It appears McLaren will be holding an Esports competition to find the “fastest gamer in the world”. The said individual will actually be joining the F1 team eventually as a legitimate employee.
The competition is open to all “Virtual Racers” and the fastest amongst them will be getting a one year contract with McLaren as one of their Official Simulator Drivers. You can get more details on the selection process and the whole ordeal by clicking on the said link.
At first glance the n
ews seems pretty unbelievable and it is a terrific opportunity for any kid who growing up was fascinated by fast cars and motorsports , and it also goes to show how far has Esports come along.
Gone are the days when parents used to say that sitting in front of a TV screen mashing buttons would amount to anything.
Here is what McLaren technology Group Executive Director Zak Brown had to say :
“World’s Fastest Gamer really aims to democratise the process of finding the best virtual racer out there. The contest isn’t limited to one platform or one game; we’re very keen not to restrict access or entry for people, but rather welcome the worldwide gaming community, whether that’s on mobile or on high-end simulator platforms.
“And the winner will genuinely be a key part of our team at McLaren. This is for real: we absolutely require additional support across our two simulator platforms, so the competition and the selection process will be rigorous, ruthless and compelling to watch.”
McLaren has dubbed this as the greatest job in Esports , and its hard to argue with them on this , as anybody who thinks they can go one on one with the best out there will be vying for a chance to avail this opportunity.
McLaren has also released an ad for the competition , which you can watch down below.
Hence gamers and thrill seekers this might be your chance to actually work with a bonafide F1 team , hurry up and sign up today.