Second Supercars e-Series to start in October
Melbourne Esports Open at Rod Laver Arena, with Scott Pye, Nick Percat, and Anton de Pasquale
September 14: Registration opens at Sandown https://www.supercars.com/eseries/
October 1: Qualifying for the top 32 spots “with that group then racing to earn one of eight positions in the six-round e-Series.”
Running from October 16 to November 21, the e-Series will be broadcast live on
Supercars.com and across Supercars social media channels, including the gaming-focused streaming platform Twitch.
A separate Cup Series is open to anyone on six nominated days in an online knockout competition.
Supercars drivers will take part in this competition, running from October 15 to November 20, as phantom entrants.
There will be a wide range of prizes in both the e-Series and Cup Series including a $5,000 cash prize pool, money-can’t-buy Supercars experiences, gaming products and merchandise.
For background, the first event was the Harvey Norman Challenge in 2017:
Supercars launches Bathurst e-Sports Challenge
September 7, 2017
By Supercars.Com Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Players will compete online through Forza Motorsport 6’s RIVALS mode, where the fastest eight drivers set by lap time will win an expenses-paid trip to compete in the Challenge Finals, held at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Here at the Challenge Finals, they will compete in the brand-new Forza Motorsport 7 over four action-packed days to see who will be the first ever Harvey Norman Supercars Forza Challenge Champion. The challenge finals will not only see the drivers race head-to-head, but also in a special All-Stars race paired up with a current Virgin Australia Supercars Championship driver.
The All-Stars race and the Harvey Norman Supercars Forza Challenge grand final will be played across a series of Xbox consoles in front of a live audience set and streamed live on
Supercars.com, foxsports.com.au in Australia, and across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East with Supercars broadcast partners.
Live event October 4th-8th, 2017
VOD of the All-Stars race:
ESPORTS: Harvey Norman Supercars Forza Challenge - All-Stars - YouTube
Going back further, in 2015 Forza 6 was featured in the Drive to Win challenge held live at Bathurst, and Johniwanna was there:
VOD: Drive to Win @ The Bathurst 1000 - YouTube
Rear View Mirror 10-19-15
John Schommer Monday, October 19, 2015
Last Tuesday afternoon I got the word I was going to Australia to cover the Xbox “Drive to Win” finals and the Bathurst 1000, Australia’s “Great Race”. Twenty four hours later I was on a plane, the first of three that would carry me some 8,000 miles away. It was an adventure of a lifetime; the people, places, and the race are something I will never forget.
Winners of the “Drive to Win” contest were meeting me in Sydney for the three-and-a-half-hour drive to Bathurst. Here this lucky crew from the U.K., New Zealand, and Australia would compete for the grand prize and we would all watch the weekend of racing from a corporate suite on Pit Straight.