ESports is quickly becoming a huge industry and now the NASCAR eSports challenge will see the company entering the burgeoning industry. NASCAR intends to break into eSports by offering on a championship that would take place during race weekends. Tournament players could choose between competing in either NASCAR Heat 2 or iRacing. NASCAR Heat 2 is designed more for the casual player and is set to be the entry-level game in the tournament. iRacing on the other hand, features more realistic racing and would present a more advanced challenge.
While NASCAR has yet to explain how the tournament would be set up, it is safe to assume that specially equipped trucks would travel between locations and contain all the hardware. The NASCAR eSports challenge already has a six-figure prize attached to it, as well as the support from more than 20 NASCAR tracks. A start date for this event has yet to be announced, but NASCAR does intend to have the events ready before the start of the 2018 race season.
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NASCAR is Entering ESports With a Tournament Held on Race Weekends
1. ESPORTS - Opportunity for businesses to capitalize on the growing popularity and engagement of eSports by creating innovative platforms, technologies, and partnerships.
2. VIRTUAL REALITY - Disruptive innovation opportunity to develop immersive virtual reality experiences that enhance the eSports racing tournaments and provide a more realistic racing environment for participants.
3. TOURNAMENT ORGANIZATION - Innovative solutions can be developed to streamline and automate the organization, logistics, and operations of eSports tournaments, making them more efficient, scalable, and accessible.
1. VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT - The video game development industry can leverage the NASCAR eSports challenge to create new and improved racing game titles that cater to both casual and professional eSports players.
2. EVENT MANAGEMENT - Event management companies can seize the opportunity to specialize in organizing and hosting eSports tournaments, providing a dedicated and professional platform for participants and spectators.
3. VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY - Companies involved in virtual reality technology can partner with NASCAR to develop cutting-edge VR solutions that enhance the racing experience in eSports tournaments.