Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport have announced the forming of their eSports team, titled Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports team that’ll compete in this year’s F1 eSports Series.
The reigning Formula 1 champions will be one of nine teams to compete in season two of the F1 eSports draft with the announcement of three new signings to the team, including last year’s eSports champion Brendon Leigh.
Leigh won last year’s series in the series finale in Abu Dhabi against nineteen fellow gamers in an series that saw over 66,000 players enter. The nineteen-year old will be joined by Harry Jacks, who raced in last year’s final, Poland’s Patryk Krutyi and Hungary’s Dani Bereznay, who was drafted by Mercedes in the Pro Draft.
Jacks is known in the F1 eSports community for competing in number of online racing championship, as well as being part of McLaren’s World Fastest Gamer contest last year. Krutyi has won multiple Polish online championships whilst Bereznay was part of the final 40 players in the pro draft and was selected by the Silver Arrows in their sole pick from the draft.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports team will be based in Brackley, the same location as their official Formula 1 team, where a purpose-built eSports training facility will provide the four players the latest technology and equipment to develop their skills.
The new facilities will allow the gamers to build on their skills on multiple platforms, simulators and games as they prepare for the second F1 eSports Series which will commence in October and November later this year.