X1 Racing League is all set to kick off its unique, India-centric Esports initiative to nurture budding racers in the country.
Xtreme1 Racing League, more commonly referred to as the X1 Racing League, has announced a unique India-centric racing initiative called the X1 Esports League (X1EL). Founded by Indian racing veterans Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel, the X1 will make its debut in October 2019 and will soon become the world's first franchise-based motorsport league. It has already been sanctioned by the country's apex racing regulatory body, the FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India).
While there isn't a confirmed start date for its operations, X1EL will soon organise a nation-wide virtual racing competition. Open to women and men alike, registrations for the event will open a week prior to the start. Anyone above the age limit of 15 years will be eligible to register for the X1EL, irrespective of their profession. To make the event accessible to all, registrations will be done free of cost, on a first come first serve basis. Specifics pertaining to the registration process will soon emerge on the X1 Racing League's website and corresponding social media pages.
The competitions will be held in 8 different Indian cities (across a span of 7 days in each city) where individuals will compete on a racing simulator. 50 individuals will then be selected from each city based on best lap times to participate in the finals. At the end of the final round, top five winners with the best lap times will stand a chance to be a part of a professional racing team and test drive the X1 Racing League car. Winners will also be trained under the personal supervision of Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel.
Sharing his thoughts on the announcement of the new Esports venture, Aditya Patel said, 'We are delighted to announce our Esports competition as a part of X1. I believe it is the dream of every youngster to be a professional race driver, all geared up in a high-speed racing car. With the onset of X1 Esports in India, we are not just aiming to give recognition to the Esports culture and e-racers/gamers but also trying to bring out the best of the talents and train them to represent India in real racing on a world level.'