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iRacing launch official Porsche eSports racing series

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Porsche and iRacing are teaming up for a brand new eSports racing series, the Porsche iRacing World Championship Series which will have a prize fund of $100,000 on offer.

The series will see top racers from around the world compete in ten rounds, starting in January using the virtual 911 GT3 Cup car.

The announcement came at the recent Porsche SimRacing Summit at the Porsche Factory in Leipzig, Germany, which featured the culmination of an online racing competition through iRacing, with qualifiers earning invitations to the finals with a prize of €30,000 on offer. 32 simracers are racing head-to-head for their share of the prize money.

“Porsche is more and more involved with eSports and racing simulations. Putting together a world championship like this one is important evidence of our increasing commitment to the sport,” commented Dr. Kjell Gruner, Vice President Marketing at Porsche.

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“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Porsche as a partner for the Porsche iRacing World Championship Series,” added Steve Myers, Executive vice-president and executive producer, iRacing.

“This is a milestone year for our world championships – it is the 10th year we have hosted and sanctioned world championships and to be able to offer a $100,000 prize pool shows how far we have come. We wouldn’t be able to do this without the fantastic partnership we have with Porsche.”

Full details on the new series will be announced soon with qualifying starting in January.

All ten rounds of the Porsche iRacing World Championship Series will be broadcast on the iRacing eSports Network (www.youtube.com/iracing-esports-network) as well as on www.iRacing.com and still to be announced Porsche channels.

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