Formula 1’s Esports Series will proceed to be delivered by Gfinity within the coming years.
Gfinity (AIM: GFIN), a world-leading esports and gaming options supplier, publicizes that it has prolonged its relationship with F1 and been appointed to ship the primary parts of the F1 Esports Series in 2020 and 2021, and the 2022 qualifying occasions. In addition, the beforehand introduced F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix Series has been prolonged to June of this 12 months.
As a part of the settlement for the F1 Esports Series, in 2020 Gfinity will ship the Pro Draft Reveal Show and the Pro Series; in 2021 Gfinity will ship the Challenger Series qualifying occasions, Pro Draft reside present and Pro Series; and in 2022, Gfinity will ship the qualifying occasions. Full particulars of the 2020 season format shall be introduced sooner or later.
Under the phrases of the contract, Gfinity will ship a devoted account administration workforce chargeable for the supply of all parts of the programme; a full league operations workforce chargeable for writing all guidelines and governing the drivers taking part within the match; and supply using ‘Race Control’, Gfinity’s proprietary in-race adjudication system. The Gfinity Arena in London can even be the primary venue for reside broadcasts.
Gfinity has been working with Formula 1 and Codemasters (CDM.L), a number one UK writer of racing video games, to design, develop and ship the primary parts of the F1 Esports Series since 2017.
In addition, additional to the announcement on 23 March 2020 that Gfinity had been chosen to ship the brand new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix Series, the Series has now been prolonged till June. The Virtual Grand Prix Series will exchange every reside F1 Grand Prix that has been postponed as a result of coronavirus. Gfinity labored intently with Formula 1 on the conception of the sequence and oversees the supply of the match, match operations and broadcast manufacturing. The first race, the Virtual Bahrain Grand Prix came about on Sunday 22 March 2020. Since then there have been 4 further Virtual Grand Prix in Vietnam, China, the Netherlands and Spain, and three F1 Esports Challenge Driver occasions.
John Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Gfinity mentioned: “The F1 Esports Series is one of the most exciting esports tournaments in the world and we are delighted to be working with F1 for a further two years. Signing a multi-year agreement highlights our ability to leverage our unique position at the centre of the esports ecosystem to design and develop esports solutions for our clients. The Virtual Grand Prix Series has also caught the imagination of race fans as, shown by the amazing viewing numbers, and we are excited that a new, younger global audience is experiencing the F1 brand in a totally different way.”
Dr. Julian Tan – Head of Digital Business Initiatives and Esports, Formula 1® mentioned: “We are delighted to extend our agreement with esports leaders Gfinity for another two years. Since 2017, we have seen the rapid growth of the F1 Esports Series and Gfinity have played a core part in that through their continued support in developing and delivering the series. We are excited to build on this foundation to bring further excitement to F1 Esports fans across the globe in the coming couple of years.”