System E has launched a six-round esports competitors for which each full-time entrant will obtain a share of a €100,000 prize fund, with the winner profitable a real-life automobile check.
The brand new Speed up collection follows on from the System E Race at House Problem, a digital championship launched throughout the first peek of the worldwide well being disaster final 12 months.
Speed up will function an entire 24-car digital grid and run on the Issue 2 gaming platform utilizing simulations of real-world FE avenue circuits.
Forward of the primary occasion, a qualifying session – now in progress and operating till 23.59 on 13 January – open to everybody will probably be held on a digital Tempelhof Airport circuit in Berlin, the venue of the six-race 2019-20 season finale.
The sim racers who set the top-three quickest occasions are assured a spot within the Speed up competitors, though FE has mentioned that is the minimal quantity of people that will advance.
Each driver will race and rating factors for a real-world FE staff, from which they’ll receive ideas, mentoring, and “different expertise improvement alternatives”.
The web 25-minute races, which function as a part of 90-minute broadcasts, will now additionally combine power administration and Assault Mode, whereby drivers can allow the next energy mode.
For individuals who attain any one of the six rounds, with the finale value double factors, they are assured a share of a minimal prize pool of €100,000.
Whereas the flagship Race at House Problem was contested by all collaborating FE drivers final 12 months, a concurrent competitors for sim racers additionally took place.
Comparable to that side of the championship final 12 months, the total champion will obtain a real-world check of the Gen2 FE automobile.
For the fourth and final spherical, two further races will be held – every one that includes 12 real-life FE drivers.
Mercedes racer Stoffel Vandoorne, who gained the Race at House Problem, mentioned: “System E continues to create alternatives for followers and the subsequent technology of racing drivers to become involved with the game, and System E Speed up will see quite a lot of enhancements that carry us nearer to the real-life expertise since our final occasion.
“Having gained the System E Race House Problem, I realized how aggressive and demanding it’s to race at such a excessive customary frequently.
“This time there will probably be an additional problem, having to take care of the introduction of power administration and Assault Mode – one thing even I haven’t tried but – so it is going to be fascinating to see how drivers handle.”