Project CARS 2 took over the Logitech G stage at Paris Games Week 2018, for the Logitech G Challenge Finals. 8 drivers from across Europe qualified either online in Project CARS 2, or at wildcard events around the continent. At stake: a place in the McLaren Shadow semi-finals: a shot at joining McLaren's official esports team, and a journey towards a full-time esports racing career.
Catch-up with the live-stream below.
It was a stellar field of competitors, as the shot at joining team McLaren attracted racers from across the sim-racing spectrum, with leading talent from all of the biggest racing games. Amongst the names, were drivers from TX3, F4H, Team Redline, Veloce and more. However, it was the underdog, Kristian Kwietniewski (left) from Madrid, who put in the smoothest and most consistent performance on the day. He mastered the road-going McLaren 720S at Catalunya, Silverstone, & Hockenheim to earn his place in McLaren Shadow.
Congratulations to all of the finalists, who put on a great show of competitive action. Check out the live stream and the full results below.
After an incredible day of racing in the Project CARS 2 Finals in A1 Esports League Season 2, it was TX3's StorM who came through in first place to win €6000 in Vienna. Game City hosted a fantastic event, which arguably saw this year's closest racing, as some of the biggest names in sim-racing battled it out. Check out the video of Races 1 & 2 below.
Race 2 in particular gave the fans some unbelievable thrills as three drivers fought for victory, nose-to-tail, lap-after-lap. Storm (TX3), MagicMSM (Team Redline), and Darwin Daume (VP Gaming) raced each other hard, but fair. The seemingly never-ending battle saw all three drivers swapping positions from corner-to-corner, with some absolutely outstanding race craft displayed by all. The defensive driving was aggressive, and sometimes close to the line, but never over it. They put on a fantastic show, and almost made Actrollvision lose his voice in the commentary booth! Ultimately, it was Storm who came out on top after the two races.
It's almost time for the Project CARS 2 Finals in Season 2 of the A1 Esports League by ESL. The top points scorers from the five Qualifying Rounds will travel to Austria's Game City Vienna event on Saturday October 20, to race for the Season 2 crown. Those drivers are...
These drivers will also be joined by Austria's own wildcard qualifiers.
Tune in to twitch.tv/a1esports_eng on Saturday afternoon to follow the action live with your casters; Actrollvision and Bubblebart. The exact start time is TBC, but will be confirmed via the @ESLProjectCARS Twitter later this week.
Get ready for some intense racing with a €15,000 prize pool on the line, and some big challenges. Including the legendary Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM racing on the incredibly technical Circuit of The Americas, and a fan-favourite GT3 battle in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Austria's own Red Bull Ring.
We finally know which drivers will travel to Vienna to take part in the Finals of A1 Esports League Season 2. The results were decided by the biggest challenge we've seen so far; the Sauber C9 Mercedes-Benz at Silverstone GP. The 1980s Sauber prototype is a Group C monster, and taming it around the ultra-fast, sweeping corners of the Northamptonshire circuit requires serious skill and commitment. Catch-up with all of the action from Qualifying Round 5 in the video above. It was familiar faces at the front on both platforms, as it took some of the most experienced drivers to master the C9. After you've watched the video, get the full results, and the list of Vienna finalists below.
Project CARS 2 has joined the McLaren Shadow project: McLaren's hunt to find the world's fastest virtual drivers to join its official esports team. The Logitech G Challenge tournament is exclusive to Project CARS 2. The fastest drivers over three qualifying rounds will go to Paris Games Week to race for their shot at McLaren Shadow. The winner in Paris will earn a place in the Shadow semi-finals at the McLaren Technology Centre in November 2018.
The qualifying rounds begin on Monday September 24 inside the Project CARS 2 "Community Events" mode. They will feature the McLaren 720S in a time trial format. Visit the Community section of the Main Menu to take part. To be eligible to progress in the competition, you must also register at the link below. This is open to all players in Europe, on PS4, Xbox One, & PC.
1. McLaren 720S at Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya GP
September 24 - October 1
2. McLaren 720S at Silverstone GP
October 1 - October 8
3. McLaren 720S at Hockenheim GP
October 8 - October 15