Wednesday | 28 Jul 2021

Belgium and Greece to host eSports WRC finals

The 2020 and 2021 eSports WRC Championship Grand Finals presented by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will take place in Belgium and Greece respectively.

The 2020 final, which was delayed due to the pandemic, will be held in Ypres on Friday 14 August during the eighth round of the FIA World Rally Championship at Renties Ypres Rally Belgium.

The 2021 finale will be held in Athens on Wednesday 8 September ahead of the following round at EKO Acropolis Rally Greece. A Toyota Yaris GR road car is up for grabs for the winner of each title.

Competing in front of a global online audience, the top eight finishers from the 2020 regular season, which attracted more than 10,000 entrants, will be joined in Ypres by wildcard event winners Greekman and Mihalo.

The seedings for the final are:

Seed

Name

Country

1

Wed_Sami-Joe05

Lebanon

2

RC LDLC OL NEXL

France

3

Izamusing

France

4

RC Noel

France

5

WeD Subee203

Hungary

6

RC Jonno.

United Kingdom

7

WeD Komatsu

Bulgaria

8

Botti Jr

Italy

Wildcard #1

Greekman

Greece

Wildcard #2

RC Mihalo

Finland

 

2019 Grand Final Highlights

The final will be fought out on WRC 9, the official game of the FIA World Rally Championship, using equipment provided by eSports WRC Championship sponsors Playseat, Fanatec, BenQ and FlexIT.

The 2021 final will take place in the Athens Olympic Velodrome, which was used for cycling competition in the 2004 Olympic Games. It is scheduled on the day before the start of Acropolis Rally Greece, the ninth round of the 2021 WRC.

With one round remaining in the regular season, five drivers (Sami-Joe, Nexl, Kriim, Noel and Izamusing) have secured their final tickets. Three more places remain up for grabs, while a wildcard will be offered to one Greek driver via an ongoing regional eSports championship, supported by Kotsovolos and Cosmote.

Drivers will compete on WRC 10, again using using equipment provided by championship sponsors Playseat, Fanatec, BenQ and FlexIT, just days after the game’s 2 September release, leveling the playing field for all competitors.

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