Renault Groupe, the French multinational automobile manufacturer made a grand entry into the world of esports through the launching of its own exuberant racing team.
Posting a brief trailer on its Twitter page on Monday, the company promulgated the ‘Renault Sport Team Vitality’. The team is all set to go for the F1’s Esports Series, as well as the game Rocket League to leave its imprint.
The initial invasion and efforts of F1 in esports turned the wheel of success and saw the crowning of F1’s first esports champion, Brendon Leigh, at the end of 2017. Throughout the season McLaren also held its own esports competition, World’s Fastest Gamer. The winner of that competition was Dutchman Rudy van Buren, who was consequently named McLaren’s F1 simulator driver. Van Buren and Brendon Leigh competed in January’s Race of Champions alongside some of motor racing’s biggest names.
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso last year launched a team of his own, FA Racing. Renault’s news came the same day a new esports competition was announced for rallycross, using the game DiRT 4.
Source: European Gaming Media and Events