I’ve never took any interest in e-sports but the GT Sport FIA events have been must watch. It helps the virtual sport is so close to the real thing. That can’t be said for any other sport as they require very specific ‘gaming’ skills.I think it's safe to say racing esports are on the up-and-up! The GT streams were hovering around 10k concurrent viewers on YouTube at times over the two days, and the Forza RC stuff right now is sitting at 16k. With the FIA NA and World events still to come, I expect even higher viewership for those. That's bigger than what the genre was managing last year — and I haven't even kept track of what sort of numbers F1 is probably pulling in.
What a great time to be into racing games.
PD would do very well to keep using these events to reveal content.