Time to Reset: Porsche Coanda Prepares for ESL R1 Fall Season
LIGHTS OUT, AWAY WE GO!
The ESL R1 Spring season kicked off with a sensational in-person LAN event at the iconic Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland, where Round 1 and 2 took place; the remaining six online rounds, held at some of the world's greatest virtual tracks, were then staged remotely. After eight spellbinding rounds that saw some of the greatest battles in Sim Racing history, the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team clinched an impressive third place overall in the Team Championship. The Driver Championship, however, was still to be decided at the Spring Major at Rennsport Summit in Munich, Germany.
Taking place at Motorworld Munich, the Spring Major marked a thrilling conclusion to the first ESL R1 Spring Season. After a weekend of arduous races throughout which the Porsche factory drivers raced impressively, Marcell Csincsik from R8G Esports took home the Driver Championship crown. Joshua Rogers provided stiff opposition to Csincsik over the course of the weekend, finishing just behind him in P2 in the final race to secure fourth in the Driver Championship; Mitchell deJong finished in P17, with teammates Mack Bakkum and Dayne Warren in P24 and P29 respectively.
A promising start to life in ESL R1 for the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team, who finished the Spring Season determined for even more success in the Fall edition.
GAMERS8 ESL R1 EVENT
Before the ESL R1 Fall Season, however, was the Gamers8 ESL R1 event, an impressive mid-season tournament held in Riyadh where the team would spend four days competing with the world’s best Sim Racers.
After two days of intense battling for the Gamers8 Driver Championship, Joshua Rogers earned a hard-fought second place. Determined to carry his successes over into the Team Championship, Rogers also played a leading role in the team’s achievement of the season so far; taking their duel with Team Redline right into the event’s latter stages, it was the Porsche Coanda quartet that raced away on top, proud winners of the Gamers8 ESL R1 Team Championship.
ESL R1 FALL SEASON
The confirmed tracks for Round 1-5 are as follows:
Round 1: Monza
Round 2: Spa
Round 3: Hockenheim
Round 4: Nürburgring
Round 5: Monza
You can catch the semi-finals and finals every Friday on the official broadcast at twitch.tv/eslr1. Also keep an eye out and follow the Porsche Twitch account for Community and Live Streams from the drivers throughout the season.
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With the new ESL R1 season just weeks away, the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team is ready to compete once more at the very pinnacle of Esports Sim Racing.