W Series Esports League
In 2020, W Series announced the all-new W Series Esports League for female racing drivers only.
Partnering with Logitech G (a global leader in PC and console gaming gear), Beyond Entertainment (a community-driven organisation that specialises in hosting high-calibre tournaments) and iRacing (the leading esports simulation platform), the W Series Esports League began during the summer of 2020, in the current absence of on-track motor racing anywhere in the world.
A brand-new initiative, the W Series Esports League aimed to inaugurate, publicise, promote and empower a shared commitment to raising female sim racing visibility in order to encourage more women and girls everywhere to take up eracing, thereby opening up a new world of equality and diversity in what has previously been seen as a predominantly male-dominated activity.
Missed out on all the 2020 esports action? Visit the official W Series YouTube channel to watch all 10 rounds.
Unlike many other sim racing initiatives, the W Series Esports League will be contested by women only, and all 18 drivers who have qualified to race in the on-track W Series in 2020 as well as special guests took part.
The W Series Esports League races was run on 10 of the greatest circuits in the world.
|Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||Italy|
|Circuit of the Americas||Austin Texas, United States|
|Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit||United Kingdom|
|Autódromo José Carlos Pace||Interlagos, Brazil|
|Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||Belgium|
|Watkins Glen International||New York, United States|
|Suzuka International Racing Course||Japan|
|Mount Panorama Circuit||Bathurst, Australia|
|Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit||United Kingdom|
Working closely with Logitech, Beyond Entertainment and iRacing, the W Series Esports League featured digital versions of the Tatuus Formula Renault 2.0 race car, similar in performance to the W Series Tatuus Formula 3 race car, accurately modelled to replicate its looks, performance and driver ‘feel’, thereby creating an innovative state-of-the-art visual spectacle that further blurs the lines between real and virtual.
W Series Esports League points were awarded in every race. At the end of the W Series Esports League season, the driver who scored the most points was declared the winner of the W Series Esports League title.
Up to three races were run at each of the 10 circuits, of varying lengths/durations, the majority of them conventional races started on grids formed according to normal qualifying sessions, but some of them reverse-grid races started on grids formed in reverse order of current W Series Esports League points standings.
2020 W Series Esports League Standings