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“We came to win”: Interview with Philipp Stephan, composer of the song for the VCO ProSIM SERIES

Munich – “We came to win” – no doubt all 92 drivers set to contest all eight race days of the VCO ProSIM SERIES would sign up to that, but there is more behind the sentence. It is the title of the song penned by Philipp Stephan, which he wrote exclusively for the first race series set up by Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO). In an interview, the 30-year-old composer and music producer explains how he approached the unusual task of writing a song for an Esports racing series conceptually, and also reveals how music creates real goosebump moments.

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RONIN SIMSPORT WINS THE MAHLE 6H SEBRING IN THE 24H SERIES ESPORTS POWERED BY VCO

Munich – Victory in race two of this season’s 24H SERIES ESPORTS powered by VCO went to Filip Mitrevski and Vincenzo Amico of the Ronin SimSport team this Sunday. At the end of an exciting race, the duo crossed the finish line first in their Mercedes AMG GT3 to win the MAHLE 6h Sebring with an eleven-second advantage over the Biela Racing team. Third place went to Maniti Racing, who started the race from pole position in their Audi R8 LMS. The Williams Esports Chillblast team was struck by misfortune when, with roughly an hour of the race remaining and well-placed to challenge for the victory, driver Dominik Staib encountered problems with his simulator that resulted in their retirement.

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VOTE IN ELEVEN CATEGORIES: VOTING STAGE FOR THE VCO SIMMY AWARDS IS UNDERWAY

Munich – The vote for the winners of the first VCO SIMMY AWARDS – presented by Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) – is entering the finishing straight. Esports racing fans around the world are now able to vote for their favourites in eleven categories. There are five nominees in each category, which were voted for by the community in advance.

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GÜVEN AND ROGERS TRIUMPH AT THE SECOND EVENT OF THE VCO PROSIM SERIES

Munich – Last week’s spectacular season-opener has been followed by a superb show at the second event of the VCO ProSIM SERIES organised by Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO). There were some minor changes to the pairings but the field of 92 drivers, from a range of real or virtual teams and race series, still boasted a top-level line-up. The Coanda Simsport team was the big winner at the second event, as Esports racer Joshua Rogers and real-world Pro Ayhancan Güven secured the win in the ‘Championship Race’. Rogers had already claimed pole position at the Bathurst ‘Mount Panorama Circuit’. The team can now celebrate scoring a total of 38 points in the overall standings and securing prize money of 1,625 US dollars. Real-world Pro Laurin Heinrich claimed victory in the ‘Fun Race’, in the Super Late Model on the legendary US Road Atlanta circuit.

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PRESS CONFERENCE AHEAD OF SECOND EVENT IN VCO PROSIM SERIES, WITH BENECKE, ENG AND WICKENS

Munich – Before the second event in the VCO ProSIM SERIES on the simracing platform iRacing, three absolute top drivers in the new series spoke at the official press conference on Discord. In addition to Esports racer Maximilian Benecke (Team Redline), who celebrated a double win in the ‘Fun Race’ and the ‘Championship Race’ last week, real-world pros Philipp Eng and Robert Wickens also talked about what they expect from the second event in the series, which will be broadcast LIVE on YouTube from 20.00 CET on Wednesday.

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THE HUNT IN THE VCO PROSIM SERIES GOES ON – VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE WITH BENECKE, ENG AND WICKENS

Munich – The premiere last week was a success, and now the VCO ProSIM SERIES continues to gain momentum. On Wednesday 25 November, at 8.00 PM (CET), the first Esports racing championship organised by Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) enters its second round on the leading simulation platform iRacing. Taking part once again are 92 drivers from real-world and virtual teams and race series, who will do battle for top positions in the daily standings and valuable points in the overall standings of the ‘Fun Race’ and ‘Championship Race’ in mixed teams of two.

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R8G Esports extends winning sequence in the rFactor 2 GT Pro Series powered by VCO with double success at the Nürburgring

Munich – The wins keep coming for R8G Esports in the rFactor 2 GT Pro Series powered by VCO. As was the case two weeks ago at the virtual ‘VIRginia International Raceway’, the Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean headed team celebrated double success in the fourth round at the Nürburgring. After a dominant start-to-finish win for defending champion Erhan Jajovski in the sprint race, team-mate Hany Alsabti came out on top after some thrilling battles on the Grand Prix circuit in the Eifel region, celebrating his third win of the season.

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TEAM REDLINE CELEBRATES DOUBLE WIN: MAXIMILIAN BENECKE AND MAX VERSTAPPEN DOMINATE SEASON-OPENER IN THE VCO PROSIM SERIES

Munich – Spectacular season-opener in the VCO ProSIM SERIES organised by the Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO). A total of 92 drivers from a range of real and virtual teams and racing series produced some outstanding duels on legendary race tracks over the course of two races on the leading iRacing simulation platform. Team Redline emerged victorious from the evening. At the wheel of the virtual Dallara Formula 3 race car, Esports racer Maximilian Benecke and Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen claimed victory in the ‘Championship Race’ at the ‘Twin Ring Motegi’ to take the lead in the overall standings and receive 1,000 US dollars in prize money. Driving the Lotus 79, Benecke had already taken top spot in the ‘Fun Race’ on the virtual circuit at Watkins Glen.

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THE WAIT IS OVER: THE FIRST SEASON OF THE VCO PROSIM SERIES IS ABOUT TO START

Munich – On Wednesday, Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) launches its first own Esports racing championship, the VCO ProSIM SERIES. After months of preparation, the first of eight events will get underway at 20.00 CET (LIVE on YouTube) on the leading simulation platform iRacing. 92 drivers from various real-world and virtual teams and race series will be taking part. There is a total prize fund of 50,000 US dollars up for grabs to the end of March.

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THE COUNTDOWN IS ON: AN INTERVIEW WITH TIMO GLOCK ABOUT THE START OF THE VCO PROSIM SERIES

Munich – Like many other drivers, Timo Glock is looking forward to a thrilling Esports racing winter. He will contest the VCO ProSIM SERIES alongside Niclas Koetz (Biela Racing Team EURONICS) in the #10 Formula 3 car. In an interview, the VCO Pro Ambassador reveals why he is really excited for the VCO ProSIM SERIES to start on iRacing (LIVE from Wednesday, 18 November, 20:00 CET) and why getting involved in setting up the new series was of personal interest to him.

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