After an intense season involving 12 challenges over the course of 8 months, the time has come for the eSports WRC Powered by Hyundai final, with 9 qualified for the title, including Jon Armstrong, World Champion in 2018, and Lohan Nexl Blanc, winner in 2017.
Together with the Promoter WRC and the Rally of Wales, Bigben is happy to bring the 9 finalists together to compete in the grand final during the Rally of Wales, at the Llandudno WRC park. On Saturday 5 October, during the competition day, each eSport player will compete in 8 special qualifying rounds to determine who is the best. Only four drivers will reach the grand final, which will be held on the same day (at 6 pm, local time), and will consist of three special rounds.
Each of the 9 finalists will be a guest of the Wales Rally for three days and will have the opportunity to attend the special stages of the rally on Sunday. They will also have the possibility of using top-of-the-range simulators supplied by Playseat, Thrustmaster (T-GT base + Sparco R383 mod Rally Wheel add-on + T3PA-PRO ADD-ON + TSS HANDBRAKE Sparco Mod) and Nvidia.
Prizes up for grabs
- Hyundai, partner of the competition for 4 years, will award the winner with a Hyundai i20 Coupe worth € 20,000, and driving experience with Dani Sordo in the Rally de España
- The runner-up will receive an Anonymous Militare Chrono WRC watch worth € 5,000
- The player on the third step of the podium will receive a Playseat WRC Racing chair worth € 400 and a complete set of Thrustmaster accessories (T-GT base + Sparco rally wheel add-on R383 mod + T3PA-PRO ADD-ON + TSS HANDBRAKE Sparco Mod) worth € 1.440
The eSports WRC competition will return in 2020. The weekly challenges available in WRC 8 will give players the chance to compete against each other and test their skills. The route for 2020 final will begin during the Rallye Monte Carlo, in January. WRC 8 is available from September 5, 2019, on PC, Xbox One and PS4 and will be on the market from November 14 also in the Nintendo Switch version.