Saturday, 23 July 2022

Sim Racing World Cup: Indian players announced for Asian Continental Qualifiers

Sim Racing World Cup: India announces two representatives for the Asian Continental Qualifiers

Sim Racing World Cup: The Indian esports segment has had exponential growth in the last few years. While popular games such as…

Sim Racing World Cup: The Indian esports segment has had exponential growth in the last few years. While popular games such as FIFA, PUBG, Fortnite, and Valorant are quite common among Indian gamers, other titles such as League of Legends, and Rocket League have also become quite popular among the masses. Recently, it has been revealed that two professionals will represent India in the upcoming Asian Continental Qualifiers for the inaugural Sim Racing World Cup.

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The International Esports Federation in association with Monaco Esports Federation will host the Sim Racing World Cup. The event will feature one of the world’s most popular sim racing titles, Assetto Corsa.

A total of 39 countries are participating in the Continental Qualifiers for Sim Racing World Cup 2022. Only the top 12 countries will be going to Monaco for the finals.

The number of slots (slots = number of sim racers qualified) per continent for the Grand Final in Monaco is as follows:

  • Europe: 3
  • Africa: 2
  • America: 2
  • Asia: 2
  • Oceania: 1

Monaco and Slovakia will receive a wild card entry each.

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Sim Racing World Cup: Who will be representing India at the Asian Continental Qualifiers

The National Esports Championships, conducted by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI), witnessed the participation of the country’s 250 top sim racing drivers. The list included popular names such as Sai Prithvi, Prathamesh Yedre, Hari Krupanand, and Jamie Shaw. Out of these 250 contestants, only two professionals Muhammad Ibrahim and Davlish Singh have managed to gain entry to the Indian team by securing 43 points.

Sim Racing World Cup: India announces two representatives for the Asian Continental Qualifiers
Gamers in action during the qualifiers (Image via ESFI)

Following the success of the event, Lokesh Suji, Director of Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Sports Federation gave the following statement.

“We are delighted with how both the online and offline qualifiers were successfully conducted. All of the sim racing drivers displayed a healthy competitive spirit and maintained that till the finals to ensure that all of the races were well contested. I congratulate the winners, Muhammad Ibrahim and Davlish Singh on their remarkable achievement and back them to bring the trophy home. I would also like to thank INOX, IR Esports & IISM for their fantastic support and for making this event possible,”

Muhammad Ibrahim and Davlish Singh will represent India in the Asian Continental Qualifiers. The event is scheduled from July 26 and will run until July 29. During this time, the two gamers will fight against professionals from other Asian countries for the two qualification spots.

The Grand Finals of NESC featured a total of two races. The total points won after both the races were tabulated to determine the winners. Both Ibrahim and Davlish tied on 43 points and were adjudged joint winners.

Following the victory, both gamers had a few words to say.

Ibrahim, who won the McLaren Logitech G Challenge earlier this year said:

“This is an excellent opportunity to represent your country on an international platform. Winning the qualifiers amongst 250 players overall gives me immense satisfaction and feels like a huge achievement but it also increases the pressure of performing well in the next stage for me. Undoubtedly, I will be practicing a lot to achieve the best for my country with the upcoming Continental Qualifier also on my mind”

Sim Racing World Cup: India announces two representatives for the Asian Continental Qualifiers following action at National Esports Championships
Action continues to get a spot at the Indian team for the Asian Continental Qualifiers (Image via Esports Federation of India)

Davlish has been engaged in Sim racing since 2019. He was elated to be a part of the National team and stated:

“I believe this was one of the largest sim racing events in India yet where ESFI gave participants from all over the country a chance to fight for a spot to represent their country on the international stage. The event was very well organized with some very quick, competitive, and fair racing from all the top drivers. The double sprint race formats with reversed grids made the races even more exciting.”

Both gamers are pumped up with the thought of representing their country at the Continental Qualifiers. It is quite certain that they’d be giving their best to emerge victorious and go all the way to Monaco. Certainly, esports fans in India would be rooting for their victory and want to see an Indian claiming the inaugural Sim Racing World Cup.

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