WRC GAMERS TACKLE VIRTUALLY RALLY SWEDEN

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WRC GAMERS TACKLE VIRTUALLY RALLY SWEDEN

AFTER a first qualifying weekend during the Rallye Monte-Carlo, a field of elite WRC 5 gamers is tackling a virtual Rally Sweden in the second round of the eSports WRC Championship this weekend.

eSports WRC brings the best WRC 5 drivers together for a tournament that runs from January to October, in parallel with the 2016 WRC season.

Nine players qualified in Monte-Carlo for the first semi-final, which will be held during Rally Italia Sardegna in June.

Another nine, three each from the game’s Playstation®4, Xbox One and PC platforms, will fight for qualification on Sunday on a 2.42km virtual version of a Rally Sweden classic stage, Lesjöfors.

The WRC 5 Lesjöfors is a short but extremely challenging stage, with frozen roads lined with snow banks and a succession of tight corners, hairpins and icy sections to put the gamers’ skills to the test.

The weekend’s final will be broadcast live on Twitch on Sunday afternoon.

More information can be found at wrcthegame.com and play.eslgaming.com/wrc

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Chris Nixon

Chris Nixon is Media Manager for Kennards Hire Rally Australia.