The Drivers’ Championship
However, the set-up of the VCO ProSIM SERIES will be totally new. First, there will be two 20-minute heats, in which 31 duos will go head to head each heat. Regulations require a change of driver over the course of the race. Points will be up for grabs for the “Esports Racer” and “Real-World Pro” classifications in these races, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three in each of the races. The top 15 in each heat will qualify for the Bonus Race, which will last 30 minutes. Fewer points will be awarded for this race, but the cash prizes for the top 15 will be considerably higher.
The two winners will each receive 500 US dollars. The two champions, who will be crowned at the grand finale on 23rd November, can look forward to an additional bonus of 1,500 US dollars each. The drivers to beat are the two champions from last season, Josh Rogers and Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven of Coanda Simsport. They will be racing in car number 1 and will take on the even tougher competition.
It is unthinkable in the real world, but VCO makes it possible in virtual racing that the drivers will only find out what circuit they are racing on in the eight Championship races two hours before the lights go green. This minimises the training effort required for the participants, while adding to the excitement for viewers and providing a unique way to include the community in the process. On Twitter, fans can also vote for the circuit where they want to see the teams involved in thrilling battles.
While all drivers competed in an identical virtual Formula 3 race car in Season 1, they will be driving Dallara LMP2 prototypes this time. In the real world, these cars are normally in action in the North American IMSA series or in the FIA WEC, for example. Variants will be available with high, medium and low downforce again.
VCO is once again striking out in a new direction when it comes to live broadcasting for season two of the VCO ProSIM SERIES. Produced in collaboration with RaceSpot TV, the events will offer pacey, gripping entertainment. There will be four commentators and Esports/motorsport experts on the mic: Ben Constanduros, Lewis McGlade, Arjuna Kankipati and – new to the VCO family – George Morgan. The four of them will analyse the races and present the contenders of the VCO ProSIM SERIES to the audience in more detail through in-depth interviews.
VCO ProSIM SERIES Race Calendar:
2nd November / Round 1
9th November / Round 2
16th November / Round 3
23rd November / Round 4
VCO Content Database
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VCO ProSIM SERIES results & documents
VCO Esports paddock – Discord server (incl. media center)
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