Le Mans Esports Series (LMES) will return for a new season in 2020, with an increased total prize fund of $200,000.
The series, a joint venture between the ACO, FIA WEC and Motorsport Network, succeeded in engaging over 6.4 million social media impressions and 215,000 live viewers at last season’s Super Finale at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
Season 2 will continue to attract gamers from around the world with an innovative format that caters to competitors from both professional and enthusiast backgrounds. There will be both a “Pro” Team qualification championship and a “Pro-Am” championship for individuals to earn their place on the grid at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe in June 2020 for the “Super Finale”.
Gérard Neveu, FIA WEC CEO said, “After a positive start to the Le Mans Esports Series, and an excellent Super Final at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June this year, we are all looking forward to the start of Season 2. We are passionate about bringing motorsport, and especially endurance racing, to life for both our competitors and viewing audiences. We believe that the innovative and exciting new format, the increased prize fund and, of course, another Super Final at one of the world’s biggest motorsport events will take esports to the next level.”