The F1 Esports Pro Series is bringing together some of the best virtual racers in Codemasters' F1 2018, and now we know more details about the competition, which will feature three live events at Gfinity's Esports Arena on October 10 and 31, culminating in a grand finale between November 16 and 17.
These events will be streamed on Facebook and selected TV networks, and nine teams will be competing for the title, featuring players from the Pro Draft that took place back in July. What's more is that F1 has welcomed New Balance as the title sponsor of this year's series, joining sponsors DHL and Fanatec and providing footwear for the drivers.
Julian Tan, Head of Digital Growth & F1 Esports at Formula 1, said: "The launch of the Pro Series is a pivotal moment for the F1 Esports Series. In a short space of time the drivers have come together from all around the world to join their official F1 teams; and will now take their passion for motorsport and gaming from home all the way to the podium. With the F1 teams involved we have been able to combine the power of Esports with the magic of Formula 1, establishing an adrenaline-fuelled series that has been streamed across the globe. Now it's time for the teams to deliver their best performances, and we can't wait to crown this year's Teams' and Drivers' Champions."
For more details on the tournament head over to the official website. Are you excited for this competition to start?