In US-based sports parlance, a three-peat is a term used when a team wins something three times in a row. So by that logic, Sami-Joe’s current winning streak is a ‘five-peat’ as the Lebanese rally star won once again in the 2021 eSports WRC Championship presented by Toyota Gazoo Racing.
Held over two stages of the New Zealand WRC round – which sadly didn’t happen in real life due to Coivd-19 – within the WRC 9 game, the tight and twisty gravel stages provided a stern test for competitors. If the 6.86 km Batley Reverse stage wasn’t enough for entrants, then it was followed by the mighty 22.04 km Te Akau South.
Once again, much like Sami-Joe’s victory, previous champion Nexl was in second, this time just under five seconds behind. ERally Drivers’ Kriim rounded out the podium. For the first time this season, two drivers made it into the overall top ten who weren’t part of a pro esports team, showing just how anyone with the game can deliver a stand-out performance.
The next round will be held on the asphalt stages in Germany between 15th-19th April and is open to anyone with WRC 9 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series.
Results image from wrc.com