With the top-tier MotoGP™ eSport Global Series kicking off last month at the Algarve International Circuit, qualification has begun in the MotoGP 21 game for the Rising Stars Series.
Think of the Rising Stars Series as similar in some ways to the F1 Esports Challengers championship. Budding riders will duke it out across four online challenges split into three regions and three online regional finals for a guaranteed place in the 2022 MotoGP™ eSport Championship Pro Draft.
This is the first MotoGP esports series to utilise the new MotoGP 21 game, with qualification for the Global Series using MotoGP 20.
The official game of the real-life series was updated this week and includes a dedicated area on the main home screen to take part in the Rising Stars Series.
To take part, you must first register on the MotoGP eSports website, then boot up the game on PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One or Xbox Series. Upon entering the Rising Starts Series section, you then must pass three single-lap competence tests.
After that, you are all set. The first challenge is now live, too. You’ll be Francesco Bagnaia around Assen in dry conditions and you have between the 1st and 4th July to submit your best time. The challenge calendar is below and best of luck if you fancy taking on some of the hottest MotoGP esports talent.
MotoGP eSport Championship Rising Stars Series 2021 challenge calendar
1st-4th July 2021 – Challenge 1 – TT Circuit Assen, Dry
15th-18th July 2021 – Challenge 2 – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Dry
22nd-25th July 2021 – Challenge 3 – Sachsenring, Wet
29th July – 1st August 2021 – Challenge 4 – Red Bull Ring, Dry