June 23, 2021

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Le Mans esports series announced as motorsport gets serious about gaming

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The ACO – the governing body behind the Le Mans 24 Hours – used this weekend’s round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone to announce and kick off the Le Mans esports series, which will see players compete to win part of a $100,000 prize pot and the chance for a place on the podium at next year’s Le Mans.

The first round of the series has already kicked off, with a preliminary qualifier taking place to coincide with the Silverstone round of the WEC, and with future rounds that lead into the final at next year’s Le Mans in June to coincide with upcoming events on the official WEC series calendar.

The esports series has got considerable buy-in from the ACO – the WEC’s CEO Gerard Neveu was on-hand for the announcement, as was 2018 Le Mans winner and two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso, who’s already heading up his own esports team.

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