Formula E Drivers To Go Head-To-Head For Share Of $1 Million Prize In Las Vegas eSports Race

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FIA Formula E stars will head to CES in Las Vegas to compete for the biggest prize in eSports history.

By: FIA Formula E
September 1 2016

Formula E stars to compete for biggest prize in eSports racing history at CES in January

Las Vegas, Nevada - The stars of the FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, will take part in a virtual race in Las Vegas in a bid to win a share of the biggest prize in eSports racing history.

Exactly three years after the Spark-Renault SRT_01E made its public debut in Las Vegas, all 20 Formula E drivers will test their skills on a specially designed track, incorporating the famous Las Vegas Strip, for the opportunity to win a share of $1 million.

The ground-breaking Las Vegas eRace is taking place at The Venetian Hotel as part of the Sports Business Innovation Summit (January 5-7) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The competitors will use Playseat gaming rigs running rFactor 2 software, while Cloud Sport will ensure that the competition is correctly regulated, and as realistic as possible.

There will also be the opportunity for 10 fans to take part in the event through the Road to Vegas Challenge. Organised by Cloud Sport, the series of online qualifying races will ultimately lead to 10 gamers having the chance to take on the 20 Formula E drivers in the Las Vegas eRace.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said: “Formula E takes one more giant step in engaging with our fans. Gamers from all over the world will be able to participate in the ‘Road to Vegas Challenge’ and earn themselves the opportunity to race against the Formula E drivers in a unique eRace. All this will take place within CES, the world’s largest technology show, highlighting our commitment to fan engagement through innovation and technology. We believe eSports offers a new level of fan interaction and participation in sport, and we want to be at the forefront of this gaming revolution. Gamers, welcome to Formula E - let’s race!”

For details on how to enter the Road to Vegas Challenge, including full terms and conditions, and a breakdown of the format, visit - http://roadtovegas.cloudsport.club/index.aspx

Click the link to watch the fully-electric Formula E car drive along the Las Vegas Strip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZJNw_j1c1A

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About the FIA Formula E Championship:

The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets in the backdrop of some of the most iconic cities - including Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, Montreal and New York. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions. Future seasons will see the regulations open up further allowing manufacturers to focus on the development of motor and battery components, which in turn will filter down to everyday contemporary electric road vehicles. The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship sees 10 teams and 20 drivers go wheel-to-wheel in 12 cities spanning five continents in the fight to be crowned Formula E champion. The inaugural season of Formula E sparked into life in September 2014 around the grounds of the Olympic Park in Beijing. The third season of the all-electric racing series gets underway on October 9 in Hong Kong, with the season finale double-header in New York on July 29 & 30.

About FIA & Michelin - Today’s partners for tomorrow’s mobility:

As well as being the official Formula E tyre supplier, Michelin is an official partner, at the international level, of the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign. The programme is designed to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety initiated by the UN, the aim of which is to save five million lives over the next 10 years. This programme is set up to educate and advocate for safer roads, vehicles and behaviours around the globe.

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