On Tuesday (4 Feb), the Legion of Racers (LOR), Singapore’s first sim-racing league, announced the signing of two esports racing athletes from the region.
Esports racing athletes from Indonesia, Andika Rama Maulana and Filipino Luis Antonio Moreno have been added to the list of professional LOR sim-racers. The duo will join Singaporeans Ar Muhammad Aleef, Jason Tay, Jaden Low, and Nur Shahzliezhan Hassan as part of the stable of sim-racers who will represent LOR in competitions for the 2020 season.
Among the competitions LOR will send its teams to for competitions in 2020 are the GT Sport Nations Cup and Manufacturers Cup, Le Mans esports Season 2, and ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship 2020.
LOR’s Ar Muhammad Aleef was crowned as Asia-Pacific champion at the Logitech G Challenge E-racing Championship last October. At an exhibition race held by the FOA GT Championship Nations and Manufacturers Cup on the weekend of 25 January, the Team LOR esports race drivers emerged in the top four spots in their individual races.
With sim-racers from both Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore signed on as part of the LOR esports racing team, LOR co-founder Lim Keong Wee said that the goal of LOR was to continue its local and regional outreach as much as possible in its next phase of development.
“It has been an eventful two years ever since LOR was started, and both myself and co-founder Melvin Moh are proud to see both the brand and the team expand. We are also proud that we have been able to make the headlines through some good results at regional and global competitions, and this should inspire the team to aim higher,” he noted.
The LOR is aiming to have more sim-racers from both Singapore and regional countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines participate in its LOR Racing League which will commence in June 2020. Details of the 2020 LOR Racing League will be announced at a later date.
In addition to the regional outreach, LOR will be continuing its efforts to reach out to local communities and schools in Singapore and it aims to expand its base and build the capabilities of Singaporean sim-racers. A tertiary level competition and neighbourhood rig demonstrations are in the pipeline for 2020 as LOR seeks to ramp up its presence.