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The live finals of the McLaren Shadow – the world’s biggest Esports racing competition – kicks off today, January 16, at 7pm-10:30pm (GMT) and will be streamed via the McLaren YouTube Channel today and tomorrow,  Thursday 17 January 2019 7pm-8pm (GMT).

Seven competitors from around the world will take part in the McLaren Shadow Project grand finals – starting today and concluding tomorrow – at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, UK.  The winner will receive a seat in the McLaren Shadow Esports team, and the opportunity to join its esports development programme to sharpen their skills working with the McLaren F1 team.

You can watch the action unfold live below.

The seven finalists are:
  • Ebrahim Almubarak, Bahrain, qualified via Atyaf eRacing
  • Miguel Ballester, Spain, qualified via Forza Motorsport 7
  • Henrik Drue, Denmark, qualified via Real Racing 3
  • Igor Fraga, Brazil, qualified via the Logitech G Challenge
  • Xiang Gao, China, via HTC Vive
  • Marcus Jensen, Denmark, via iRacing
  • Nuno Pinto, Portugal, via rFactor 2

The finals will see the competitors take to the track using the following titles: Forza Motorsport 7, Real Racing 3, Project CARS 2, iRacing, and rFactor 2. Competitors will race in virtual reality on Project CARS 2 using the VIVE Pro McLaren Limited Edition VR system and battle it out on mobile on Real Racing 3.


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