As part of the agreement, Acer will be an official partner with its premium gaming brand, Predator. The sim racing seats of the R8G e-Sports team will be fuelled with the powerful Predator Orion 5000 desktops, and lightning-fast Predator gaming monitors and gadgets.
Predator, with its advanced features such as cooling technology, stands for performance and speed and is ideally designed to give the R8G team drivers the cutting edge advantage to win. In return, Acer will receive exclusive access to The R8G e-Sports Sim Racing Team’s content, drivers, live experiences and branding on a range of team cars. Romain Grosjean debuted his first sim racing event at the BMW SIM 120 Cup on May 10th, 2020.
“Launching my own sim racing team is a proud moment because I’m passionate about motorsport, innovation and embracing new challenges,” said Grosjean. “The main goal of the R8G Sim Racing Team is to develop drivers that have the potential to race for real which is an exciting prospect. We’re proud to have the best-of-the-best gaming gear with Predator onboard to become the best-of-the-best in sim racing as we bridge the gap between the virtual and real racing worlds.”
With the explosion of the esports scene, and especially in sim racing, an audience of 850 million people is expected to follow sim racing events in 2020. The R8G esports Sim Racing Team will compete in prestigious sim racing events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“We have chosen to enter the sim racing scene enabling us to connect with new audiences from the virtual racing world, but also from the real racing world,” said Hajo Blingen, Vice President Marketing, Acer Europe. “Virtual racing represents a very emotional brand experience and supports us communicating the fascination for gaming technology to a new target group of ever-growing e-Sports fans. We are excited to support Romain Grosjean to build a world-class sim racing team.”
Acer’s recently updated Predator Orion 5000 is a powerful desktop, featuring Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9-9900K processors with the Z390 chipset, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs, Dragon 2.5 gigabit Ethernet and an all-in-one CPU liquid cooler to maximise performance during intense gaming sessions.
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