Racing simulators have now become advanced enough to realistically emulate actual racing; this is great news for motorsport enthusiasts, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because budding racing drivers can hone their skills, all while practicing social distancing thanks to online play.

With this in mind, eGG Network, Astro’s gaming and esports platform, has partnered with Alex Yoong of Axle Sports to launch the E1 Championship. This tournament is an online-only racing series that aims to give the best drivers in Asia Pacific a chance to showcase tehir skills.

“As part of the passionate sim-racing community, I am truly excited to work with eGG Network to launch E1 Championship. With a US$15,000 prize pool and top-notch production quality, we aim to attract the most talented drivers and racing teams to compete, making every race a showcase of how thrilling motorsports can be,” said Alex Yoong, Founder of Axle Sports.

“We are thrilled to be working with Malaysian race driver, Alex Yoong to launch the E1 Championship, the first home-grown sim-racing IP. There’s growing interest in e-motorsports, with close to 500k Malaysian fanstuning in to watch the eRacing GP SEA on eGG Network. Our channel, which is available in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and Australia has a potential reach of 18mn to esports fans. We look forward to racing talents in Asia Pacific region joining the E1 Championship so fans can support their local drivers,” said CK Lee, Head of Sports, Astro Malaysia.

Here is the format of the E1 Championship:

The E1 Championship will have eight rounds, and will feature various drivers from Asia Pacific racing on RaceRoom on renowned international tracks. The first track in the series will be Sepan International Circuit, and it will take place on November 18, 2020. The winner of the tournament will get a cool USD 5,000 prize pool.

Interested in joining? Teams can register now and get tournament details at www.e1championship.com.

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