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Formula E launches Accelerate esports competition

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If electric single-seater cars driving around street circuits are your thing, then boy have Formula E got an esports competition for you!

Announced today, the new Formula E esports competition will again be held on the rFactor 2 simulation platform and this time now features a prize fund of €100,000 and a test in a Gen2 car in real life.

What else is new?

Also new for this competition is the addition of Attack Mode and energy management after development work from Studio 397. This promises to create some new interesting strategy for the drivers to implement and the commentary team to discuss.

Formula E last held and esports competition during the lockdown periods caused by COVID-19

The competition also promises to feature all 12 Formula E race teams with a full 24 car grid. Teams will select their drivers at their discretion, but to assist with that process, there will be a qualification hotlap competition that is running from now until midnight on 13th January. The top three drivers from the hotlap competition are guaranteed a space in the grid, although it seems likely others will be chosen as well.

The Schedule

When we get to racing, there will be six rounds, with a big gap after round 3 to accommodate the Diryah E-Prix from Saudi Arabia (scheduled to take place 26th and 27th February).

  • January 28 – Round 1
  • February 4 – Round 2
  • February 11 – Round 3
  • March 11 – Round 4
  • March 18 – Round 5
  • March 25 – Grand Final

The time of the broadcasts have not been confirmed but the broadcasts are scheduled to be 90 minutes long and the races are 25 minutes.

How to Enter

Unfortunately, anyone called Daniel Abt is unlikely to be able to enter.

But, if that isn’t a problem for you then you can see all of the information on Formula E’s site. You will however need to own (at a minimum) rFactor 2 on PC, Formula E Gen2 car DLC and the Berlin Templhof E-Prix DLC.

Want to keep up-to-date with the latest racing esports news? You can find it all at traxion.gg/esports.

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