Thursday | 11 Feb 2016

WRC gamers gear up for eSports round two

After a first qualifying weekend during the Rallye Monte-Carlo, a field of elite WRC 5 gamers are preparing to tackle a virtual Rally Sweden in the second round of the eSports WRC Championship this weekend.

eSports WRC brings the best WRC 5 drivers together for a tournament that runs from January to October, in parallel with the 2016 WRC season.

Nine players qualified in Monte-Carlo for the first semi-final, which will be held during Rally Italia Sardegna in June.

Another nine, three each from the game's Playstation®4, Xbox One and PC platforms, will fight for qualification on Sunday on a 2.42km virtual version of a Rally Sweden classic - Lesjöfors.

The WRC 5 Lesjöfors is a short but extremely challenging stage, with frozen roads lined with snow banks and a succession of tight corners, hairpins and icy sections to put the gamers' skills to the test.

The weekend’s final will be broadcast live on Twitch on Sunday [14 February] from 1600hrs (GMT+1).

The tournament is organised by Bigben Interactive, Kylotonn Games and WRC Promoter, in conjunction with ESL, the world’s largest eSports company.

More information can be found at wrcthegame.com and play.eslgaming.com/wrc

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