Miami, January 14, 2022 – A number of major broadcasters, in particular Motor Trend in the United States and Eurosport in Europe and Asia, will broadcast the final of the Le Mans Virtual Series, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtuelles, on January 15 and 16, 2022, bringing together the exciting worlds of motorsport and eSport to millions of homes around the world .
This will be the climax of this year’s championship, which was made possible by the joint venture between Motorsport Games (NASDAQ: MSGM) and Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO).
A special broadcast covering this unique two-day event will be produced live from Paris with a team of experts comprising Martin Haven, FIA World Endurance Championship lead commentator, esports specialists Chris McCarthy. and Lewis McGlade, of motorsport commentator Ben Constanduros, as well as Hayley Edmonds, who will be reporter in the pits. We will also find in the studio the consultant Alex Brundle, WEC driver, competitor of the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020 and commentator of the FIA F3 and F2.
The 200 eSports drivers, who represent 39 different nationalities and share 50 cars (with four drivers per car over the 24 hours) will be in 28 different countries. This perfectly reflects the interest of broadcasters around the world.
Eurosport will cover the entire two days of this event live in Europe on Eurosport Player, and global coverage will be ensured by Motorsport.tv. The entire 24 Hours will be broadcast by Live Team in France, Sport 10 (pay TV channel) and RTBF Auvio (on request) in Belgium and Viaplay in Sweden, Norway and Finland. From Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the free channel Sport 1 will broadcast a special 44-minute program on Sunday evening, reaching up to 72 million viewers.
Motor Trend will cover the entire race live in North America on its on-demand service, while Star+ will broadcast the event in Latin America and Brazil. SuperSport DStv assume live broadcasting on its dedicated motorsport channel in Africa; in other words, coverage will be on five continents.
Finally, the official accounts of the ACO and FIA WEC on social networks will show the race live from start to finish, just like the official Le Mans Virtual Series website (www.lemansvirtual.com). The broadcast will start at 1:30 p.m. French time, and the famous tricolor will signal the start of the biggest Endurance eSport event of the year at 14h.
For more information, including press releases, visuals, official poster and presentation, click here. All information about the event can also be found at www.lemansvirtual.com.