The first ever MotoGP eSport Championship begins later this week. This weekly game mode, which is exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version of MotoGP 17, will have online players competing for the chance to qualify for the finals later this year (which will take place at the Valencia circuit in Spain). The winner will get the grand prize of a BMW M240i (which is suspiciously not a bike), while the second place winner will get a KTM RC 390, and the third place winner getting a television.
Here’s how Milestone describes the schedule of events:
We start with the Jerez GP in Spain: from 27th July to 6th August, the thousands of fans in contention will play at home, flying at full speed on the seat of Marc Marquez’s Honda, with the aim of recording the best time and being the absolute fastest. In the following race of the MotoGP eSport Championship, the most daring will find themselves riding the KTM of Pol Espargarò in dry conditions at Spielberg in Austria, from 10th to 20th August. After that in conjunction with the official calendar of MotoGP, from 24th August to 3rd September, it will be the turn of the Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain: here players will ride in wet conditions, with the Aprilia from Team Gresini’s Sam Lowes. From 7th to 17th September, Italian players will have a notable advantage, challenging all the world’s players directly at Misano, on the circuit dedicated to the unforgettable Marco Simoncelli, on the seat of the Ducati of Jorge Lorenzo. Then from 21st September to 1st October, players can finally put themselves in the place of the legendary VR46 (Valentino Rossi) and ride his powerful Yamaha around the sharp turns of Aragon in Spain. To finish, from 12th to 22nd October, we race in dry conditions at Phillip Island in Australia to end with a bang these six qualification races on the Suzuki of Andrea Iannone from Abruzzo.
The full schedule can be seen below:
07/27 – 08/06
08/10 – 08/20
08/24 – 09/03
09/07 – 09/17
09/21 – 10/01
10/12 – 10/22
The finals of the MotoGP eSport Championship will take place on-location at the Valencia circuit in Spain from Nobember 10-12. It’ll be aired on television via Dorna Sports, and the winner will get a BMW M240i.
MotoGP 17 is available now for PlayStation 4. Check out our review for more information.