May 25, 2022


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Coronavirus leads to “two years’ growth in two months” for Esports

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Motorsport Network has hosted Esports discussions alongside the #ThinkingForward series with focus turning to sim racing during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdown, which has meant Esports has taken centre stage.

While talking points have proven to be both positive and negative, from a range of Esports charity fundraising events, including the BRDC Esports series to raise money for the NHS, to Daniel Abt being dropped by Audi for pulling off a Formula E Esports stunt, a panel of experts hosted by James Allen analysed the Esports developments within the motorsport environment and what the future holds.

Leeston Bryant, McLaren senior marketing manager covering Esports, estimates the industry itself has experienced dramatic market growth by taking the opportunity to fill the void of motorsport action during the COVID-19 postponements.