As we head towards the holiday season and the final of the competitive SMS-R Driver Network 2015 season, players can compete in the following two eSports events this weekend...
The Re-Run of Round 12 takes us to Willow Springs for the first time this season... but in LMP2 cars! Who can take the vital points needed to advance themselves and their team in the championship standings? We'll find out under the heat of the Californian desert!
AVAILABLE: DECEMBER 4TH - 7TH
The results are in for the final ESL Project CARS Go4 Cup of November 2015! Cup #9 was the last chance for the top drivers to cement their place on the grid for the November ESL Monthly Final where the Top 8 drivers from each platform will come together to battle is out for a massive €450 prize fund! Let's see who made it into the top 8 in the PS4, Xbox One and PC Go4 Cups...
Slightly Mad Studios and the Electronic Sports League have partnered together to bring Project CARS eSports to Asia! Following the huge success and growth of the game’s competitive scene since its European ESL events launched earlier this year, we’re thrilled to be opening up the action to even more racers around the world.
Since the Summer, Project CARS has established itself as the most successful racing game to date on the ESL platform, with player participation to rival that of FIFA, Call of Duty and Starcraft 2. Every Sunday hundreds of players compete online for a €150 prize pool in the Project CARS ESL Go4 Cups, with another €450 up for grabs in every Monthly Final for the top eight players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
With great prizes, a high standard of racing and ESL Live Events at conventions like Gamescom, EGX and Paris Games Week, the Project CARS eSports scene has continued to grow in Europe and attract some of the continent’s top teams and talent, as well as sponsors, media coverage and fans along the way.
ESL is now expanding the weekly Project CARS Cups to Asia, giving even more players the chance to compete for cash prizes every Sunday in competitive online sim-racing across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
“Players and teams have embraced Project CARS eSports since we first launched our Weekly Cups with ESL just a few months ago. It’s been awesome to watch the action unfold, with such an incredibly high standard of driving skill from all involved. We’ve also been working closely with the community to ensure that the competition remains fair and open for everyone that wants to compete. And now we take the next step and see if Asia’s drivers can match the pace of the Europeans!” - Andy Tudor, Creative Director, Slightly Mad Studios
The first ESL Project CARS Asia Cup starts on December 6 2015 at 15:00 SGT with further Weekly Cups taking place every Sunday thereafter, plus the top players invited to race in Monthly Finals for even bigger prizes, just like in the European events.
The SMS-R Driver Network Championship has attracted top eSports teams throughout its inaugural season in 2015. From established outfits like SDL Motorsport and Virtual Drivers by TX3, to newcomers on the scene inspired by the insane speeds and level of pro competition that they have seen in Project CARS.
One of those newcomers is UNITY Motors Racing, a French team less than a year old, but still laser-focused on achieving eSports success in Project CARS. Inspired by its early achievements in the ESL Project CARS Go4 Cups, the team has now started to enter the SMS-R Driver Network Championship rounds too, building up some experience before it enters Season Two in 2016. The early signs are extremely positive, with UNITY drivers already mixing it up with this season’s more established names. There could be a very exciting road ahead for this team!
We spoke to Laurent Huygens (UNITY Babarxxl) to find out what attracted the team to Project CARS and whether they truly believe they have what it takes to be champions...
The action continued in the ESL Project CARS Go4 Cups with our eighth Go4 event this last weekend where it was crunch time in the battle to make it into the Top 8 on each platform to claim a place in the Finals for November.
As always, the winner on each platform took home €50 this week, with €150 more up for grabs for the drivers that make it into November Finals! With the introduction of fixed car setups for all drivers too, the action was tighter than ever this week...
The next ESL Project CARS tournament is Go4 Cup #9 on Sunday November 29 with more cash up for grabs! And don’t forget, you can now vote for the circuit you want to race at in the next event. Please visit the ESL Project CARS forums to make your choice!