Season 2 of McLaren Shadow Project, the most open and diverse racing esports competition that shadows McLaren’s real world, is now well underway.
Gamers from around the world are competing for a place at the Grand Final at the McLaren Technology Centre in the UK on 9 - 11 December. New entrants can still enter through multiple qualifiers throughout October to be in with a chance to be crowned the 2019 Champion.
Aspiring esports drivers can enter on PC, Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 depending on the open qualifier they choose, the racing sims in play are rFactor 2, Forza Motorsport 7, Assetto Corsa Competizione. Project CARS 2 is included in the Logitech G Challenge eracing series.
One gamer from each qualifier series will progress to the finals where, as well as game play, they will be put through the same human performance testing applied to the McLaren F1 drivers, and even get out onto a real-world track behind the wheel of a McLaren 570S supercar.
The overall McLaren Shadow Project winner will walk away with the following:
• A paid seat on the McLaren Shadow esports team
• Unique access to McLaren’s world-class racing ecosystem and driver development programme
• A custom sim-racing set-up in their home courtesy of McLaren Shadow Project partners Alienware and Logitech G.
Leeston Bryant, Senior esports Manager, McLaren Shadow Project commented:
“The competition is really gearing up in October with qualifiers open to gamers worldwide. We’ve seen that esports can uncover raw racing talent, with McLaren Shadow Project alumni going on to race around the world on both virtual and real race tracks. We’re excited to see who will be joining us at McLaren HQ in December.”
So, what qualifiers are held in October, you ask?
30 September - 6 October (with live online final 13 October)
|Mechanic||Hot lap competition, fastest 20 entrants compete in the live final|
|Car||McLaren Senna GTR|
|Sign up details||www.studio-397.com/mclaren-shadow-rfactor2-2019/|
Forza Motorsport 7
7 - 18 October
|Mechanic||Hot lap competition|
|Car||McLaren Senna GTR|
|Sign up details||www.mclaren.com/racing/mclaren+/events-and-competitions/forza-7-shadow-2019/|
Assetto Corsa Competizione
27 October - 7 November
|Mechanic||Hot stint 10 minutes|
|Car||McLaren 720S GT3|
|Sign up details||TBA
Project CARS 2 - Logitech G Challenge
Various dates throughout October (with final 16 November)
|Platform||PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows|
|Sign up details||www.logitechg.com/en-gb/esports/g-challenge-eracing.html
Find out more about McLaren's 2019 esports programme on TEAMStream.
So what are you waiting for? The race to qualify is on!