Project CARS becomes an official eSport with ESL

It was only a matter of time before another ground breaking title was added to the list of official eSports games. This week Bandia Namco and Slightly Mad Studios announced the arrival of the official ESL online competition for Project CARS.

Andy Tudor, Creative Director at Slightly Mad Studios had the following to say in an official press release:

When planning our Driver Network features around Multiplayer, Time Trials, Leaderboards, and Community Events we had a hope that the community were going to inspire healthy yet fierce competition amongst the players and a vision that one day this may be elevated to the professional scene.

You proved us right by immersing yourself in our regularly-rotating Community Events, by creating your own Online Leagues, and by pro teams participating in the ongoing SMS-R Driver Network Championship season.

Earlier in the year we attended Gamergy in Madrid to test how Project CARS would work as a live eSports event and we invited pro players from the scene to give their feedback. This was extremely promising and it helped us plan our second event at gamescom this year which was a huge success.

Therefore we are very pleased to announce that Bandai Namco Entertainment and Slightly Mad Studios have now teamed up with the Electronics Sports League to bring you legitimate, dedicated professional eSports within Project CARS.

The first step of this will start this Sunday on September 13th with the first of several online weekly competitions and then we head to the third live event at EGX in September hosted by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment UK. Players will be able to participate in multiplayer racing against each other, time trials, and Twitch-streamed finals, as well as experience live music, commentary, giveaways, and a few exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming Project CARS ON DEMAND content.

We’ll have more info and schedule of all online events available to play via ESL as well as the EGX show over at in the coming weeks so stay tuned and we hope to see you both in Birmingham and online!


You can check out all of the Project CARS eSports events over here on the official Project CARS website.

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