event at Wales Rally in Great Britain on October 28 to 31.
The eSports WRC season is split into two halves, with separate categories for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC players. Each half has five tension-filled qualifying rounds and a semifinals held at the same time as WRC events, with the three top drivers on each platform invited to the final.