MIAMI, Florida – March 18, 2022 – Motorsport Games Inc. (NASDAQ: MSGM) (“Motorsport Games”)a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series across the globe, today announces that current INDYCAR star and former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean joined the company as an advisor on its gaming and esports events, with a particular focus on the rFactor 2 simulation platform.
In his role as esports technical advisor for Motorsport Games, Grosjean will bring all of his racing experience – both real and sim – to help develop the industry-leading rFactor 2 racing simulation. Throughout the year, Grosjean will participate in four technical test sessions for rFactor 2, allowing him to provide feedback and recommendations to implement to further improve the platform. In addition to his help with the rFactor 2 iteration, Grosjean will also be available to advise on Motorsport Games‘ catalog of esports events, such as the hugely successful Le Mans Virtual Series and the brand new INDYCAR-Motorsport Games Pro Challenge. His in-depth knowledge of both will prove essential in further expanding each offer, as Grosjean has competed in both real world competitions in his career.
“The link between real racing and simulator racing continues to grow stronger and it has become an increasingly important tool for motorsport companies, teams and championships,” said Romain Grosjean. “I am very pleased to take on the role of Technical Advisor for Motorsport Games and look forward to helping provide feedback on rFactor 2, a simulation I use frequently. The company has shown through its esports events such as the Le Mans Virtual Series and the recent INDYCAR-Motorsport Games Pro Challenge that it is uniquely positioned to deliver the very best in esports through its products and events.
“While Romain’s experience and skills in real motorsport are well known across the world, he has also shown in recent years that he has extensive knowledge and experience in esports and motorsport racing. simulation,” said Gérard Neveu, Motor Sport Advisor for Motorsport Games. He is therefore perfectly suited to this new role of technical adviser to Motorsport Games and his vast experience will help us immensely in the development of rFactor 2 and the expansion of our esports events. As it was recently voted the most popular driver on the entire INDYCAR grid through a global INDYCAR fan survey conducted by Motorsport Games‘ head quarter, Motorsport Network, in collaboration with Nielsen and INDYCAR, we know that our players will be delighted to see Romain more closely involved in the development of our simulation platform and events. With Romain, we will be able to take our Le Mans and INDYCAR esports events to the next level.
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Motorsport Gamesa Motorsport Network company, is a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series across the globe. Combining innovative and engaging video games with thrilling esports competitions and content for racing fans and gamers, Motorsport Games strives to make the joy of running accessible to everyone. The company is the officially licensed video game developer and publisher for iconic motor racing series on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and mobile, including NASCAR, INDYCAR, 24 Hours of Le Mans, rFactor 2, KartKraft and the British Touring Car. Championship (“BTCC”). Motorsport Games is an award-winning esports partner of choice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula E, BTCC, FIA World Rallycross Championship and eNASCAR Heat Pro League, among others. Motorsport Games builds a virtual racing ecosystem where every product inspires excitement, every esports event is an adventure, and every story inspires.
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