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Motorsports UK To Host First British F4 Esports Championship

The event kicks off on October 14

Motorsport UK has announced it will be hosting its inaugural ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship in partnership with ROKiT. The organization, which acts as the governing body for UK-based four-wheel motorsports, is offering the event’s champion a share of the £6,000 cash prize pool. Other prizes will be announced at a later date. 

“We’re taking @BritishF4 into the Esports arena. A 6-event, 12-race championship on @iRacing this autumn will see drivers battle it for a share of £6,000, a #MotorsportUK British title, and more to be revealed,” tweeted Motorsport UK on Wednesday.

Additionally, the champion of Motorsport UK’s F4 Esports Championship will attend the organization’s annual Night of Champions awards ceremony held at Royal Automobile Club. 

“Esports and real-life motor racing draw parallels with transferable skillsets,” stated Motorsports UK CEO Hugh Chambers. “Esports and simulation is embraced by teams and drivers and those that cut their cloth in Esports acquire attributes that can be applied out on track.”

The championship will consist of 12 rounds of races beginning with the first two rounds October 14 at Donington Park. Each round will utilize iRacing’s IR-04 single-seater. The rest of the rounds will be held two at a time over the next few months, with the final rounds commencing December 2. 

“Motorsport UK has an exciting vision and strategy set out for the future of Esports and this is a positive step on that journey,” added Chambers. “We’re looking forward to expanding our presence, engaging with the community and bringing them exciting opportunities like the ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship”.

More Esports news

Esports is a burgeoning market worldwide. This is especially true in Southeast Asian countries, according to a report from Gamescom Asia and Niko partners which states more than 60 percent of Southeast Asian gamers are interested in esports. In other news, Axie Infinity developer Sky Mavis has created a new $2.4 million esports grant.

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Jack Brassell is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. Jack is a self-proclaimed nerd with a lifelong passion for storytelling. As an author, Jack writes mostly horror and young adult fantasy. Also an avid gamer, she works as the lead news editor at Hardcore Droid. When she isn't writing or playing games, she can often be found binge-watching Parks & Rec or The Office, proudly considering herself to be a cross between Leslie Knope and Pam Beasley.

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