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24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

 

In the long-standing spirit of the Le Mans, Motorsport Games in association with the ACO and FIA WEC, created a 24 hours esports format to take place at the same time as the real world Le Mans which was postponed until September. 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual provided a true showcase of sporting passion, racing elite and the emergence of sim racing.

 

The ultimate esports endurance race was a truly unique event and saw professional racing drivers collide with the esports world. Teams were composed of 4 drivers and each line up had to include at least 2 professional drivers and a maximum of 2 esports racers. Drivings were lining up to take to the track with the star studded entry list being trimmed from 83 teams to 50.

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Top motorsport and esports teams involved included: Ferrari, Porsche, Toyota, Aston Martin, Williams, Team Redline, Rebellion Racing and more. No other racing event has seen the likes of Charles Leclerc, Juan Pablo Montoya, Landon Norris, Jensen Button and Sébastien Buemi together on one track.

 

The entire event took just five weeks to create. Broadcast quality production was in line with real life Le Mans broadcast whereby race commentators and pit reporters presented live from a TV studio in Paris. This unique race brought together the best drivers in the world and sim racing’s elite gamers will be broadcast widely on multiple audio-visual platforms around the world.

 

The event has set a new record by viewership statistics. Global TV distribution included EuroSport, Sky Sports, ESPN, REV, J Sport and Supersport, the total TV and OTT viewership was over 14.2M and online streaming over 8.6m. The event also generated the most hours watched in comparison to any other sim racing event with 1,418,235 across Twitch, YouTube and Facebook