Canadian esports organization Lazarus has announced the formation of Lazarus Racing, a new division within its professional gaming team that will compete on simulation-focused racing titles, such as Forza Motorsport 7 and Gran Turismo Sport.
The announcement was shared on Twitter this Sunday evening, revealing that Lazarus had acquired F4H Motorsport, a popular community-driven team that has competed across all major racing games, including Forza, Gran Turismo, Project CARS and iRacing. Across its 14-year history, F4H Motorsport has earned itself more than 150 championship victories. According to Lazarus, this acquisition includes all staff, drivers and assets of F4H Motorsport, with co-owners Tyler “Diablo” Jones and Nathan “Rosso” Tague named managers for Lazarus’ racing efforts.
In addition to its buyout of F4H Motorsport, Lazarus announced that it has signed professional ForzaRC drivers Tobin “Racerz” Leigh and Daniel “ForceOne” Nyman, both ForzaRC Pre-Season Champions and formerly of Veloce Esports, as well as Ross “Rossi” May, who previously raced on behalf of the community team Japspeed Racing. Together, they will represent Lazarus Racing in the Forza Racing Championship, Microsoft’s official racing esports series that's played on Forza Motorsport 7. Tobin “Racerz” Leigh will also compete on behalf of Lazarus in the Le Mans Esports Super Final this June.
However, that’s not the only news Lazarus had to share in its official announcement this weekend. The professional esports organization also signed two additional drivers for Gran Turismo Sport to join its racing efforts, including Lewis “McLaren6” Bentley and Matthew “MThomas_95” Thomas. Both drivers will race together on GT Sport in official competitions ran on the PS4 exclusive racer, which include the Nations Cup and Manufacturer’s Cup.
With its announcement this weekend, Lazarus Racing has certainly made the biggest impact of any professional team entering the competitive racing scene for the first time. With the Forza Racing Championship expected to return in the coming months for its 2019 season, not to mention the ongoing FIA-endorsed tournaments played on Gran Turismo Sport, this is undoubtedly the perfect time for teams to make their movies in racing esports – and Lazarus Racing has equipped itself with a roster of Forza and Gran Turismo drivers who are poised to succeed over the next 12 months of competition.
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