ESL and RENNSPORT have teamed up and proudly present ESL R1 - Racing Released. ESL R1 is the home for heroes. We are racers at heart and gamers in mind. Passionate. Competitive. And proud of our virtual racing heritage.
ESL R1 is fusing racing culture into the digital age to give you a virtual racing experience unlike anything you have seen before. With the community as a top priority, ESL R1 allows you to impact it all. Let’s race.
We bridge the gap to professional virtual racing esports. RENNSPORT brings all stakeholders together under the ESL R1 umbrella – and everything you have seen is also accessible in the sim. The sport you love can be experienced under the same circumstances as the pros.
Automotive and game development experts join forces.
We want to inspire with a bold combination of driving physics developed and validated by experts within the automotive industry and custom Unreal Engine 5 graphics. Tested and experienced up close in ESL R1! Through feedback from the teams and drivers, we can improve RENNSPORT constantly and give you the best virtual racing experience at home.
It's our obsession to create the perfect racing game with you. In the next step RENNSPORT will become accessible to you all the racers out there. Your time has come! Show the world that you have what it takes to become a pro sim racer at one day.
You like what you see in ESL R1? You can’t wait to put the vehicles and tracks through their paces? You want to become a Beta tester? Sign up for our Closed Beta Waitlist here and create the future of virtual racing together with us!
The 2023 calendar consists of two seasons, each culminating with a live, final event and a total prize pool of €500,000. The ESL R1 2023 Spring Season was kicked off with a bang at the free-to-enter IEM Expo, a part of Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice, on February 10-12 2023. In this first season of ESL R1, 8 partner teams and 4 wild card teams will participate.
These 48 drivers (four drivers per team) will compete against each other in eight rounds per regular season. Each round consists of a total of 7 races: 4 knockouts, 2 semifinals and a final. Each race is also preceded by a qualifying session to determine the starting order of each driver. For the Fall Season the rounds will be held online on Thursdays and Fridays.
Each season, the 24 top-ranked drivers will advance to the ESL R1 Major where they will face off to decide who will become the ESL R1 Champion.
Stream Start: 11:45 CET.
- Road Atlanta
One round consist of:
1 driver per Team per Knockout
RENNSPORT is a new virtual racing platform that makes ultra-realistic racing accessible to anyone. It´s our obsession to create the perfect racing game. It will be ready for ultra-realistic virtual racing but also fun to drive. Throughout the journey automotive and game development experts join forces to create a virtual racing hub for all motorsports enthusiasts. We want to inspire with a bold combination of driving physics developed and validated by experts within the automotive industry and combined with custom Unreal Engine 5 graphics.
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