The Actrollvision Community Racing leagues continue to be amongst the most popular in Project CARS 2. There is more action and excitement to come, with some tweaks and changes for the upcoming winter season, on all three platforms.
Just a few weeks ago, Storm was yet to win his first major esports title. Of course that all changed at Vienna’s spectacular Game City event, where this young Frenchman stepped up and secured victory in Season 2 of the A1 Esports League. Cheered on by his teammates from Virtual Drivers by TX3. Storm overcame some extremely tough competition to take home a huge trophy and a cheque for €6000, in one of the most closely contested Project CARS championships yet. If you missed the action, catch-up here.
We sat down for a chat with the new A1 champion after he returned home to France. Discover how he prepares for races, what it’s like to cope with the pressure at a LAN esports event, and find out about his home sim-racing setup and his favourite cars and tracks.
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.