VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ESE Entertainment Inc. (“IT” or the “company“) (TSXV: ESE) (ENTEF) is pleased to announce that the Company’s subsidiary, Digital Motorsports (“gages” or “Digital Motorsport“), is a partnership with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (“FIA’) to offer a special digital communication prize for participants in the Rally Star initiative.
The award recognizes the efforts of FIA Rally Star participants in digital communication and social media engagement. The prize will be awarded at the African finals, which will be held from May 27th to 29th at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria, South Africa.
Aside from showing off their driving and simulator skills during the African finals, competitors will be judged on their community engagement. Known as Digital Motorsport’s RACE Award, the award recognizes the achievements of Rallye Star participants in the areas of: reach, attraction, community and engagement.
In Pretoria, candidates from 11 countries in the African region will chase their dreams of taking part in the FIA World Rally Championship. The FIA Rally Star African Final is the third of six FIA Rally Star Continental Finals in 2022. The results of the Continental Finals will decide six of the seven members of the 2023 FIA Rally Star Team, with the seventh member coming from an all-female final.
The prize for the RACE Award winner in Pretoria consists of a Playseat Trophy chassis, a Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition steering wheel and pedals, a Thrustmaster Gaming headset, a set of OMP Race gloves and a copy of the WRC 10 game.
Digital Motorsports will evaluate each applicant based on their personal growth under each pillar of the RACE criteria. This is analyzed by their professional social media analytics dashboards. Visit the Digital Motorsports website for more information on the RACE award here.
Corresponding Niall Maher, CEO of Digital Motorsports, the idea of the RACE Award is to expand the attractiveness of the FIA Rally Star initiative through digital engagement. He commented: “Digital Motorsports is very proud to be part of the FIA’s vision of an all-encompassing, all-access program to identify young talent. The FIA encourages development in the areas of digital and e-sports, which are key to engaging new generations and will play an increasingly important role in achieving diversity and true accessibility for all in motorsport. We are fully aligned with this vision, combining our world-leading technology with a genuine desire for inclusivity to embrace diversity in all parts of society. We are delighted to be collaborating with the FIA on the RACE Awards to raise awareness and give everyone access to a global motorsport community through our professionally run online racing and turnkey simulator solutions.”
Jérôme Roussel, FIA Rally Star Project Manager commented: “We are indebted to the invaluable contribution of our partners such as Digital Motorsports. Without their commitment and energy, initiatives like the FIA Rally Star would not be possible. The RACE Award is a natural extension of our partnership with Digital Motorsports, which aims to grow our community engagement within our esports community. Through collaborations like this, we aim to increase awareness and participation in Rally Star for years to come.”
About the FIA
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is the umbrella organization for global motorsport and the federation of the world’s leading mobility organizations. Founded in 1904 and based in Paris and Geneva, the FIA is a non-profit organization. It brings together 244 member organizations from 146 countries on five continents. Its member clubs represent over 80 million road users and their families.| www.fia.com
ESE is a Europe-based entertainment and technology company focused on gaming and e-sports. The Company offers a range of services to leading video game developers, publishers and brands by providing technology, infrastructure and fan engagement services internationally. ESE also operates its own e-commerce channels, e-sports teams and gaming leagues. In addition to the Company’s organic growth opportunities, the Company is considering selective acquisitions consistent with its goal of becoming a dominant global player in esports technology and infrastructure. | www.esegaming.com
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