There has been a boom in e-racing tournaments this year, with all of the grand real-life racing tournaments cancelled due to Covid-19. This large shift to virtual racing has made a big impression on the esports world, and has become immensely popular.
Highlights have included a NASCAR online event, and Formula 1 drivers racing against each other in the Formula 1 Esports Series. Now that real-life racing has resumed, there are fewer virtual racing tournaments. Luxury automobile brand Porsche has shown a keen interest in continuing esports tournaments, by announcing their third season of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup. The third season kicks off on January 9th 2021.
On October 24th, the first qualifying round for the new season will take place on a simulated Okayama International Circuit. The Porsche models used in e-racing are the 911 GT3 Cup cars.
The current season’s top 20 drivers have their spots already secured for the upcoming season, and an additional 20 drivers will be selected through the qualifying rounds to join the esports tournament in January.
The tournament will take place between January and April 2021, with a total of 10 rounds, and new racing tracks will be introduced for the first time. Participants will compete for valuable championship points, and also a total of 200K USD in prize money.