Video game publisher and distributor Bigben Interactive and Hyundai Motor Company are excited to announce that Hyundai Motor will be a major partnership for the eSports WRC Championship, a global tournament using WRC 5, the official FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) game.
Hyundai Motor Company, which operates two teams in the WRC, is proud to support Bigben Interactive in the promotion of eSports WRC, by offering a premium Hyundai i20, worth 20,000€, to the winner of the global tournament.
Hyundai i20 is a compact hatchback sold globally which shows stylish and sophisticated design from front to end with spacious roominess and refined interior details. The i20 offers pleasurable ride and great performance amongst the segment which also won several design awards appealing to customers worldwide.
“We are very excited to expand our involvement in motorsports through the gaming industry,” said Scott Noh, Director of Hyundai Motor’s Overseas Marketing Group. “Our partnership with Bigben will provide a platform where people can experience the excitement and joy of rallying, and we expect the tournament to definitely add on another fun element in online racing competition. We wish good luck to all of the contestants and look forward to who will win the grand prize,” added Noh.
After a long and exciting year of qualifications, the best 18 drivers will fight for the title during an on-site final at Wales Rally GB from October 27th to October 30th, 2016. As well as becoming the first eSports WRC Champion, the winner will take home an incredible prize.
“We are very proud to partner with a company like Hyundai for our first edition of eSports WRC,” declares Benoît Clerc, Head of Software at Bigben Interactive. “eSports WRC is a big challenge for us, since creating a virtual tournament which runs simultaneously to the calendar of an official FIA competition is something never seen in the gaming industry. As an innovative company, Hyundai will support us by providing a marvellous prize for the winner of the most exciting online racing competition,” says Benoît Clerc.
The battle for the first eSports world title brings the best WRC 5 drivers together for a tournament which started at Rallye Monte-Carlo in January and ends in Wales. Each round takes place in parallel to a real-life WRC round, putting players in the boots of WRC stars like Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo as they feel the excitement and the pressure of fighting for vital tenths of a second in difficult and challenging conditions.
The tournament is organised by Bigben Interactive, Kylotonn Games and WRC Promoter, in conjunction with ESL, the world’s largest eSports company.