McLaren Shadow returns for second season

It has been revealed that McLaren Shadow has launched its second season.
Its purpose is to recruit the best sim racer using numerous sim racing titles in order to recruit them to the McLaren Shadow Esports Team.
Beginning in July, players will be able to qualify for season two through rFactor 2, Real Racing 3 and Forza Motorsport 7.
Winners from each qualifier will be invited to the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking for the grand finals which take place in December.
Ben Payne, Head of Esports at McLaren shared his thoughts on the news in a press release: “We’ve said before that the transference of skills between virtual and real racing are both direct and profound. Seeing both Igor and Enzo [Bonito – another member of the McLaren Shadow team] racing single seaters is incredibly exciting, and we couldn’t be more excited to launch the second season of the McLaren Shadow Project.
“Following the success of last year’s competition, we’ve been working hard off-season with our best-in class technology and gaming partners including Logitech G, Alienware and Sparco to deliver a format and prize that excites and engages gamers and fans around the world. We are looking forward to the qualifiers kicking-off soon and seeing who we get through the qualifiers to join us at finals in December.”
Chief Executive Officer Zac Brown also commented: “At McLaren we’re proud to be at the forefront of esports, and McLaren Shadow Project season 1 exceeded all expectations. Our experience across the McLaren Group puts us in a unique position to be able to deliver a competition of this calibre and one that truly shadows McLaren’s real-world racing programme.
“It connected us with new audiences, partners and generated a huge amount of excitement internally. I’m looking forward to seeing how this year’s talent shapes up.”
Season one saw Brazilian Igor Fraga take home the championship and secure his place on the Mclaren Shadow Esports Team.

Image credit: McLaren

 

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