The esports season is getting underway early in 2021, because the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup returns this coming weekend.
Regardless of solely wrapping up this previous October, with a reasonably complete win for Pink Bull Racing’s Sebastian Job, the iRacing sequence begins yet again on January 9. That’ll be the beginning of a ten-round season, with an occasion each two weeks, taking us by to a finale in mid-April.
Every of the rounds will characteristic a brief dash race and an extended major race on the similar circuit, with roughly twice the factors out there for the latter. Earlier than every spherical there’ll even be an All-Star Race, that includes well-known personalities from the world of esports. The total calendar is as follows:
- Spherical 1 – January 9 – Interlagos
- Spherical 2 – January 16 – Barcelona
- Spherical 3 – January 30 – Imola
- Spherical 4 – February 6 – Silverstone GP
- Spherical 5 – February 20 – Highway Atlanta
- Spherical 6 – February 27 – Montreal
- Spherical 7 – March 13 – Spa-Francorchamps
- Spherical 8 – March 27 – Nurburgring 24h
- Spherical 9 – April 10 – Le Mans
- Spherical 10 – April 24 – Monza
As traditional, the 40-strong discipline boasts a few of the best-known names in esports racing. 2020 champion Job will return to defend his title, racing as soon as once more for Pink Bull alongside countryman Graham Carroll. The person he beat, and 2019 champion, Joshua Rogers, additionally returns, with the VRS Coanda Simsport crew as a part of an 11-car squad which incorporates Mitchell de Jong and Jeremy Bouteloup among the many crew.
Staff Redline is fielding a powerful squad too, with Max Benecke and Patrik Holzmann within the four-car outfit, whereas final 12 months’s third-place man Alejandro Sanchez will battle once more for the MSI Esports crew. The truth is all of final 12 months’s high 20 return for 2021, with the remaining 20 locations awarded to drivers by a qualifying competitors held late final 12 months.
Whether or not coming back from final season or new to the grid, all 40 drivers can be gunning for the $200,000 prize pool, which noticed Job stroll away with $55,000 in 2020. Porsche will broadcast all ten rounds stay on its YouTube and Twitch channels, beginning this coming Saturday at 1745 UTC.