Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, has announced that the third season of “F1 New Balance Esports Series” will kick off on 8th of April. Among this years’ changes is a massive prize fund of $500,000! For the fans of the series, an all-expenses-paid trip to the Pro Draft, as well as tickets to the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix on 14th of July, is up for grabs too.
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“Last season was a decisive year for F1 Esports with the inclusion of the first official teams and record audience figures. As we move into this 2019 season, F1 will remain at the forefront of this explosive industry. The potential within this space is extremely exciting both as a commercial opportunity, but importantly, as a way for the sport to engage with the next generation of motorsport fans. We are committed to exponential growth in the world of esports, and as a result, the 2019 season is going to be even bigger and better. Having more than doubled the prize fund, we plan to attract even more talent to the series and to continue the upward trajectory we are on.”
– Sean Bratches, Managing Director of Commercial Operations at Formula 1
Like in 2018, this season will be split into Qualifying, a Pro Draft and the Pro Series. However, each segment of the 2019 Series has been expanded, making this the biggest season yet.
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