Interactive activation will crown a national Forza Motorsport 7 championTORONTO
, Ont. — Canada’s most ambitious esports racing competition is coming to the Canadian International AutoShow, in partnership with the WorldGaming Network (WGN).
AutoShow attendees will be able to experience this unique competition from the driver’s seat at the WorldGaming Network Pfaff Forza 7 Canadian Challenge, driven by Castrol
. There has never been more on the line, with $20,000 in cash and prizing, plus a once in a lifetime chance to race with Pfaff Motorsports.
Every Canadian over the age of 14 with access to an Xbox One is eligible to compete in the tournament. There are two ways to join: open online qualifiers that will be staged throughout January and February on Worldgaming.com, and a live event at the Canadian International AutoShow. At the live qualifiers, attendees will be able to use VRX racing pods designed to give gamers a state-of-the-art racing experience. The Grand Finals will be staged February 24, 2019, live at the AutoShow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
“Esports is the fastest growing feature at the AutoShow and the fastest growing attraction in sports entertainment,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “Hosting the Pfaff Forza Motorsport 7 WorldGaming Network Canadian Challenge driven by Castrol
adds another level of excitement to the attraction.”
The 2019 esport exhibit at the AutoShow will be nearly double the size of last year’s showcase. Produced by WorldGaming, Pfaff, Castrol and Xbox, the esports activation will bring together gamers of all ages and skill levels to test their speed on Forza 7
“We’re very excited to partner with WorldGaming Network for the second year in a row to engage with racers, virtual and real, across the country,” says Laurance Yap, Creative Director at Pfaff Automotive Partners. “For us, the WorldGaming Network Canadian Challenge driven by Castrol
bridges the gap between the virtual and real racing worlds – the winner of the tournament will have the chance to test a Pfaff race car in 2019 and become part of our company’s long history of developing Canadian driving talent. Holding the tournament live at the AutoShow, with nine days of live qualifiers, and a one-day live final, really takes the championship to the next level.”
Competitors can visit WorldGaming.com/Forza7CC
for more information and to register.
“Forza 7 Motorsport
is already a leading title in racing and this is the event that competitors have been waiting for,” says Wim Stocks, General Manager of WorldGaming Network. “Massive thanks to all our partners who made this competition possible. Fans and car lovers alike will be able to experience first-hand how far our Canadian players are willing to push it to win incredible prizes.”
For tickets and AutoShow information, please visit autoshow.ca
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. Gamers can join the conversation online with #RaceTheNorth or by following WorldGaming Network on Twitter @WorldGaming
, Instagram @OfficialWorldGaming
and Facebook Facebook.com/WorldGaming
.About the Canadian International AutoShow, presented by the Toronto Star and wheels.ca
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. It boasts more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles each year.
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