Category Archives: Racing

5 things we learnt about MotoGP esports from the finals in Valencia

During the final run of the MotoGP motor racing season, Esports News UK's Craig Robinson attended the MotoGP Esport Championship event that coincided with the real life motorbike race in Valencia. As a unique and niche esport, we list some of the elements that set MotoGP apart from other competitive titles.   1. The finals…
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UK sim racers selected for F1 Esports Series

Four sim racers from the UK have been selected by Formula One teams to compete in the second season of the F1 Esports Series. Over the course of four online qualifying rounds, more than 66,000 players battled it out to secure a place for the Pro Draft, completing 1.1 million laps in a total of…
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‘We’ve crowned champions, seen tears, and the races always live up to their hype’ – the grassroots F1 esports tournament that’s in its 10th season

With the first official F1 Esports Series (won by UK player Brendon Leigh) concluding last November, F1 esports is now on the map - but what about smaller grassroots leagues? PS4 racing league F1 Ts Hub has not long completed its eight season, having been running for five years now.  Season 10 has averaged its…
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UK racing game player Brendon Leigh crowned F1 Esports Series World Champion

18-year-old Brendon Leigh has been named the first-ever Formula 1 Esports Series World Champion. The British esports player won the Series final event, held on Saturday November 25th in the F1 paddock at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Leigh collected a total of 74 points across the three races – Montreal, Spa Francorchamps and Yas Marina…
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Winner of McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer revealed

British automotive brand McLaren has completed its first World's Fastest Gamer esports tournament. Rudy Van Buren, a 25-year-old sales manager from the Netherlands, has beaten more than 30,000 contestants to be crowned the World's Fastest Gamer. In the final round of the contest, a four-hour assessment using McLaren's Formula 1 simulator, Van Buren beat countryman…
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Two Brits reach final 12 in McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer

McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer racing esports tournament is about to enter its final phase, as 12 finalists battle it out over an intense week of challenges. The winner will join the McLaren F1 team as an official simulator driver. Isaac Price and Harry Jacks are the two UK players in the finals - both aged 22.…
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First female-only esports racing tournament launches in London

A new female-only esports racing game tournament - Women and Wheels - has been announced. Its launch event will take place at the annual European Women in Games Conference in London this week, and the competition itself will get underway online in the next fortnight. Prizes include a €3,000 Racing Simulator Chair, two Fanatec Racing Wheel and Pedal Sets, a…
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