The search for an elite pack of drivers to represent the Legion of Racers (LOR) for 2020 will soon come to an end as the top three e-racers at GameStart 2019, Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention, will earn professional contracts with the LOR to participate in major competitions.
For this season, the LOR is expecting to host e-racers from the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia attend the GameStart convention which will be held on 12 and 13 October at Suntec City.
On the first day, the top 23 qualifiers will advance to the quarter-finals along with the nine previous LOR winners. On the second day, four groups of semi-finalists will whittle down in a semi-finals face-off until only four finalists left standing for the final run-off.
The top three e-racers will not only win $35,000 worth of prizes, but will also be inducted into the LOR team of athletes with the opportunity to represent Singapore in major events like the F1 Esports Championship and the Gran Turismo Championship, if they qualify.
“32 of the fastest e-racers from around the region will have an opportunity to earn professional contracts with the Legion of Racers from GameStart. The contract will give them the opportunity to participate under the LOR flag for major competitions,” said Lim Keong Wee, one of the co-founders of LOR.
The LOR hinted that it is looking to send teams to compete at the Raceroom Asia Championship League full season, the GT FIA Nations Cup season, and the Logitech G Challenge.
Following a successful inaugural season in 2018, the LOR signed on three of the best drivers – Jaden Low, Jason Tay, and Muhammad Aleef – from the competition as professional e-sports athletes.
Since being named as winners last year, the LOR team were champions of the Raceroom Asia Championship League with Jason Tay and Muhammad Aleef finishing in first and second spot respectively. In F1 Esports, the LOR team finished among the top 100 in the qualifiers and secured the 23rd spot in Asia in the GT Nations Cup.
What’s more, Aleef and Jason were also top 16 in the world in the E Race of Champions. Meanwhile, in the Logitech G Challenge, the LOR team were the champions of Singapore and Malaysia, and even made it to the Asia-Pacific finals in Melbourne.
“The last one year has been filled with learnings. Apart from participating in the various competitions which I had the benefit of participating in, we also were able to train in a go-kart with AutoInc. I am looking forward to GameStart 2019 and wish all participants the very best,” noted Jason Tay.
Apart from getting the LOR e-sports athletes to participate in various events throughout the year, the LOR was also involved in the organisation of the inaugural Festival of Speed as part the Grand Prix Season Singapore 2019, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board.
“It has been a busy year for all of us as we watched LOR grow from strength to strength. We are all looking forward to GameStart 2019, and hope we will be able to unearth some super e-racing talents at the competition,” commented Melvin Moh, one of the co-founders of LOR.