eRacing Grand Prix SEA is the best platform for virtual racers to prove that gamers can establish themselves in real-life motorsports successfully, said Axle Motorsport founder, ex-Formula 1 driver and three-time Audi R8 LMS champion Alex Yoong, who was inspired by the introduction of sim racing in Hong Kong last year.
The growth of esports in the region is seen as the best opportunity for virtual racing to grow towards becoming one of the top esports games in the world, said Yoong. “esports has become a significant face of the video game industry when there was a demonstration event during the Asian Games. I hope that this will transition it from being known as a game, to being known as a sport.
Feel that eRacing have a huge potential in this country as eSports (electronic sports) nowadays is focusing more on the electronic games such as Dota, FIFA and etc. eRacing is similar to real life motorsports and therefore, the useful knowledge the participants gained from this tournament can be transferred into the real track.