World’s Fastest Gamer Competition Returns With $1 Million Prize
Torque Esports Corp turned a Dutch gamer into a Formula 1 simulation driver and brought a British gamer’s racing dreams to life. They’re raising the bar once again! The third edition of the World’s Fastest Gamer competition comes with a staggering $1 million prize pool! How’s that? Does that get your need for speed going strong?
They want to show support for all the gamers that are stuck at home, so thus begins the next World’s Fastest Gamer. So what are the details?
If you are interested in joining this competition, the best part is that you can do it at home from any app store you choose! All you need to do to take part is download the racing game Gear.Club. Torque Esports want to dig deeper with the third iteration of the #RacertoGamer competition. The aim is to find the contestant with the virtual skills that will transfer into a real-world competition.
Round 2 of The Race All-Star Esports Battle live-streamed today on YouTube with thousands tuning in. It was inspired by some of the biggest names in motorsport. Now, it could be your turn to join the best of the best in virtual motorsports.
The first winner of the World’s Fastest Gamer competition was Dutch Rudy van Buren. He defeated more than 30,000 contestants to earn his “dream job.” From there, Van Buren became a simulator driver for the McLaren Formula 1 team and is still an expert in the field three years later. He now works for the Mahindra Racing Formula E team and won today’s event held on a virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway course.
He bested not only fellow gamers but Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E stars including Juan Pablo Montoya, Tony Kanaan, Nico Hulkenburg, Antonio Felix Da Costa and Felix Rosenqvist. Last year’s tournament had James Baldwin become the winner, after a 12-day test of real-world and virtual racing events, against nine other aces in the motorsport world.
Once motorsports begin anew this year, Baldwin will begin his racing career, driving a Mclaren 720s for the team co-owned by 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button – Jenson Team Rocket RJN.
Darren Cox, Torque Esports president and CEO, spoke about this upcoming iteration of the tournament. “While we are unable to confirm the timing for our finals tour and what the grand prize will be in 2020 with all the current cancellations and restrictions, we’re going to start the search to find the best of the best,” Cox said.
“As part of the ‘stay at home economy’ – more and more people are turning to gaming as other forms of entertainment are canceled. Our gaming studio Eden Games is reporting a 216% increase in players racing on our Gear. Club platform while Torque Esports’ data analysis experts Stream Hatchet are monitoring dramatic increases across all streaming platforms in the gaming genre.”
Cox continued, “If we really want to dig deep and find that hidden talent that has those incredible skills that can transfer across to the real-world motorsport – then this is the time to do it.”
Over the next few weeks, many qualifying events will be held, including the first Gear.Club mobile-based entry mechanism. Season 3 was revealed today during The Race All-Star Esports Battle broadcast, which debuted last week as part of an esports racing event.
“We’ve shown that the skills used in the online version of motorsport can transfer across to the real thing and we’re continuing to blur the lines between virtual and reality in the sport,” Cox said. “This is just the first of many big announcements we have coming up for World’s Fastest Gamer. We’re very excited about the chance to make a gamer’s dreams come true.”
This is the best time for something like this. With so many mobile gaming fans being stuck at home, this is the right time to get the practice in and prepare for Season 3 of the World’s Fastest Gamer competition. If you think you have what it takes to potentially take your career to the next level, this is the time to do it.
Season 1 was shown as a part of a four-part documentary on many major networks: ESPN, Sky, CNBC, and Fox Sports, with more than 400 million viewers. Season 2’s six-part documentary will be announced soon as well! Now that’s a great way to get your name out there. Even if you don’t win, there’s always a chance a team or company will see you and your skills. Who knows? You can’t win if you don’t play!