Mike Stubbs . Tournaments . Friday 2nd September 2016 . 09:58
Formula E is heading to Las Vegas, for a $1 million race featuring all 20 drivers.
The race will take place at the Venetian Hotel as part of the Sport Business and Innovation Summit at CES next year. The players will use playseat simulators running rFactor 2 software, which will feature a specially designed track that includes the Las Vegas strip.
Ten fans will also be able to compete against the pros, earning their spot through online qualifiers, which are being organised by Cloud Sport.
Prize pool distribution is yet to be announced but the $1 million prize pool is easily the largest prize pool in racing game history.
“Formula E takes one more giant step in engaging with our fans,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E. “Gamers from all over the world will be able to participate in the ‘Road to Vegas Challenge’ and earn themselves the opportunity to race against the Formula E drivers in a unique eRace. All this will take place within CES, the world’s largest technology show, highlighting our commitment to fan engagement through innovation and technology. We believe eSports offers a new level of fan interaction and participation in sport, and we want to be at the forefront of this gaming revolution. Gamers, welcome to Formula E - let’s race!”