Monday | 16 Apr 2018

WRC 7 wins top honours

WRC 7, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship, has landed two major industry awards.

It was named 2017’s Best Off-Road Game and Best Surprise by Team VVV, the leading website for motor racing games and a major influencer within the industry.

“WRC 7 is without question one of the most intense rally games ever made,” said judges.

The double honour follows the accolade of being named Best Sports Game in last year’s Ping Awards.

WRC 7 is published by Bigben Interactive and developed by Kylotonn Racing Games and a Bigben spokesman said: “We’re very proud to have received not just one but two awards.

“This is in recognition of the work done by our entire team of rally fans and it encourages us for our work on our next projects.”

The eSports WRC Championship, which is played on WRC 7, reached round six at the Tour de Corse earlier this month and Hungarian gamer Subee203 maintained his record of scoring a podium on every road to lead the drivers’ standings.

He holds a nine-point advantage over reigning champion NEXL, who won the Corsica fixture to add to maximum points from the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo. Jon Armstrong, tackling his first eSports season and a winner in Sweden, is a further 16 points adrift in third.

British gamer Jonno, who finished runner-up in the championship last year, holds fourth. Other participants with a provisional ticket for this year’s final are Scalap Fox, GTKryspaPL, SpeedBooster27 and Greekman.

The inaugural teams’ championship is headed by WRC EDrivers Club, represented by Subee203, Jon Armstrong and Greekman. They lead Virtualdrivers by TX3 by 21 points with ESports+Car third.

Round seven at Rally Argentina starts on 26 April and current championship standings can be found here.

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