Munich – The Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) and Next Level Racing® announced a long-term partnership on Wednesday. Next Level Racing® is the new “Official Cockpit Partner” of the Munich-based company. As a leading provider of advanced simulation cockpits such as race cockpits, racing and gaming seats, motion platforms and much more, Next Level Racing® has dedicated itself to Esports racing in a similar fashion to the VCO. In the future, the range of products from Next Level Racing® will be presented on the various VCO communication channels. The Esports racing community will also have regular joint activations from both companies to look forward to. The focus is on the Esports Racing League (ERL) organised by the VCO.
Florian Haasper, CEO of the VCO: “It is fantastic to be able to welcome Next Level Racing® as a VCO Partner. Its powerful presence in Esports racing makes Next Level Racing® the perfect Cockpit Partner for the VCO. The company also promotes the entire Esports racing genre and sets great store by wide-ranging communication with the community. We can really identify with that at the VCO.”
Kam Khadem, Head of Brand and Strategic Growth at Next Level Racing®, said: “We are proud to announce our collaboration VCO Esports and to support one of the most highly-competitive Esports series! Next Level Racing® and VCO aim to promote sim racing at the highest levels with this new collaboration, and to bring exciting activations for fans and followers of the two industry leaders in the sim racing scene, starting with the VCO ERL Summer Cup.”
About Next Level Racing® Founded in 2009, Next Level Racing® is the World’s leading simulation brand revolutionizing simulation with its industry-leading product range. The clear focus of the award-winning brand lies in innovation and quality to meet the demanding need of sim racers and gamers. Next Level Racing® continues to lead the market with innovative designs and technology. As well as a strong presence and community partners in the global gaming industry, Next Level Racing® is an official PlayStation® licensee, official Global Sales Partner with Thrustmaster®, and official partner of Team Fordzilla, Ford Motor Company’s first Esports team. As a company, Next Level Racing® has pride in challenging the industry with world-class products and has a passionate and innovative global team that continues to push boundaries. The Next Level Racing® range of products is sold in more than 50 countries and stocked by major retailers around the world.
About VCO Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) brings together different stakeholders in Esports, from simulation or gaming platforms and interested partners to active teams, drivers and the community. In a rapidly growing sector, the VCO stands for professionalism, focus and a broad media presence. With its international network, the VCO provides solutions for the best possible conception and implementation of Esports projects of all kinds. With unique formats, like the Esports Racing League (ERL), the Esports Racing World Cup (ERWC) or VCO INFINITY, the VCO plays an innovative and pioneering role, is shaping the continued development of sim racing into an independent discipline in the professional Esports segment.