More Details on Formula E’s Million-Dollar ‘Road To Vegas’ eSports Competition

September 25th, 2016 by Dustin Moore

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Earlier this month, Formula E announced a competition which would ultimately have its pros taking on 10 of the world’s fastest virtual drivers in an eRace worth $1 million in cash.

A recent update from the FIA-sanctioned organization now reveals how the total purse will be divvied up amongst participants, and those skilled enough to make the final field can breathe a sigh of relief: all 30 joes and pros will walk away with at least $20,000 in prize money.

The three-month ‘Road to Vegas’ showdown invites gamers the world over to compete for a chance to take on the entire grid of Formula E racers at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2017. Touted by a Formula E media release as the “richest prize fund in motor racing eSports history,” the driver to claim the checkered flag first will be awarded $200,000.

Here is a complete breakdown of the ‘Road to Vegas’ winnings:

  • Pole – $25,000
  • Fastest Lap – $10,000
  • 1st – $200,000R2V Logo
  • 2nd – $100,000
  • 3rd – $50,000
  • 4th – $42,500
  • 5th – $35,000
  • 6th – $32,500
  • 7th – $30,000
  • 8th – $27,500
  • 9th – $25,000
  • 10th – $22,500
  • 11-30th – $20,000

All ‘Road to Vegas’ activities will be hosted on Image Space Incorporated’s PC racing title rFactor 2 and requires entrants to have commercial wheel and pedal setups. Qualifying begins Oct. 7, 2016 and follows the 2015-2016 Formula E schedule, picking up at Long Beach.

For a detailed look at rules and entry requirements, visit

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  1. Sep. 26, 8:40am

    Jesus, that’s a good prize, especially compared to the Forza thing recently.
    I mean $20k for finishing dead-last? :O
    Any GTP’ers going to enter?

    • Sep. 26, 9:12am

      I’m sure a great many of them will be there. There are quite a few uber aliens lurking here.

    • Sep. 26, 9:14am

      In fact I see one below here already.

    • Sep. 26, 1:50pm

      And you, JP?

    • Sep. 26, 2:05pm

      Unfortunately I am from the planet Earth.

    • Sep. 26, 4:41pm

      I meant ‘will you try?’
      Assumed you weren’t an alien ;)

    • Sep. 26, 6:10pm

      Don’t have RF2.

  2. Sep. 25, 9:49pm

    I can’t find it anywhere. Under what game will this take place?

    • Sep. 25, 10:06pm

      All ‘Road to Vegas’ activities will be hosted on Image Space Incorporated’s PC racing title rFactor 2 and requires entrants to have commercial wheel and pedal setups.

    • Sep. 26, 1:38pm

      @DestenDeath. Dude, where have you been? Been trying to get a hold of you. We’re putting together a MASSIVE FGT League/Season. Pm me whenever you get a chance :-)

  3. Sep. 25, 8:23pm

    I know what I’ll be working on this fall/winter! Gamer to racer to gamer?! I guess things really do come full circle.

  4. Sep. 25, 7:16pm

    Sounds pretty interesting! Good luck to those who (can and do) accomplish the top!

  5. Sep. 25, 6:42pm


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