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ERWC I to open VCO’s new Esports Racing League (ERL) and the search for the best team in the world

Munich – The Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) announced its plans for a new top class in international Esports racing on Saturday. CEO Florian Haasper introduced the new Esports Racing League (ERL) at the ADAC SimRacing Expo. Starting in 2022, this is to be hosted on the three sim platforms iRacing, Assetto Corsa Competizione and rFactor 2. The Esports Racing World Cup (ERWC), announced in spring by the VCO, will be the highlight of the season. Initially, 30 teams will be invited to battle for 50,000 US dollars and the title of ‘Best Esports racing team in the World’, from 28th to 30th January 2022. The same sum of prize money will then be on offer throughout the rest of the ERL season. RaceSpot TV and ‘The Sim Grid’ will support the project as key partners.

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Successful format returns: second edition of the VCO ProSIM SERIES to start in November

Munich – After making such a successful start last year, the VCO ProSIM SERIES is heading into its second season. This Esports racing championship, organised by the Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO), features Esports racers and real-world racing drivers teaming up at four events to battle for prize money of 25,000 US dollars. The series starts on 2nd November 2021. There will be three further events that will take place on Tuesdays on iRacing, the leading sim platform. The VCO and RaceSpot TV will again be working together closely on the live broadcasts.

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Virtual battle of nations: the world’s best Esports racers will be competing for the ‘Cup of Nations’ again in December

Munich – The Esports racing tournament of nations is back. On 4th and 5th December, some of the world’s best Esports racers will compete against one another in the BenQ MOBIUZ Cup of Nations presented by VCO on iRacing, the leading sim platform, battling for prize money of 25,000 US dollars. The tournament format and the large variety of circuits and cars again promise to deliver a variety of exciting virtual races.

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ESPORTS RACING ‘FACE TO FACE’: VCO TO BE ADAC SIMRACING EXPO PARTNER, PRESENTING SPECIAL EDITION OF THE VCO SIMMY AWARDS

Munich – This weekend (17th-19th September), the Esports racing world will be focussing on the ADAC SimRacing Expo at the Nürburgring. The Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) will be there in a partner capacity, with CEO Florian Haasper on stage on Saturday to provide insights into some exciting upcoming VCO projects. The partnership will also focus on presenting a special edition of the VCO SIMMY AWARDS in five categories tailored specifically to the ADAC SimRacing Expo.

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Triumph at the 12 Hours of Kyalami – Simracing Masterclass victorious in the fourth race of The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup

Fourth race, fourth winner. On the Assetto Corsa Competizione platform in Kyalami, Zaahir Essa, Basheer Jadwat and Amir Hosseini from the Simracing Masterclass team secured victory in the penultimate race of the The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup season in the #777 Bentley Continental GT3.

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VCO and IVRA to collaborate on a broad basis in Esports racing going forward

Partnership with IVRA gives VCO an even broader presence on iRacing. IVRA covers the whole spectrum of the community with various race series. Florian Haasper: “Part of the philosophy of VCO is to be very close to the heart of the community – and the collaboration with IVRA is the perfect foundation for this.” Munich […]

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Dramatic finale at Spa-Francorchamps – LADA Sport ROSNEFT wins race two of ‘The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup’

Munich – Up until 30 minutes from the finish, Killian Ryan-Meenan, Michael Kundakcioglu, Michael Tauscher and Maciej Malinowski of the SideMax Motorworks – JLO team looked odds-on to win the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps – race two of this season’s ‘The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup’ on the Assetto Corsa Competizione platform. However, they were then hampered by a technical issue with their internet connection. Egor Ogorodnikov, Grigory Ivanov, Denis Grabovskii and Kirill Antonov from the LADA Sport ROSNEFT team were the main beneficiaries, taking the lead and going on to claim an unexpected victory in their virtual Aston Martin Vantage. Second and third place also went to Unicorns of Love and Racing Line Motorsport, also in Aston Martins.

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BMW Team Redline wins the iRacing 24h Nürburgring powered by VCO

Victory for the favourites at the iRacing 24h Nürburgring powered by VCO, the second of four events that make up the VCO Grand Slam on the iRacing simulation platform. BMW Team Redline came out on top in the ‘Green Hell’, with a top-class line-up of Max Verstappen, Maximilian Benecke and Chris Lulham at the wheel of the virtual BMW M4 GT3.

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VCO Grand Slam visits the ‘Green Hell’: Stage set for the iRacing 24h Nürburgring powered by VCO

Munich – This weekend features one of the highlights of the endurance series on iRacing, the leading simulation platform, the iRacing 24h Nürburgring powered by VCO (from 14:20 on livestream). It is also the second event of this year’s VCO Grand Slam, which kicked off in March with the virtual 12 Hours of Sebring. Some of the best drivers in Esports racing will compete on arguably the toughest circuit in the world, where they will do battle for victory in the GT3, 911 Cup, GT4 and TCR classes. In total, thousands of participants are expected again, in well over 20 simultaneous splits.

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24H SERIES ESPORTS POWERED BY VCO CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT SEASON FINALE

After six thrilling, top-notch endurance races, the first season in the 24H SERIES ESPORTS powered by VCO on iRacing has drawn to a close with the 12-hour race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Double points were up for grabs at the finale, which lasted twice as long as the regular races at Imola, Sebring, Silverstone, Monza and Barcelona. The Biela Racing Team EURONICS came out on top in the title race in the GT3 class. The season was rounded off with a race win for the MSI eSports team. In the 991 category, the title and the class win at Spa-Francorchamps went to Inertia SimRacing EuroRC.com. In the GT4 category, SRC Squadra Corse claimed the title and first place in the race. The SimRC team recorded similar success in the TCR category.

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