January 19, 2022

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Esports rev up at Expo 2020 Dubai this month as it hosts Monaco Sim Racing World Cup warm-up

DUBAI, 1 December 2021 – The world of esports is coming to Expo 2020 Dubai from 7-8 December with the warm-up event for the Monaco Sim Racing World Cup at the Monaco Pavilion, ahead of the flagship event in May next year.

Expo 2020 visitors and participants will be able to get behind the wheel of a racing sim and compete, and professional drivers of national federations will be showing off their skills.

Louis Ducruet, President, Monaco Esports Federation, said: “The race in Monaco 2022 aims to have 111-plus nations compete against each other to showcase the skills of their national sim race heroes and to find the fastest nation in the world … The Monaco Sim Racing World Cup 2022 is a great opportunity to put Monaco on the map as the sim racing capital of the world. We aim to create a truly international race, so where better than to kick it off at the Monaco Pavilion during [Expo 2020 Dubai]?”

 

Qualifiers will start on 7 December, live at the Monaco Pavilion from 1800-2000 GST, and will continue on 8 December from 1030-1600 GST, followed by a showcase of professional sim drivers. The finals will start at 1730 GST. A high-end sim racing rig will be installed by Dubai-based Techxhub, allowing attendees to test the equipment.

Sanjay Holmukhe, CEO, Techxhub, said: “Sim Racing is still fairly small compared to other esports, but due to the fact that several real races have been cancelled during the [COVID-19] pandemic, famous drivers participated in online sim races, which rapidly skyrocketed the awareness of the esport. This growing trend has also hit the Gulf region, and we see the kick-off event in Dubai as a great opportunity to present the magic of sim racing to our audiences in the Gulf region.”

Those interested in participating should submit their applications by 6 December. The race registration form can be found at dubai2020.passport.gg, as well as the race schedule.