Codemasters has announced that Volkswagen R will sponsor this
weekend’s final of the DiRT
World Championships. Taking place at the inaugural Speedmachine festival on
Saturday, May 26th at the Silverstone circuit, the final will pit the six
fastest DiRT 4 players in the world against each other live on Motorsport.tv and Twitch
from 2pm BST.
With the Volkswagen R partnership, the competitors will be
driving the Volkswagen Polo R Supercar during the three rallycross events in
the final. In addition, Volkswagen R branding will be showcased throughout both
the game and livestream.
The DiRT World Championships final takes place at Speedmachine, the British round of the
FIA World Rallycross presented by Monster Energy on Saturday, May 26th, at
“We are delighted to be working with Volkswagen R on the
DiRT World Championships,” said Andy Gray, Esports Manager at Codemasters. “It
is an incredible brand which brings with it a great deal of recognition and
“The quality of the competition we have seen so far in the
DiRT World Championships has been immense and the final promises to be even
better with the best six DiRT 4 players racing it out live at Speedmachine,” he
added. “We cannot wait!”
In addition to its Volkswagen deal, Codemasters has also signed
further sponsorship agreements with Acer Predator, Playseat and Thrustmaster –
all of whom will provide equipment for the event at Speedmachine.
The winner of the Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships will
get to test drive an RX2 car, win an Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming PC, a DiRT
Playseat and Thrustmaster wheel.
“Esports is an important and continuously growing field for
the automotive industry and Volkswagen R is thrilled to be the partner of the
DiRT World Championships at Speedmachine,” said Jost Capito, Executive Director
at Volkswagen R. “The finalists are travelling from as far as South Africa,
which is incredible and proof of the global community Esports creates. We are
looking forward to the finals.”
The DiRT World Championships has been operated in conjunction
with esports organizer Gfinity. It has attracted over 20,000 players from
across the world, according to Codemasters. Those who performed best in the World
Championships events on DiRT 4 qualified for the livestreamed quarter-finals
and semi-finals before the fastest six secured their place in the final.
Below, you can find the list of the DiRT World Championships
finalists; including their given name and surname, as well as their online
gamertag alias, their nationality, and of course, their age:
Overall, the DiRT World Championships final is shaping up to
be a fantastic event and should be an excellent representation of esports at this
year’s inaugural Speedmachine festival. Make sure you tune in on Motorsport.tv and Twitch from 2pm BST on Saturday, May 26th.
With the opportunity to test drive an RX2 car, as well as an
Acer Predator gaming PC and sim-setup all up for grabs, the racing this weekend
is sure to be fierce – don’t miss it!
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