Daytona 500 Race Week Features Esports Tournament On Mobile Stage

Whereas NASCAR’s greatest drivers are beginning their engines for this Sunday’s Daytona 500, esports gamers can be firing up their recreation consoles.

NASCAR has introduced its Warmth Champions esports event, a cellular competitors that begins on Thursday will happen at Daytona Worldwide Speedway. Followers will race towards one another for a shot at an Xbox One S, a VIP expertise on the Daytona 500, and different prizes.

The event itself will happen on a cellular, truck-based mostly manufacturing set referred to as ESPORTS ARENA: DRIVE, which was launched final month at CES and can make its debut within the Halfway at Daytona, in response to NASCAR. The 18-wheel truck can journey across the nation after which rework simply into a contest and manufacturing set.

Broadcaster Invoice Carter will reportedly host the event, whose last rounds shall be stay streamed on Twitch. Beginning tonight, esports gamers can apply and compete in pleasant races earlier than leaping into qualifying rounds Friday and Saturday, the announcement revealed. The finals will happen on Sunday, ending a few hours earlier than the beginning of the Daytona 500.

The Warmth Champions event isn’t NASCAR’s first foray into esports. Earlier today Richmond Raceway turned the primary NASCAR monitor to area its personal esports group, which can compete within the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Collection for iRacing.