After a successful inaugural start-up in 2018, the Legion of Racers (LOR) are now in the hunt for a pack of drivers who could represent Singapore in major events like the F1 Esports Championship and the Gran Turismo Championship, if they qualify.
The top three drivers from the 2019 Legion of Racers SIM Racing League hunt will be signed up as professional e-sports athletes and will also receive real go-karting training as part of their journey to be better e-sports SIM racers.
Speaking at the launch of the 2019 edition of the LOR SIM Racing League, Lim Keong Wee, co-founder of the Legion of Racers said, “The hunt is on again for the best s-sport drivers to represent Singapore in SIM racing. It is our hope that the last one year of outreach to the SIM racing community and community at large will have more young drivers come forward to be part of the Legion of racers. We would like to thank our partners such as Singapore Cybersports Online Gaming Association (SCOGA), Monster Energy Drinks, 9tro, BenQ and Logitech. We look forward to working with more partners to grow the SIM racing community.”
Following the 2018 run which culminated at Gamestart, the LOR signed on three of the best drivers from the competition as professional e-sports athletes.
Ar Muhammad Aleef, Jaden Low and Jason Tay were also given go-kart training to help them develop as SIM drivers, with training provided by Melvin Moh, a co-founder of LOR who is also an AMG Driving Academy instructor.
“It is our ambition to continue reaching out to the community at large, to give them an opportunity to be involved in motorsports, to experience the thrill of taking the wheel from the SIM racing perspective,” said Moh.
As for registration for the 2019 edition, it will be held from 20 May onwards till end of September 2019. Members of the public will also be able to participate in Legion of Racers 2019 season such as Campus Legends (in association with SCOGA) and Gamestart (in association with Monster).
In addition to that, the LOR will also be partnering with SCOGA on bringing SIM racing to the tertiary schools in Singapore. As such, the registration for schools will commence in May and June.
For the general public, the LOR will be doing a series of online tournaments leading up to Gamestart. The finalist of the Campus Legends and online rounds will be invited to Gamestart 2019 which will serve as the final round of the Legion of Racers 2019 season, and the top three racers in Gamestart will be given e-sports and training and be awarded part-time internship contracts at Legion of Racers.