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Esports challenge for Bahrain's virtual racing enthusiasts

DUBAI, October 12, 2021

Bahrain’s growing community of virtual racing enthusiasts can test themselves against the best talent from across the GCC region when Esports breaks new ground in Dubai next month.
The #NoFilterDxb Esports Tournament 2021 has been launched as part of the new-look motor show and lifestyle event being staged by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from November 24-27 at Dubai Harbour one week ahead of the UAE Golden Jubilee weekend. 
Organised by Pole Position Events Management, the region’s first combined online and on-site Esports racing event gives enthusiasts the chance to qualify through a series of compete-at-home time attacks and multi-player battles broadcast live on YouTube.
The tournament reaches its climax during a schedule of on-site finals taking place over the four days of #NoFilterDxb at Dubai Harbour, with a prize fund of AED20,000 ($5,445).
Pole Position Managing Director Ryan Trutch said: “Enthusiasts from across the GCC are invited to compete against the best in the UAE, and prove themselves in a competitive new Esports racing environment.”
The event is open to anyone with access to RaceRoom’s free-to-play racing simulation on PC.
Beginning on October 15, three 12-day overlapping rounds of time attacks will send those with the 20 fastest lap times into the live multi-player rounds on YouTube, complete with commentary and race stewards.
They will be competing virtually on race circuits including the Red Bull Ring in Austria, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and Dubai Autodrome. The top 15 racers from each multi-player round go through to on-site finals staged at a purpose-built race simulator location at Dubai Harbour.
Pole position aims to establish Esport racing centres across the region, and plans a series of tournaments to help grow a grassroots movement in conjunction with traditional motorsport.
To finance its expansion plans, the company recently launched a crowdfunding drive on the investment platform.-TradeArabia News Service


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