DiRT Rally 2.0

Finalists Gear Up for Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships

Article By 
Alan Walsh
May 25, 2018
DiRT Rally 2.0

Finalists Gear Up for Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships

Article By 
Alan Walsh
May 25, 2018

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 Silverstone, England.

“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 credibility.
“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.

The trophies for the podium winners to be awarded at the DiRT World Championships 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:

  • ‍Nicholas Steere – sixtiethYard333 – South Africa – Aged 30
  • Robin Sieren – KickedinYOOO – German – Aged 22
  • Alejandro Aroca García – Oscaro BillyCherokee – Spanish – Aged 21
  • Joona Pankkonen – Oscaro Joona P – Finnish – Aged 17
  • Anders Robin Jonsson – xVZombieSlayaaVx – Swedish – Aged 18
  • Quentin Dall’Olmo – OscaroQ – French – Aged 18

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!

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.