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Team Fordzilla Prepares for V 10-R League Competition

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Team Fordzilla V 10-R League
Team Fordzilla will drive a virtual one-seater in the V 10-R League
Photo: Ford

Ford’s esports team, Team Fordzilla, will take part in the V 10-R League for the 2020-21 season. The new esports racing competition hosted by Gfinity and Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management pits Team Fordzilla and its unique team car against seven other teams in the game Assetto Corsa.

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V 10-R League’s inaugural season features eight teams of three drivers squaring off in 28 head-to-head matches. Each matchup includes three rounds, all of which take place at different tracks. At the end of the season, the team with the most total points takes home the league title and its share of a prize pool valued at more than $130,000.

In addition to Team Fordzilla, teams announced for the V 10-R League include Jaesa Team Suzuki, BWT Racing Point Esports Team, and Williams Esports. The other four teams will be announced prior to the start of the season.

“Being part of a whole new series like this one, competing against well-established esports teams, shows just how far Team Fordzilla has come in less than a year,” said Team Fordzilla Senior Manager of Communications Emmanuel Lubrani. “This new competition, with unique format and global reach of Gfinity and ADMM, is the perfect fit for us and we can’t wait to get going and push things on to the next level.”

Team Fordzilla continues to grow

Fordzilla Cup schedule
Photo: Ford

Ford Motor Company announced its foray into the world of esports at Gamescom 2019, establishing five European national teams and an all-star team. Presently, 40 drivers represent Team Fordzilla across France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Team Fordzilla has also entered a team in the Le Mans Esports series for 2019-20, finishing eighth out of 16 teams.

Team Fordzilla also recently launched a Fordzilla Cup tournament that will see one lucky winner earn a contract to join the team. The competition is open to gamers age 16 and up and uses the game Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox One and PC. Qualifiers run through Aug. 13, and the players who make it through will square off on Aug. 15-16. The semifinals will take place over Aug. 28-29 with the final taking place on the 29th at Gamescom 2020.

“We’re committed to gaming and delighted to return to Gamescom yet again with this exciting new opportunity for aspiring racers,” added Lubrani. “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, if you have the talent then you’re in. We can’t wait to welcome whoever the winner is to Team Fordzilla.”     

Fordzilla virtual car design finalists
Photo: Ford

Ford will also be unveiling its gamer-designed Team Fordzilla virtual race car at Gamescom 2020, wrapping up a process more than five months in the making.

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