The Le Mans Esport Series 2020 will conclude with an epic week of races that celebrate the history of the great event, with Prio and Pro-Am teams fighting for a $150,000 prize pool.
Four nights of Esports action will preface this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with racing between Tuesday 15th and Friday 18th September.
Teams from around the world will be competing on the Forza Motorsport 7 game. Each night of racing will include two one-hour sprint races and a two-hour endurance race. After four hours of racing, the two lowest-scoring teams in both the Pro and Pro-AM categories will be eliminated from the event.
The final on September 18th will be fought out between three teams, competing for a share of the $150,000 USD prize pot.
CEO of the FIA World Endurance Series and Le Mans Esports Series, Gérard Neveu, said:
“Anyone who witnessed the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual in June will know that great e-racing can take place anywhere in the world and that the world’s best sim racers can produce exciting and captivating racing no matter where they are.
“Of course, we wish that we could all be together at Le Mans this June, but this is an extra-ordinary year and we will look forward instead to seeing everyone involved in the Le Mans Esports Series on-site for Season 3’s finale in June 2021.”
Seven professional teams have secured a spot in the Le Mans Esport Series finals after qualifications beagan in November 2019: (Red Bu ll Racing Esports, Lazarus Racing, Total Performance Racing, Fast Racers Forza, Solar Vision Racing, RYZE Motorsport and Williams Esports. They will be joined by Veloce Esports and Wolves of Dawnand Pro-Am teams that will be randomly drafted from players who have qualified through Forza Motorsport 7’s Rivals system.
The schedule for the Super Finals week is as follows, with each night focussing on a specific era: