Vietnamese racers to vie in e-sport challenge

By Dang Khoa   April 7, 2021 | 05:30 pm GMT+7
Vietnamese racers to vie in e-sport challenge
A promotional poster for E1 Championship. Photo courtesy of the tournament.
Two members of Saigon United Motorsports (SUM) will be the first contenders to represent Vietnam in the simulated (sim) racing tournament E1 Championship Season 1.

According to the tournament format, 14 teams of two members each from countries like Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam will compete over eight rounds, set to begin at 8 p.m. (Hanoi time) every Wednesday from April 7 to June 2 and occur via the world’s most famous circuit simulators.

The first round will feature Red Bull Ring in Austria, the next Hockenheim ring in Germany, followed by Watkins Glen International in the U.S., Suzuka Circuit in Japan, Motorland Aragon in Spain, Zandvoort in the Netherlands, Hungarory in Hungary, and Nurburgring GP in Germany.

Dang Ho Gia Huy, 20, and Le Hoang Vinh Long, 19, are both experienced sim racers.

Vietnamese sim racer Dang Ho Gia Huy and  Le Hoang Vinh Long. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Recreational and e-Sports Association.

Vietnamese sim racers Dang Ho Gia Huy (L) and Le Hoang Vinh Long. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Recreational and e-Sports Association.

Huy once competed on the Salzburgring track via the RaceRoom Racing Experience simulator for PC.

Long has eight years of sim racing experience, having competed on Hanoi Street Circuit, Nurburgring GP, Intercity Istanbul Park and Red Bull Ring.

The E1 Championship features the best racers from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Season 1 is the second in a series of RaceRoom Racing Experience tournaments planned for this year.

The event has a prize pool of $15,000.

 
 
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