Playing on the Race Room game as their main platform, E1 Championship is approaching its final three races of the season. Competitive racing simulators, or sim racing, is a fast-growing subset of esports. Having been exposed to these types of games since the start of video game consoles, people have been drawn to franchises like Forza, Gran Turismo, and Asphalt. These games are taken to the next level with the E1 Championship.
Filipino Driver Inigo Anton of GT Radial Eurasia Motorsport who is currently in 6th place will need to push hard to get a top-3 finish, and secure his share of the US$15,000 prize pool. The tension is on as there’s only a 6-point gap between him and Malaysia’s Troy Eimann of Scuderia Stratos in 5th place, and an uphill challenge after that to catch up to the two drivers of team RSG.
“The E1 Championship has been a great opportunity for me as a sim-racer. I want to thank my team – GT Radial Eurasia Motorsport Team for believing in me, and also the Filipino fans who have been cheering me on. The next 3 races are going to be tough as I and the team continue to push for a top-3 finish. There’s a lot at stake and it will come down to the final round as I hope to finish strong and get the best out of the double points on offer,” Inigo Anton, GT Radial Eurasia Motorsport.
Drivers must continue performing their best over the last three races of the season, especially with double race points up for grabs at the final round. The top 10 drivers will also need to push harder to overcome the success ballast to keep their placing on the leaderboard. The top three drivers will have an added 15KG, 12KG and 10KG ballast respectively on the following races.
E1 Championship on eGG Network
The final three races of the season will be happening at Silverstone UK on the 7th, Road America on the 14th, and Bathurst Australia on 21st January 2021. Races will be broadcasted live on TV on eGG Network and on the E1 Championship Facebook page.
Organised by Astro’s esports and gaming channel eGG Network and former F1 driver Alex Yoong’s Axle Sports, E1 Championship aims to provide a platform for the best sim racing drivers in Asia Pacific to compete at the highest level.
E1 Championship has attracted a number of young up and coming talents who are dominating the standings, such as 16-year-old Malaysian Troy Eimann of team Scuderia Stratos (currently in 5th place), 16-year-old Filipino Inigo Anton of team GT Radial Eurasia (currently in 6th place), 14-year-old Australian Kalen Chin of team Black Wolf Racing (currently in 7th place), and 13-year-old Sri Lankan Yevan David of team Stratos Motorsports (currently in 8th place).
Be sure to catch Round 6 of the E1 Championship this Thursday, 7th January 2021 at 10pm (GMT+8) on eGG Network or on the E1 Championship Facebook page. For weekly updates, follow the E1 Championship on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.