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Porsche Unveils $100,000 Porsche iRacing World Championship Series

The ever-growing eSports racing market is welcoming another major player as Porsche is throwing their hat into the ring of serious virtual competition.

Partnering with iRacing, the iconic German car maker has announced the Porsche iRacing World Championship Series that will come with a whopping $100,000 prize purse!

Using iRacing’s virtual version of Porsche’s 911 GT3 Cup car that is being used in Porsche-sanctioned one make championships around the globe, the Porsche iRacing World Championship Series will consist of ten rounds, starting in early 2019.

“Porsche is more and more involved with eSports and racing simulations. Putting together a world championship like this one is important evidence of our increasing commitment to the sport,” comments Dr. Kjell Gruner, Vice President Marketing at Porsche.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Porsche as a partner for the Porsche iRacing World Championship Series,” added Steve Myers, Executive vice-president and executive producer, iRacing. “This is a milestone year for our world championships – it is the 10th year we have hosted and sanctioned world championships and to be able to offer a $100,000 prize pool shows how far we have come. We wouldn’t be able to do this without the fantastic partnership we have with Porsche.”

Drivers will be qualifying for the Porsche iRacing World Championship Series beginning in January – more details on both qualifying and the World Championship series will be made available soon.

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