Heroic enters sim racing

published 24 January 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Heroic is entering sim racing as a partner team of the newly created ESL R1 league. Heroic will be one of 12 teams competing in the league alongside car manufacturers like BMW and Porsche and top esports teams like FaZe and G2.

The full list of teams include:

  • Apex Racing Team
  • BMW M Team BS+COMPETITION
  • FaZe Clan
  • Furia
  • G2 Esports
  • Heroic
  • Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Esports Team
  • MOUZ
  • Porsche Coanda
  • R8G
  • Team Redline
  • Team Williams Esports

ESL R1 is a pristine esports league that will set a whole new standard for sim racing by establishing a dedicated intersection for car manufacturers and players. It takes what’s best of real-life racing and merges it with the limitless possibilities of the digital realm. While celebrating the pinnacle of speed and skill, ESL R1 creates new champions and delivers an immersive, shared spectacle for the audience.

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We are honored to be joining such an ambitious league and are looking forward to pushing the limits of virtual racing together with EFG and Rennsport. The competition will be fierce, but we are confident that our racers have what it takes to compete for titles. We can't wait to see what the future holds and are ready to hit the virtual track!
Oliver Valsgaard, Director of Esports

Sim racing has been gaining popularity in recent years as technology has advanced and made it more accessible to a wider audience. The franchise will bring together some of the top teams and players in the industry, providing a platform for intense competition and high-level gameplay that will entertain the growing fan base.

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As we expand our reach to a new demography, we anticipate increased interest from brands and sponsors looking to engage with the virtual racing fans. We look forward to going beyond boundaries to create exciting and authentic partnerships with them.
Isikcan Aysev, Chief Commercial Officer

The inaugural live tournament will kick off the ESL R1 2023 Spring Season with a bang at the free-to-enter IEM Expo, a part of Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice, on February 10-12, 2023.

To read more about ESL R1, go to: https://eslr1.com

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