Formula E drivers to battle it out for share of $1 million

The stakes have never been higher in eSports racing history as 20 Formula E drivers will go up against each other in Las Vegas for the chance to win a share of $1 million.

The drivers will compete in a virtual race that includes parts of the renowned Las Vegas Strip at the Sports Business Innovation Summit and Consumer Electronics Show at The Venetian hotel from January 5-7.

Cloud Sport will ensure the virtual race runs smoothly and is as realistic as possible for all the competitors, who will be using Playseat gaming rigs that run rFactor 2 software.

“All this will take place within CES, the world’s largest technology show, highlighting our commitment to fan engagement through innovation and technology,” Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said in a media release. “We believe eSports offers a new level of fan interaction and participation in sport, and we want to be at the forefront of this gaming revolution. Gamers, welcome to Formula E – let’s race!”

As if that’s not exciting enough, 10 fans will also have the chance to race against the 20 Formula E drivers through the Road to Vegas Challenge.

“Formula E takes one more giant step in engaging with our fans,” Agag added. “Gamers from all over the world will be able to participate in the ‘Road to Vegas Challenge’ and earn themselves the opportunity to race against the Formula E drivers in a unique eRace.”