Who will be the new world champion?

WRC 9: eSports WRC Finals Postponed to 2021, Schedule Set

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Who will be the virtual rally World Champion 2020? (Image Credit: NACON)

The eSports WRC Championship is one of the most important racing series in Sim Racing. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the grand finale of the season had to be postponed to 2021. The next season in WRC 9 will start in January 2021.

Who will be the new virtual rally world champion in the eSports WRC? The answer to this question is still a bit longer to come, because as NACON and partner company Toyota GAZOO Racing now announce, the final of the 2020 eSports WRC Championship had to be postponed to 2021 due to the existing pandemic restrictions.

eSports WRC Finals: Not Until 2021

In 2020, the eSports WRC entered its fifth season. With more than 10,000 participants this season was already a huge success for NACON, developer studio KT Racing, and all contributing partners.

"Sami-Joe05" from Lebanon and the two-time French world champion "Nexl" fought an exciting duel over the eleven laps with four wins and ten podium places each. At the end of the regular season, the ten finalists competing for the title of eSports WRC World Champion also have the chance to win a Toyota GR Yaris.

However, the finalists will have to wait a little longer before the decision is made. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the season finale had to be postponed to an unspecified date in 2021. This is to ensure the safety of the players, spectators, and staff of the organizers while complying with the regulations.

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WED and RC fight for the eSports WRC World Championship title (Image Credit: NACON)

eSports WRC Season 6 Starts in January 2021

The eSports WRC Championship will resume its sixth season in January. Between January and July, the participants compete in a total of 13 rallies for the world champion title.

The starting signal for the new season is given on January 15 with the Monte Carlo Rally, while the final stages will be driven in Finland from July 23 to 26. Then even in the current series part, WRC 9 - in the fifth esports season the predecessor was still in use.

The ten finalists are already preparing for the new season with their own club. The events can be followed on the homepage of the eSports WRC Championship.

Video Credit: FIA World Rally Championship via YouTube

eSports WRC: How Can I Participate?

Everyone who owns WRC 9 for PC or console can participate in the eSports WRC Championship. Additional gear like a steering wheel (we have already introduced the best wheels to you) is not necessary. All you have to do is enter the official eSports WRC competitions in the game's menu and set your best times and who knows? Maybe you'll be the next world rally champion.

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The race calendar of the 6th eSports WRC season. (Image Credit: NACON)

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Original article by EarlyGame's Philipp Briel.

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