F1 Esports 2020 announced by Formula 1 with $750,000 prize pool

F1 Esports 2020 announced by Formula 1 with $750,000 prize pool

The F1 Esports Series presented by Aramco announced the start of its fourth installment of the F1 Esports Pro Series. The sim racing series organized by Gfinity will see all 10 Formula One teams field drivers competing for the massive $750,000 prize pool.

The prize pool in itself is rather massive. Needless to say, you can expect high quality action and gameplay from these professionals.

A different kind of F1 Esports tournament

The season will start with a draft. In the draft, each of the F1 teams must select at least one driver for their three-driver rosters from a pool of 45.

Initially, 2,37,000 candidates tried to qualify for this year’s competition. Existing and rookie drivers will compete in the F1 Esports Pro Series 2020 running between October and December in a 12-round championship format played on Codemasters’ F1 2020 game.

The Pro Series broadcast created in the Gfinity Arena in London will be aired on F1’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Huya channels and select TV stations.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 F1 Esports Pro Series will be run remotely with all competitors racing from either their homes or team factories. Aside from Aramco, DHL and Fanatec are sponsoring the competition.

At any rate, we are glad to see that F1 Esports is still alive and kicking. The Covid pandemic has changed quite a few things and F1 Esports is one of them. In the future, we hope to see more such events from them.

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