There’s now one month until the inaugural Le Mans Esport Series Super Final happens. In preparation the organizers have announced the prize structure for the event, which will run on-site at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.
With $100,000 in prizes up for grabs over the course of nine races, many of the 36 finalists will be able to walk away with a sizeable chunk of change.
For the first eight races, the winning team will earn $3,000. Second-place picks up $2,000, and third $1,000.
This ratchets up exponentially for the longer final race however. There the top spot earns a cool $25,000, with $12,500 and $7,500 for second and third, respectively.
The series organizers have introduced a handful of rules to shake up the format during the event too. Teams will be given an in-game budget to purchase all the cars in Forza Motorsport 7 needed for each of the Super Final seven categories. These range from classics like the Ford GT40 to modern prototypes such as the Porsche 919 Hybrid.
The drivers will get a small taste of the classic Le Mans experience for the first and final races. For both, they’ll have to make the run to their rigs and set off racing. Expect a few order changes right off the grid, then…
At the end of it all, the winners will stand on the same podium as the real-world drivers.
The nearly-complete list of drivers is below, courtesy of Autosport. It features plenty of ForzaRC regulars, drivers from Lazarus, Red Bull, and Williams, plus the Canadian WorldGaming Pfaff champion:
- Shaun Arnold (JOTA Commando)
- David Hoch (Harmonic) David Hoch
- Christopher Stephen Farkas(JSR Craviator) Christopher Stephen Farkas
- Jacob Bowkett (Aerox Bowkett)
- Luis Felipe De Melo Helena (FRF SOLO)
- Shoma Takaya (JSR AziDhk)
- Alex Harrison(TPR_ChemicaL) Alex Harrison
- Renan Negrini (FRF Prodigy) Renan Negrini
- Matthew Gater(THR Nee) Matthew Gater
- Tobin Leigh (LZR Racerz) Tobin Leigh
- Paul Anthony Arevalo Jr (F4HREVS)
- Iori Ohki (kamikaze110)
- Robin Betka (bbbb0x)
- Mariano Rubalcava Ocana (Eternitum)
- Cian Llewconn Butler (LSEM The Butler)
- Aaron Martin-Pilkington (TUS Mellish)
- Koei Matsusaka (Ayrton Goki)
- Hyuk Jung (TX3 Bilysoo)
- Aurelien Mohammedi-Mallet (RBR Laige)
- Alexandre Arnou (Asix)
- Christopher Cabrera (ESC Chris)
- Gary Mitchell (Williams Mitch)
- Fabien Piffet (Williams Seven)
- Michael Coyne (Williams RR)
- Evan Thorogood (Raceboy77)
- Daniel Nyman (LZR ForceOne)
- Roberto Phelipe (Sauber ZooM)
- Dai Lei (ADD Rocky)
- Yuan Yifan (ADD Jhickson)
- He MuYe (ADD DoctorH)
We’ll have full details on live stream coverage as the event draws closer.
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