Today marks the start of the NASCAR Heat Champions: Road to Miami weekly esports competition featuring the NASCAR Heat 3 title.
The online event starts today, September 10, and will run through November 11, 2018. Players can qualify at home weekly by posting their fastest total race times to qualify for the final tournament in Miami. Weekly tournaments will alternate between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. Three additional finalists will race their way in at Homestead-Miami Speedway at Esports Arena Drive.
704Games will fly weekly finalists and a guest to Miami for the Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The final will take place Sunday, Nov. 18, and $10,000 will be given away in prize money, along with Audeze Mobius gaming headsets, and an exclusive race weekend package from Homestead-Miami Speedway.
As a bonus, if the winner of NASCAR Heat Champions: Road to Miami correctly predicts the official total race time of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 within five seconds, they will win an additional $500,000, not too shabby.
“Fresh off the launch of NASCAR Heat 3, NASCAR Heat Champions: Road to Miami launches our first esports tournament so fans can literally play along with the real-world NASCAR Playoffs,” said Ed Martin, President of 704Games. “NASCAR Heat Champions: Road to Miami is the first NASCAR esports competition of its kind on video game consoles, accessible to NASCAR fans across the U.S., making it a truly one-of-a-kind experience.”
NASCAR Heat 3 released on September 7 on the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and PC.