Following its original release last October, a new eSports Edition has been released for WRC 5 available on PS4 and Xbox One.
The WRC 5 eSports Edition includes both of WRC 5's DLC packs that were available as part of the season pass or separate downloads featuring 13 additional stages in total dedicated to the WRC 5 eSports championship, which runs from January to October this year to coincide with the actual WRC. The WRC Concept car with 3 liveries is also included in the WRC 5 eSports edition.
The eSports WRC season is currently underway, divided into two halves with 5 qualifying rounds and a semi-final for each half. The semi-finals will be played online during Rally Italia Sardegna (9 – 12 June) and Rally RACCCatalunya (13 – 16 October), before the grand finale at Wales Rally GB, where the best 18 drivers will be invited to fight for the title. Qualifications are still open and even in September players around the world will still have the opportunity to qualify for the grand finale.
Hyundai are sponsoring the eSports WRC, which has entered two teams in this year's WRC with drivers Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo, Hayden Paddon and Kevin Abbring. If you needed any more incentive, the winner of the eSports tournament will win a Hyundai i20 worth 20,000€.
You can read up on our thoughts about the game in our WRC 5 review, where we branded it as "an enjoyable rally game that sets itself apart as an approachable alternative to its more serious competitors, but it lacks the depth and polish seasoned WRC fans expect from an officially licensed game."
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